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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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DAVID WINSTON says …

I will turn on radio!!!!!!!!

karen says …

We will be listening to Tito Nieves, Santana, Los Lonely Boys, Lots of dancing,Would love to expand our Latino Music!!!

Kimberly says …

We will be listening to Los Lobos while my husband plays his acoustic guitar, Feliz Cinco De Mayo!!! We would love to the win the New Putumayu CD!

Allison Shell says …

We'll be playing a little Maná, and a lot of Bajofondo (not Mexican, but soooooo awesome!) Would love to win the new Putumayo, too!

Charlie Gillihan says …

Ese Cinco de Mayo, escuchamos al CD de Paulina Rubio, Gran city pop

Liana says …

A friend of ours will be playing Latin music on his acustic guitar for our BBQ! Yay!

Bianca says …

I love music, all the styles, from all over the world. Let's dance !

Joe Martinez says …

Love listening to Los Lobos anyday - but especially on the 5th of May!!

Anna Clifford says …

Cinco de Mayo festivities will have a soundtrack heavy in Ozomatli and Manu Chao! Fingers crossed I can add a little Putumayo. :)

Kyle R says …

Manu Chao (Spain)!!!

Sandy Nevels says …

We will be playing Latin music of all sorts while barbequing and drinking cervezas! Good times!

leann says …

I will be playing some mariachi music and some spanish guitar music for Cinco de Mayo.

Amber @Beyond Postpartum says …

I LOVE all the putumayo cds! For 5 de Mayo I think we'll we listening to latin reggae.

Joy Olaes Surprenant says …

We are celebrating with kids and adults so we have a mix of music, but we'd love some good Latin music from Putumayo. We have a sample of Kids Putumayo music that we love and I'd love to hear more of the adult music.

Sara Flynn says …

For Cinco de Mayo, I will be going out to my favorite restaurant,, have some carne asada and margaritas, and listen to the latin music they will have playing at the restaurant-I am sure it will be live :)

Kay Frier says …

We'll be listening to Buena Vista Social Club. I know it's not Mexican, but it's just the BEST!

Erin says …

I'll be listening to my other Putumayo Mexican and Latin flavored CDs. Love, love, love Putumayo mixes.

Brenda says …

I'll turn on the radio for my Cinco de Mayo music.

Brenda Earhart says …

My problem is that I don't have any great Latin style music! Just listened to Putumayo and totally love it! Let's hope I'm the lucky winner :)

Janna Bernstein says …

Really great! Will have to buy it if I don't win it;-) Would be great for my classroom - I teach at a very diverse school with students from all over. But, it would be fun anytime.

Jenny says …

My brother's birthday is on Cinco de Mayo, and this year is his 40th. We're celebrating with a fiesta, margaritas, Bio Ritmo (a Richmond, VA group) and hopefully, some Putumayo Latin Party!

Betty Jean says …

We will be eating some good Mexican Foods! And listen to Linda Ronstadt: Canciones de mi Padre.

Josie says …

I will be playing some poncho sanchez, latin jazz baby!

Rick Rodriguez says …

I love latin music and would like to try music from Putumayo.

TLC says …

We'll be playing Mana, Tsunami (Aruba), Juan Luis Guerra, Laura Paucini, and Eros Ramazzotti....with some island music mixed in.

Anna Kim says …

I wish it was something more of a latin flair but I'm probably going to listen to a mix of indie-pop.

Maria Christina says …

Santana! :)

Jackie says …

Junior Klan!!

Kathy Cook says …

I want to win!! But the music I will be listening to on Cinco de Mayo will be up to my son since he was born on May 5, 2000...just a few hours before I was born in 1968 on May 6. If I win, though, maybe we will be listening and partying to "Latin Party"!!

Abby Hudgins says …

We'll be listening to a friend's mariachi band, but I would love to have more Putumayo CD's for my son!

Bonnie Turner says …

More on the Caribbean end...classic...Celia Cruz...old school and some fusion and some real Spanish guitar.

Shannon says …

I will be listening to Rodrigo Y Gabriela - AMAZING. http://www.rodgab.com/

Chantel F says …

Latin music is in my soul!! So, I know this is a cd I will enjoy :) For Cinco de Mayo I'll be listening to Buena Vista Social Club, Cafe Cubana and instrumental latin music ;)

kathleen sneider says …

LOVE THE GYPSY KINGS!

Charles says …

Any and all Latin to capture the spirit if not the purely Mexican flavor of the great food we will be enjoying. Older stuff too, Celia Cruz, Buena Vista Social Club.

dalia says …

Folk and Global both rock for us!!! Thanks (:

Tony Wilson says …

Raul Malo, Los Lonely Boys, Los Straitjackets

Lee says …

I'll be listening to Cesaria Evora, Omara, and the Buena Vista Social Club, and Putumayo's Puerto Rico..Dancing all night long!

Nicolette says …

We will probably go a more Latin route since I don't have much Mexican music, but it is still going to be a blast!

Monera says …

Gypsy Kings

Ellen Polzien says …

Sometimes nothing says "fun" like some Mexican polka music! (But a Putumayo Latin music compilation would be really swell.)

Glenda says …

I will be playing a little bit of everything that is Mexican in my itunes. From Caifanes to Lila Downs and Pepe Aguilar to El Tri. There is a whole spectrum of music within the Mexican music scene. I will also listen to my PILSEN soundtrack which has great Pilsen are bands here in Chicago. I am actually Ecuadorian but I love Mexican music!

cheryl cohen says …

Latin Party on cinco de mayo would sound great any cinco de any month of the year. Oh Raul, you are my man!

Kay Witt says …

I like this Big Apple Boogaloo....probably will play it and come Los Lobos on Cinco de Mayo. The 5th of May is also our oldest daughter's birthday! We'll share the CDs with her if I win!!

Damien says …

I will be listening to Ozomatli for funky, eclectic groove; Manu Chao for energetic, latin ska; Gypsy Kings for soul; Cafe Quijano because Lolita rocks; and Ruben Blades to pay homage to a son of the earth from my homeland.

Rachel Hippely says …

I will be listening to NPR. I love NPR... the mix of music. Always something new...something I haven't heard before. LOVE NPR!!

Vodoqc says …

Nothing wrong with a little Gogol Borello!

Anne says …

I'll be listening to both my Putumayo collection, and to some CDs I picked up in Mexico.

Kristen Fitzgerald says …

Los Lobos!! And the Putumayo cd sounds awesome!

Therese S. says …

I will be playing Putumayo's Cuba for Cinco de Mayo, and maybe some Ozomatli

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