Porro began as a variant of Cumbia but has developed into a distinct form of music and dance. The style originated as folk music from Colombia’s Caribbean region but has developed into a public and celebratory music and couple/ballroom dance. Some of the most energizing porro ensembles are composed of brass, brass and more brass–trumpets, trombones and tubas aplenty.
KEY INSTRUMENTS: Bombo, Clarinet, Gaita flutes, Snare drum, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
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