Unit 2: Cumbia with Gregorio
Meet Gregorio Uribe
Gregorio was born in Bogotá, Colombia and came to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music, subsequently putting down roots in New York City. With the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, he combines Colombian rhythms with big band arrangements; he also has a smaller ensemble to highlight his songwriting. In addition to composing and performing with a variety of groups, Gregorio is committed to serving as a cultural bridge to his country. He launched an innovative project of community-based musical tourism where he brings music lovers to small villages to meet, learn from, and enjoy the music of local masters.
Students learn to sing “El Pescador” and learn the instruments and basic rhythms of cumbia.
→ Go to Lesson 1: Learning “El Pescador”
Students learn the cumbia dance and create their own dance rhythms.
→ Go to Lesson 2: Learning “La Piragua”
Unit 2: PDF Downloads
SG13 Let’s Explore Cumbia ↓ Download File
SG14 Meet Gregorio ↓ Download File
SG15 We asked Gregorio… ↓ Download File
SG16 Columbian Instruments ↓ Download File
SG17 Imagine “El Pescador” ↓ Download File
SG18 Compose Your Own Dance Rhythm ↓ Download File