Learn rumba columbia patterns in this video lesson. Columbia is a fast rumba, in a triple-pulse (6/8, 12/8) structure, and often accompanies the standard bell pattern struck on a guataca (‘hoe blade’) or campana. Columbia originated in the hamlets, plantations, and docks where men of African descent worked together.
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Columbia originated from the drum patterns and chants of religious Cuban Abakuá traditions. The drum patterns of the lowest conga drum is essentially the same in both columbia and Abakuá. Instructor Edgardo Cambon will be covering three columbia rhythms known as Matanzas, Habana and Ñongo (aka “del campo” or “del monte”).
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Conga Video Lesson #9