Stylistic origins Indigenous Music of Colombia, European Waltz, Afro-Colombian Music Heritage,
Cultural origins Andean Region of Colombia
Typical instruments Tiple - Guitar - Piano - Requinto - Bandola - Tambora - Vocals
Mainstream popularity

High in Colombia since the 1800's.

Medium in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico
Sanjuanero - Bambuco Fiestero
Fusion genres
Bambuco Jazz

Bambuco is a traditional music genre originated from Colombia. It has a beat structure similar to the European waltz or polska (not to be confused with the polka). Typically a bambuco piece is a folk music song accompanied by a stylized group dance in either a 6/8 or 3/4 meter.

Bambuco took a cultural foothold in the Andean region of Colombia and has spread in popularity throughout Latin America. The Festival Folclórico y Reinado Nacional del Bambuco in Neiva is a festival celebrating bambuco music.

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