Colombia's Independence Day: 12 Fiesta-Ready Songs To Celebrate Nation's Triumph [VIDEOS]

Known as "The land of a thousand rhythms," Colombia has a vibrant collage of talent. The music of Colombia contains diverse genres, both traditional and modern; and the diversity is the result of a mixture of African, Native Indigenous, and European (especially Spanish) influences, as well as more modern American. 

Some of the best known genres are cumbia, a mixture of Spanish, Native Colombian and African music, and vallenato, a genre made up of four rhythms: son, puya, merengue and paseo, but the new generation of singers, have made, with other genres, important contributions to the music in general. Some of Colombia's most internationally recognized artists include Shakira, JuanesFanny Lú, Carlos Vives, Naty BoteroMaíaSoraya, ChocQuibTown, J Balvin, Maluma, and many others. 

According to the Colombian culture, many aspects of what they inherited, can be traced back to the early culture of Spain of the 16th century and its collision with Colombia's native civilizations. But with the motto "Libertad y Orden" (Spanish) or "Freedom and Order," on July 20, 1810, Colombian patriots protested against Spanish rules. The unhappy population took control and forced Spain government to let them have permanent independence. 

Colombians celebrate their Independence Day with feasts, traditional food, parades and parties, for that reason we want to share with you a list with some the best artists of the Nation. 

  • ChocQuibTown - Uh la la: Latin Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group.

  • Shakira - Me Enamoré: Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer.

  • Carlos Vives, Shakira - La Bicicleta: Colombian singer, songwriter and actor.

  • Maluma - Sin Contrato: Colombian singer and songwriter, signed to Sony Music Colombia.

  • Farina - Mejor que yo?: Urban rising star, , signed to Roc Nation Latino.

  • J. Balvin, Willy William - Mi Gente: Colombian reggaeton singer.

  • Karol G, Bad Bunny - Ahora Me Llama: Colombian singer of reggaeton, pop, trap and R & B.

  • Fanny Lu - Llorar Es Una Locura ft. El Mola: Colombian singer, songwriter and actress.

  • La Sonora Dinamita - Pollera Colora': Colombian musical group that plays cumbia, a South and Latin American music genre popular throughout Latin America.

  • Grupo Niche - Sin Sentimientos: Salsa group founded in 1978 in Cali, Colombia.

  • Herencia de Timbiquí - Vive a tu manera: Is a formation of 11 Colombian musicians, from the region of Timbiquí , Cauca , Colombia that fuses the sound of the Chonta marimba , cununos and folk drum, along with the rest of an orchestra and singers.

  • Juanes - El Ratico ft. Kali Uchis: Is a Colombian musician who was a member of the rock band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.