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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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Adrianne Martin says …

Love there music. Very catchy!!

Linda Henderson says …

Santana baby!!

Heather Dessinger says …

My husband will be playing music on his guitar while our 2 year old dances and I make guacamole.

Eugenie Wu says …

Santana

kim says …

probably some flamenco mixes!

Alva Svoboda says …

If not Putumayo, Flaco Jimenez.

julie says …

the 2nd grade class where i'm student teaching (in los angeles) would love to hear music from all around the world! they will likely be bringing their own favorite music to our school's cinco de mayo celebration!

Sarah says …

Whatever the mariachi band is playing at the Mexican restaurant! :)

Michael L says …

I will be playiing Putumayo at my Cinco de Mayo festivities. Going to have fun, and dance to the wicked beats.

Noelle Kelly says …

I enjoy playing Gotan Project, so that is what I am going to be listening to. TYhanks!

Andy Wright says …

We'll be listening to some old Caifanes, Chavela Vargas, Toña La Negra, and of course some classic mariachi.

Jennifer says …

In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I'll be listening to the music of Rodrigo y Gabriela. Their music makes for a perfect soundtrack at work when things get a little too crazy--I especially love listening to their live tracks because it brings me back to the time I saw them perform in late 2009.

Amanda Oborne says …

I'll miss all the fiestas bc I'll be on a business trip, but would LOVE to groove to some Latin Putumayo beats when I get back...

Jason says …

Los Lobos, of course. :)

Allyn Martin says …

Some awesome Mexican polka. It really gets me dancing!

Laura Martin says …

Ozomatli. Love putomayo and so does my two-year old. She's a cute little dancer!

Anissa Valdez says …

Ozomatli. Plus some local tunes from Maneja Beto and Grupo...

Janet Nilsson says …

We'll be playing Gypsy Kings and some other tasty selections.

joni says …

ozomatli, santana, buena vista social club, and if i win, the putomayo latin paty CD, of course!!

Niki Harris says …

I'm open new Putumayo musical influences in celebration of my favorite holiday of the year!

scott sanchez says …

Los Lobos!!

Yolanda says …

I'll be doing a Zumba/Latin Fusion dance class, so I'll be listening to whatever we are dancing too!! I would LOVE to have some new Latin dance music!

Gina Marie Drakos says …

I have two year old twins. We'll be partying next Wednesday to Putumayo’s "Sesame Street Playground".

Wench says …

Cinco de Mayo is also my partner's birthday, so our party will be at Fenway Park - we'll be listening to everything going on at the Red Sox game!

Javi says …

Some old school tito puente with celia Cruz :)

shameka flowers says …

We'll be dancing to cumbia, reggaeton, salsa, and punta!

Debbie Rea says …

We'll be playing salsa music by Celia Cruz.

Andrea Penkava says …

I don't have any music for my cinco de mayo party :( I neeeed this!

Kimberly says …

I will be listening to XM Caliente all day and eating cheese drenched nachos!!!!!!

Sheila Austin says …

Whatever they're playing at Villa Montez.

Heidi says …

Listening to ANYTHING Putumayo makes me happy! Enjoy the colorful jackets too....great artwork :)

todd whiteman says …

We'll be playing a little Lila Downs, Rodrigo y Gabriela, & Los Machos

Dr. Dolly says …

Putumayo Kids Latin Playground for our family's weekly taco and tapas night (on cinco de mayo next week!).

michele says …

Los Super Seven!

Sarah Lee says …

Wish I can just call up Tiburon (Austin localites!) to perform live but it'd just be acoustic guitars. Hence, the need for the Putumayo Latin collection!

Michael Lee says …

Have to play some Mariachi

Michelle says …

We will definitely be playing Putumayo's Latin Playground for our Cinco de Mayo party first birthday party for my grandson born on the holiday.

Sandy says …

El Norte'

Ian Jacobs says …

Cuz it will be a multi-culti Cinco de Mayo, I'll play a multi-culti mix, led by Mano Negra (lyrics in Spanish, French, English and Arabic).

Debb says …

Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Santana and his awesome son Salvador Santana, Ry Cooder, The Blazers, and Chris Gaffney.

Cprendie says …

I'll be listening to Desmond Dekker and Bob Marley on May 5th. Not meriachi music per se, but it goes so well with a couple of cold cervecas...Viva Estados Unidos Mexicanos!!

Ruth M says …

I love the Gypsy Kings - sounds like it'll be a party all day!

Kaitlin Grady says …

I'll be listening to Ricky Martin and Shakira!

Cynthia Busse says …

I will play a mix of dance music that my mom has. She's from Ecuador and has lots of spanish music!!

Denise Reyna says …

I'm an elementary Music Teacher in Laredo, TX, and I plan to dance with my kids: salsa, merengue and cumbia. Celia Cruz, Olga Tanon, and Gloria Estefan are my faves. We'll have to end with some mariachi, Las Mananitas, in preparation for Mother's Day.

Mich V says …

Concha Buika's "New AfroSpanish Collective" and others. Latin Party from Putumayo is very hot, too. :)

Andrew Ramsammy says …

I'll be playing Grupo Fantasma!

Annie Tonsiengsom says …

Tito Puente all the way! Also try the soundtrack to Mambo Kings. Not Mexican, but some HOT beats to get people in a party mood :)

grace says …

was just listening to mambo mococo by tito puente and his orchestra. of course will be something like that.

donis says …

Will be listening to Los Lobos, drinking Dos Equis, & eating enchiladas & tamales. ~~blessed be...

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