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Latin Party From Putumayo

Congratulations to Anya from Boulder, our randomly selected winner of the Putumayo CDs!

Putumayo World Music’s latest release is Latin Party, just in time to help make your Cinco de Mayo celebration a real toe tapper. (Read on for a chance to win some Putumayo CDs.) Ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar, who helps Putumayo in finding music and artists for their new releases, provides this overview of Cinco de Mayo and the Latin Party CD.
Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) has become a significant holiday in America as a celebration of Mexican culture, history and food. Mexicans commemorate the 1862 defeat of the French army in the Battle of Puebla, which was the last time a country in the Americas was invaded by a European army. And, much as St. Patrick’s Day has developed into an opportunity for people of all ethnic backgrounds to celebrate Irish traditions, Cinco de Mayo gives people a chance to recognize important Mexican-American historical figures, such as César Chávez, and to participate in special events that focus on Mexico’s savory cuisine and lively music. While Putumayo’s new CD release, Latin Party, features only one song of Mexican origin, it celebrates the festive spirit of Cinco de Mayo with spicy Latin boogaloo, Colombian cumbia, Cuban son and more. The liner notes also include two recipes, one by a noted Mexico City chef, Patricia Quintana, and one by Daisy Martinez, host of the Food Network’s Viva Daisy!
Want a taste? Try this track: Big Apple Boogaloo by Brooklyn Funk Essentials. Note: you can simply listen online using the player below, or you can “right click” to download the mp3 file.

Want more? Pick up Latin Party, now available in our stores. Want to win? By May 5th, enter a comment letting us know what music you’ll be playing for your Cinco de Mayo festivities, and we’ll choose a random winner to receive a five CD set from Putumayo’s Latin collection.

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Ari Lourie says …

I hope I'll be playing the new Putumayo soon.

DOLLY FOGARTY says …

Hard to choose anything would be great

James Whitbord says …

Polka. Just kidding.I'm afraid I do not have much around here for that Latin Flavor.Maybe some Carlos Santana.

raullllllllllll says …

the song provided by you on this cd "latin party" was absolutely exhilarating. i enjoyed the tropical/salsa ambiance it provided. i would like to know how to enter to win this cd. i love the cd's putumayo puts out. i have a few cd's from them, such as "mo vida" and "music from the tea lands".

Lynn Robertson says …

I will probably turn on MTV3 some time during the day for some Latin flavored pop/rock. ( I do most every day, so will probably do so that day, too!)

Rox Church says …

I like their beat! I had planned on playing old and new Mexican songs, like some from Pandora, Luis Miguel, Pedro Infante, etc. But anything will always be welcome :)

karen mcguire says …

carlos varela, and kenney chesney! buenisima!

Joy says …

I'll be playing the Essential Pogues, I need your CD's

Shelley Quezada says …

We actually do celebrate Cinco De Mayo since my husband is from Mexico but the music that we love the best is Brazilian bossa nova. Still, this music goes well with chilaquiles and sopes that I make from scratch.

Janna says …

Probably listening to our local Indy Spanish-language radio station, 107.1 - good local info!

marysue komaniecki says …

love the latin music

Mariya says …

I'll be playing a mix of salsa, cumbia and merengue :) I love latin music. :)

Julie Martin says …

This Detroit girl loves Rodrigo Y Gabriela!

Alyssa says …

Tea + Putumayo = bliss.

Michael Buzz says …

Anything by Celia Cruz!

Judy Carter says …

I’ll be enjoying the sounds of Santana in my office and would love love love to share and explore a Putumayo mixes.

mara says …

I'll be playing some Bajofondo for Cinco De Mayo.

Estela Schmalz says …

Love the Latin playground CD- my kids have all grown up with it. We'll be playing that for sure!

Yeefong Saw says …

Definitely salsa music.

Elaine says …

We will be listening to Putumayo mixes at our Cinco de Maya celebrations. Ariva.

Michele P says …

I have Hallmark's Margarita Party CD - please HELP - I desparately need some better and authentic music!

Becky Withrow says …

I will look for the Latin Party CD to play for middle school Spanish Club on Cinco de mayo! Get paid Friday! I love the Putumayo CDs they are a lot of fun.

Dee Long says …

Will be enjoying the best of Desi Arnaz during my Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Esther says …

Latino and Cuban music for us

Beth Deans says …

We'll be playing Gloria Estefan with a little Cronoa to get everyone in the dancing mood!

