Bambuco is a traditional music genre from Colombia. Its metric structure is similar to the European waltz or polska (not to be confused with the polka). Typically a bambuco piece is accompanied by a stylized group dance in either a 6
or 3

Bambuco took a cultural foothold in the Andean region of Colombia and has spread in popularity throughout Latin America. The Festival Folclórico y Reinado Nacional del Bambuco in Neiva is a festival celebrating bambuco music.

"Cuatro Preguntas" is one of the most famous songs in the genre,[1] having been included by El Tiempo at No. 8 on its list of the 50 best Colombian songs of all time.[2]


  1. ^ "Cuatro preguntas". El Espectador. May 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Las 50 mejores canciones de Colombia". El Tiempo.