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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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I.D. Lara says …

After choir practice we'll adjourn to the local Las Margaritas to enjoy whatever they have to offer!

Christa says …

Probably Mana, Juanes, Vicente Fernandez...but also love the more salsa-merengue mix as well!

Kristina Rose says …

It's Spanish and French, not Mexican, but I'll be playing my favorite flamenco guitarist, Manitas de Plata, and "Sonorama!"(Jacques Tati film soundtracks).

Susan Rock says …

I've purchased a couple of the Putumayo World Release CDs as gifts and they have been well received. I'll play "Latin Party" when I win it.

EJ Nakamura says …

We'll be listening to Rocio Durcal Canta con Mariachi. I love listening to her Spanish accent as she sings with the mariachis!

Germaine says …

I'll be listening to classical Latin music, most likely. But I'd love to broaden my listening repertoire with these CDs.

Nicole Smith says …

Raggaeton all the way! Anyone heard of Funky? He is my fave!

francie flynn says …

The store at 91st and Metcalf have the kindess staff,always helpful!

Eddy Robey says …

Boleros by Trio Los Panchos

eichard berchule says …

will be playing and listening to the LATIN PARTY and BIG APPLE BOOGALOOO. VIVA CINCO dE MAYO........OLE

Angelique says …

I'll be playing Ottmar Liebert.

june bailey says …

My husband and I already celebrated "Endo de Painto" last week but we sure hope we don't have to continue to listen to our same old, bargain-bin, Aloha island music yet again on 5/5/10!

Paul says …

Santana

Joseph Greer says …

Will be playing latin Jazz and get-up-and-go for dancing, like Putumayo

Terry says …

I have some wonderful Latino music from my Dominican son-in-law I will be using. These would be a fantastic addition to our liabrary!

Joseph Greer says …

Will be playing Latin Jazz and other get-up-and-go music likeas Putumayo.

Linnee says …

Having some great homemade Mexican food and we to will be listening to Linda Ronstadt: Canciones de mi Padre and Los Lobos. Along with Cinco de Mayo celebration we are using the occasion to have a pre-wedding celebration for my daughter's destination wedding on the Maya Riviera in Mexico in June. Would love to have these CD's to take to play at the rehersal dinner/party. If we can't have Putumayo themselves, we'd love to have the next best thing.

Kelly Clune says …

Big Apple Boogaloo is hot! I'm practically dancing while typing this comment. I think I will play selections by Ry Cooder (his latin music collaborations, of course), David Byrne's funky hybrid explorations of latin music, Ruben Gonzalez, Afro-Cuban All Stars, Mario Bauza & more. Azucar!

Kandyce says …

EATING BURRITOS, DRINKING CERVEZAS & LISTENING TO MUSIC!

Lorna says …

Will be listening to the Beatles if I don't win Putumayo's Latin collection. Seriously, I love Latin music...I just don't have much, so I catch it on cable TV.

Mara Conners says …

Laura Paucini is our favorite!

adriana says …

I dig the Big Apple Boogaloo! In the high school Spanish classes that I teach, we will be listening to Los Lobos as well as Banda la Michoacana as we celebrate this 5 de Mayo!

Kelsey says …

I will definitely play some Natalie Lafourcade, I love her style especially her song Amarte Duele. Of course I have to sing along to some Aventura :) and then some Cumbia Kings! And when speaking of latin music, you just can't leave out Shakira!

arlene vogel says …

I will be playing the radio, no particular tune. Would like these great CD's for daughter's grad party music.

Kim says …

Buena Vista Social Club!

mgitaville says …

We will be listening to the Women of Latin America Putumayo cd!

LeeAnn says …

I will be listening to Rodrigo Y Gabriela - love it!

Barbara Spencer says …

We'll be singing and dancing to the music of Lila Downes.

John Z says …

Quiet Riot

Frangelica says …

I will be playing Mariachi music from Mariachi Sol de Mexico with a sprinkling of Bebel Gilberto as the sun goes down for those romantic moments. I know she is Brazilian but still sizzling and hot for the sundown! Happy Cinco de Mayo, WF!

sj says …

I don't have any Latin music yet, so I hope to win this cd!

Christine says …

One day I listened to a snippet of Putumayo at Whole Foods and have been hooked ever since! I'll be playing all the Latin and World Groove CDs I own, plus my friends are bringing theirs. Can't wait!

Max says …

Paulina Rubio, Alejandro Fernandez (+Los Tres)

Chelley Hopson says …

I don't know yet what I will be doing even for Cinco De Mayo let alone what kind of music, if any, will be playing in the background.

kathy says …

Absolutely, I will be playing a mix of all my favorites: Nestor Torres, Buena Vista, Manu Chao, you get the flow-

kathy says …

Absolutely, I will be playing a mix of all my favorites with a marguarita, chips and salsa & guacamole: Nestor Torres, Buena Vista, Manu Chao, you get the flow-

sarah fishburn says …

Balafon (Oregon marimba band) is fabulous,but we need something new around here!

Elaine Marshall says …

I will be making a Mexican Feast and putting a variety of Latin Music on to accompany it.

Linda Monroe says …

I'll be playing a wide variety of music, mostly Latin or similar.

Gina Mondello says …

We have quite the ethnic mix in our family. We celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Bastille Day, 4th of July (of course!) and my favorite, Cinco de Mayo. We celebrate at work by bringing in a 'Taco Vendedora' for everyone to enjoy. We'll also celebrate with music by Lila Downs, Elefante, Laura Pausini, Juana Molina and for good measure, some of the songs from the Starbuck's 'Songs of the Siren'. It's a time for those of us at work to celebrate our common Mexican heritage......some of us further back than others.... a day to find common bonds and to discover new traditions.

robyn says …

play some Gypsy kins, drink coronas w/ lime/ loaded nachos,margaritas,;)

roberta says …

i like marachi music! and lots of tex-mex and frozen drinks!

Darlene says …

I'll be playing Putamayo's latin music! I especially like their African/Cuban collection.

Luis Fresquez says …

We will be listening to the classic mariachi tunes by Amalia Mendoza and Jose Alfredo Jimenez.

Selene says …

I will be playing THALIA, a Mexican singer w/ carribean sound music! FIESTA!! =)

Johnnie says …

Will be jammin to Aventura; not Mexican music, but it will get you in the mood to dance and celebrate el cinco de Mayo!

Deija says …

We will listen to Daddy Yankee and eat chips, salsa and guacamole..yummie!

Mary Capps says …

Rock en Espanol! I'm thinking Control Machete, Julieta Venegas, and my favourite, Juana Molina!

Amanda says …

We will be playing a little bit of Latin everything...let's get ready to party!!

Tricia brown says …

I'll be playing something by Santana.

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