Bands/Musicians The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time  

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This is a Cumbia artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. While there are tons of fantastic cumbia artists, when it comes down to it, some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of cumbia separate the absolute best cumbia bands and artists from all of the rest. Cumbia was created in Colombia as a fusion of African, native Colombian, and Spanish influences. Kumbia Kings and Celso Piña are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top cumber bands of all time?

This list of the top cumbia bands in the world includes all musicians who have released songs and albums that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Cumbia groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all cumbia bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest cumbia bands of all time, since the most famous cumbia artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best cumbia music.

List ranges from La Sonora Dinamita to Juanes, and more. Rank the best singers and groups to see them rise to the top. Is Thalía a better choice for the top of the list than Ninel Conde? Vote accordingly. All important, significant and iconic names in Mexican and Colombian cumbia music deserve your votes. You can only vote once on this list. Bands at the top of the list will  be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good cumbia bands with which to start out. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best cumbia bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest cumbia musician ever?" Whether you’re a cumbia aficionado or a new fan of cumbia music, please vote for the best cumbia artists - not  just the most popular cumbia bands that you never actually listened to. 


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La Sonora Dinamita is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Kumbia Kings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Kumbia Kings Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

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Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Celso Piña Vallenato, Cumbia

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Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Grupo Bronco Norteño, Cumbia

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Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Joe Arroyo Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

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A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
A.B. Quintanilla Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

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Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Grupo Bryndis Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

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Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Temerarios Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

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Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Bomba Estéreo Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia

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Kumbia All Starz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Pérez Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

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Chicos De Barrio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chicos De Barrio Hip hop music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

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Juanes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Juanes Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

The Best New Country Artists

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Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Supermerka2 Cumbia

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Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda Machos Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

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La Mano Ajena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
La Mano Ajena Klezmer, Romani music, World music

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Sonido Gallo Negro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Sonido Gallo Negro

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Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Very Be Careful Vallenato, Cumbia

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La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
La Sombra Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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El Hijo De La Cumbia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added El Hijo De La Cumbia

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Money Chicha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Money Chicha

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Cumbia Cosmonauts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Cumbia Cosmonauts

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Los Mirlos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los Mirlos

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Chancha Via Circuito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Chancha Via Circuito

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Grupo Celeste is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Grupo Celeste

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Rolando Bruno is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Rolando Bruno

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Los Wemblers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los Wemblers

The Best Nicki Minaj Albums of All Time

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Los Super Reyes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Super Reyes Hip hop music, Cumbia rap, Rhythm and blues

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Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pee Wee Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

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Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andrés Cabas Rock en Español, Cumbia

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Karamelo santo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Karamelo santo Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae

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Carlos Vives is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Carlos Vives Porro, Bambuco, Rock music

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DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
DJ Kane Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

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Los De Abajo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los De Abajo

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

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Juaneco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Juaneco

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Buyepongo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Buyepongo

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Klezperanto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Klezperanto

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Abel Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Abel Talamantez Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

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Maricarmen Marín is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Nando y Solja Kingz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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Agua Bella is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Agua Bella Cumbia

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Ricky Rick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ricky Rick Urban contemporary, Cumbia

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Ana Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ana Bárbara Banda music, Latin pop, Ranchera

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Alma Bella is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Alma Bella Cumbia

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Grupo Fantasma is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Grupo Fantasma

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Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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Los Daddys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los Daddys

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Urban Legend is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Urban Legend Alternative hip hop, Electronic music, Latin American music