What always stroke me is the trance like character that cumbia music can have. Music that seems to be made for what seems to be a folky festive party only, but which has this deep sense of making you go in a trance in a slow mood. Check for example the second tune on this great compilation of remixes by Negro Dub. Negro Dub and cumbia go hand in hand. Negro Dub eats, sleeps and drinks cumbia, all day and all night long. Get it for free.
I’m a great fan of the sound of Dengue Dengue Dengue, a peruvian duo bringing the best in Cumbia and electronic dance music together. This video shows perfectly why. Plus I love the fact that in this video a how peruvian look on western pop and dance culture works. ReFreshening.