is widly considered to be the unofficial music of Columbia
. It has a beat
structure similar to the European waltz
. Typically a bambuco piece is a folk music
song accompanied by a stylized group dance in either a 6/8 or 3/4 meter
The music, sometimes called "el bambuco", is thought to be of African origin, but took a cultural foothold in the Andean region of Columbia and has spread in popularity throughout Latin America.