Gina says …

Putumayo's "Women of Latin America" and Poncho Sanchez "ULTIMATE Latin Dance Party." Music for dancing on the shore of Big Shag lake in the upper peninsula of Michigan.... oh yeah! Add to that some Lake Superior whitefish tacos, some roasted vegetable and black bean quesadilla's, fresh salsa and endamame guacamole with homemade tortilla chips..... does it get any better than this? Oh, and can't forget those margarita's!

Jenna C. says …

we love putumayo! my husband plays classical guitar, so maybe some flamenco for cinco de mayo.

Esther Vogel says …

Thanks for keeping us healthy. Esther Vogel

Cris Bodden says …

Vicente Fernandez is a must in my household for Cinco de Mayo as well as Luis Miguel, Ana Gabriel, Gloria Trevi, and Climax.

elizabeth curran says …

celia cruz

Tina says …

In honor of the wonderful celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I will be playing traditional Mariachi music from the Mexican region of Jalisco. My friends will be joining the fiesta at my home to enjoy platters of organic nachos, burritos brimming with grain-fed beef and magaritas made with certified organic tequila! Besides a festive occasion to celebrate the proud history of Mexico, it will allow us to gather funds to help Mexican children who require medical care. Viva Mexico! Viva Cinco de Mayo!

Bill says …

We will listening primarily to Mexican with a bit of South American mixed in. Alejandro Fernandez, Vincente Fernandez,Linda Ronstadt (yep that is her heritage), Charla Vegas, Jose Jose. We usually put some tangoes to listen and dance to. One cd is very quiet as it is tango music in a caberet setting, perfect during dinner.

denise b says …

We'll be listening to Salsa!

Robin says …

I will probably listen to some salsa. As you can see, my latin music collection is in desperate need of some updating.

Kristine Fulp says …

Ruben Gonzalez, Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo-all are Cuban but the beats are great!

Carmella Jasso says …

Cinco de Mayo is our favorite!!! It's also my daughter's birthday, so we really celebrate. We love to play Mariachi music, Gypsy Kings, raggaeton... and hopefully some Putomayo! Thank you for the chance to win!!! Y Que Viva Cinco De Mayo!

Courtney McDonough says …

We'll be playing what we play every time we have Mexican food - Rodgrigo Y Gabriella (both CD's) and Buena Vista Social Club. We love Putumayo but only own the french CD's and a few of the "Playground" series. We'd love, love, love to add the new one to our Latin Music collection though.

marisa says …

wow, that is good music! i probably will be playing some ozomatli... not quite latin, but the same funky beat!

Edmonia Ross says …

I enjoy listening to all music but do not own any Latin music. For Cinco de Mayo I will be listening to the radio.

J T says …

Mana and Juanes

Connie says …

Ricky Martin's Almas del Silencio.

Cindy Myers says …

We'll be playing whatever my soon to be 15 year old will want as Cinco de Mayo is also her birthday! :)

Brenda Gonyeau says …

I will be playing a random mix that I put together myself at my 3rd annual cinco de mayo party. This collection would be a fun addition!

Karen B says …

I will listen to Los Lonely Boys and any Colombian cumbia I can get my hands on!

Mike and Kathy Hudzinski says …

Sadly, I won't be playing any Latin music at our Cinco de Mayo cookout, as I do not have any Latin CD's in my collection but would love some if chosen. Then we'll get the party started.

Andrea Smith says …

These artists are all spanish-speaking and great to listen to: Julieta Venegas Juan Luis Guerra Juanes Shakira Celia Cruz I will enjoy these and more at my 5 de Mayo celebracion

Agnese Sztojka says …

Buena Vista Social Club from morning to morning!!! It's from Cuba, Chan Chan, Candela, El Cuarto de Tula... One of the best concert film by BVSC & Ray Cooder.

Pam T. says …

I will be getting in the groove with my Crunch Studio salsa dancing fitness DVD but for listening pleasure the Gipsy Kings are top of my list.....

MaryAnn Eichberger says …

We learn about the heritage of other's through the uncomplicated way of music generated by each herigage - PUTUMAYO'S music gives a beat to this learning process.

Sofia says …

I've never heard any Putumayo's music. Hmm..I'll have to check it out!

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