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The energy of Colombia!

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The energy of Colombia!

Postby publicduende » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:41 pm

Just thought about sharing a video from one of my favourite Latino artists, Carlos Vives. Every time I listen to this particular song, I just can't help thinking of the the simplicity, the joy and and the warmth of Colombian people. For all the problems they have, they do know how to enjoy life and give you a big, sincere smile. And that's without even mentioning the young ladies... :D

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ILgwBcj2w&feature=fvwrel[/youtube]
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Postby OTB » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:07 pm

I just can't help thinking of the the simplicity, the joy and and the warmth of Colombian people. For all the problems they have, they do know how to enjoy life and give you a big, sincere smile.


I had a chat with a girl from Medellin about an hour ago and we talked about this same topic. I told her I found Colombia to be "un pais muy chevere". The people are very warm and friendly. Especially in Cartagena. I definitely want to go back.
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Postby MarkDY » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:29 am

I love Colombia. It's once of the places I may move to.
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Postby publicduende » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:56 am

MarkDY wrote:I love Colombia. It's once of the places I may move to.


Yup, can't wait to visit Colombia and hopefully some other areas of Latin America this coming December.
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Postby Falcon » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:59 am

Colombia is world-famous for its catchy music. Cumbias colombianas are must-listens! :D


Lisandro Meza

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrDSeL7WPG4[/youtube]


Aniceto Molina

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1fkP7omkWQ[/youtube]


American music, on the other hand, often sounds angry or depressed. :evil:
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Postby pete98146 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:59 pm

I think Colombia is an undiscovered gold mine but it would be similar to Brazil in that it's such a cool and unique culture that the ladies would never want to leave for good reason (let's call it the complete opposite of Phils where everybody wants to leave). You'd be best served to learn some Spanish and if you were willing to move down there I think skys the limit. Colombian women are probably top 5 for the world's prettiest women.
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Postby publicduende » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:42 am

Falcon wrote:Colombia is world-famous for its catchy music. Cumbias colombianas are must-listens! :D

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American music, on the other hand, often sounds angry or depressed. :evil:


This is a theme that is being well dissected by music critics and sociologists in the Anglosphere. To put it short, modern music as it developed in the Anglosphere has been a vehicle of social protest, or dissent against the establishment, or the decay of (post)industrial societies. No surprise the most flourishing indie rock and metal bands in England came from small dormitory towns or large industrial centres in full decline (in the 70s/80s, at least): Manchester, Birmingham, etc.

Latino music, which has European roots, comes from totally different traditions, which trace back to the old troubadours (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troubadour) of the 11th century. Most of their repertoire were sung poetry about love - love lost, love found, love betrayed, love contemplated...you get me :) If you listen to the lyrics of most cumbias, salsas, vallenatos, all the classical ones, they seem to all have one single theme...
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Postby Jester » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:53 am

I love cumbia. Didn't know it was about love though.

Always seems like someone's about to get killed.

But you can dance to it. ;)
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Postby Falcon » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:49 am

Heard this Colombian song played quite often in Guatemala.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zaw_3mbXrE[/youtube]
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Postby mguy » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:53 pm

it's all about this song

i heart it lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inySMqgPRYc
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Postby Robert77 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:19 am

colombia is like a second brazil minus the tourists...... a non colombian guy in colombia can score VERY VERY EASY
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Postby Falcon » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:25 pm

A lively, energetic Colombian cumbia / merengue concert in Guatemala

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_psFZDQA2c[/youtube]
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Postby chibolo » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:08 pm

I am a HUGE fan of cumbia. Most of the cumbia songs I know are Peruvian and Chilean. Here are some of my favorites:

Chilean/Peruvian:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2YBPewq61U[/youtube]

Peruvian:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1hAyaCm96A[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inNYZSERHNU[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h4s1a7HdmU[/youtube]
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Postby Jester » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:20 am

Songs linked, thanks!!
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