“Colombiana” is a flamenco style created by Pepe Marchena in 1931. He recorded the following year a version of "colombiana", accompanied by the guitarist Ramon Montoya. “Colombiana” is composed by six octosyllabe verses.
The rhythm has influence of Cuban music, like other styles with Hispano-American influence (“milonga”, “guajira” and “rumba”). Since “colombiana” was created, it was released quickly and widely welcomed. But according to purists of flamenco, this style is away from the authentic singing.
“Colombiana or colombina” has been interpreted by many renowned artists, sucha as Carmen Amaya (dance) and Paco de Lucia (musical performance). Rocío Jurado, Pepe Molinero and Ana Reverte were important performers this singing. It also highlights "Serrania de Brasil", a "colombiana" performed by “La Niña de la Puebla” and Luquitas de Marchena, her husband.