Cute Cumbia dancers at Barranquilla Carnaval in Colombia. Barranquilla's Carnival is Colombia's most important folklore celebration, one of the biggest carnivals in the world. The carnival has traditions that date back to the 19th century.

Cumbia dancers at Barranquilla Carnaval in Colombia. Barranquilla's Carnival is Colombia's most important folklore celebration, one of the biggest carnivals in the world. The carnival has traditions that date back to the century.

Sakira, I like her belly dance moves.

Shakira: I've always thought she was so beautiful. One of the few celebrities who looks stunning without makeup and with natural hair.

traditional music called "Vallenato" played with accordion and the hat Sombrero "Vueltiao"

The vueltiao hat and its not-so-flattering imitation

traditional music called "Vallenato" played with accordion and the hat Sombrero "Vueltiao" Ay hombe

The Dancer, Cartagena de Indias, Colomiba. Photo: OneEighteen, via Flickr

The Dancer, Cartagena de Indias, Colomiba. Photo: OneEighteen, via Flickr

The soul of the Carnival of Barranquilla is cumbia, both music and dance. Cumbia originates here in the Caribbean region. It i a mixture of the African tribal dance with the Spanish influence. #EasyNip

Cumbia, which is probably Colombia's most well-known and most popular traditional music style, originated during the Spanish colonial period.

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