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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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P. Tkac says …

Latin music for certain- it's a double celebration as it's my birthday too!

Terri Fischer says …

Putamayo plus Latin Flavor on the radio for our Cinco de Mayo music!

Mletta says …

Ottmar Leibert Luna et Negra will be playing during our Cinco de Mayo festivities in Manhattan this year.

Denise Reeves says …

Santana; Latin Fever dance music but would love to add more

Erika says …

I am a huge fan of traditional Spanish guitar music. Haven't yet found an artist I don't enjoy!

margaret constance says …

I love Latin Music and have lots of Celia Cruz and various artists from Latin America. I would love to have the Latin Party CDS to add to my mix.

Misty says …

Celia Cruz, definitely. And start off with some Suavamente(sp?)--nice (;

Lynda Del. says …

We'll be playing a lot of Reggaeton and Mariachi sounds at our Cinco De Mayo!

Aloha in Philadelphia says …

It's my mom's birthday and I will listen to the Beach Boys in her honor - but also Los Lobos: Los Lobos Del Este De Los Angeles (Just another band from East L.A.). It's an amazing acoustic album with all the great hits played with great musicality by guys you normally don't think could play that way, or play that type of traditional music. Very muy awesome!

Lisa morales says …

will b playing putumayo latin party,salsa,& mariachi music!!!! !Andale!

Megan says …

Sadly, I will not have music on my Cinco de Mayo since I will be on the Appalachian Trail!

Marvel Dickerson says …

I'll be playing cumbia or exitos latinos. I also might like some salsa.

Keow says …

Don't know if it's really Latin, but Gypsy Kings is always fun. We also have Luis Miguel (from my college years), and the collection of popular hits from J. Lo's hubby Marc Anthony. Unfortunately, our Latin collection is a bit lacking. Both my husband and I love Latin music but we don't know who to buy.

Angel Houston says …

We'll be playing a little Santana ... but wishing it was the new Putumayo Latin collection!

Ella says …

Cypress Hill and Marc Anthony's "Armada Latina"! What a great song to get into the summer mood!

Jeanne says …

I will be attending a performance at the Gallo Center in Modesto. Mariachi's and dancers. On the car ride I will be playing Los Lonely Boys or any other cd. Would love to have the Putumayo's latin collection

Joan says …

"El Alma Joven," and "En el Palacio de Bellas Artes" are a perfect backdrop for Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Carolina says …

Salsa & Merengue -- we're South American, but we love any excuse to celebrate! Feliz 5 de mayo!

Maryellen says …

We will be listening to the radio - and enjoying the day!

B Murray says …

I'll put together a nice Latin mix on Pandora radio.

Risa aka "Rosa" says …

Love ALL the Putumayo South American CDs...always helps me make my morning commute a whole lot of fun! AND, the best way to practice my Espanol! To celebrate one of my favorite holidays we'll be at a local fabulous Mexican cafe...with lots of live music!

karen price says …

I own just about every Putamayo CD there is, but am anxious to get this one! Why?? Because it gets ya movin!! Oh, when I am cookin in the kitchen and have on some latin music, you cook and move to the music! I also love Brazilian groove, and todays pick was "Cuba!" Thank you!!!!

K. Hartzler says …

Mariachi!

the monkeys' mama says …

We'd need this CD just so that we could actually have something to play on Cinco de Mayo! We own one of the children's Putumayo's CDs so maybe we'd play that since it has the most exciting world music in our collection!

VINNI says …

I WILL BE PLAYING SALSA AND REGGAE FOR CINCO DE MAYO.

colleen whalen says …

If I win this contest, I will play the music and munch on Latin American inspired cuisine from Whole Foods - some organic fair trade, shade grown coffee, organic guacamole and GMO free organic corn tortillas with locally grown organic cilantro/onions! Si Se Puede!

Robin Kullick says …

If I win the CD, I'll certainly be playing it! I plan to download it to my computer to be motivational-get your energy up work!The little clip already had me dancing and clapping.

Deborah Sachs says …

Because I work for Youth Services at a library I will be listening to children's music with a Latin beat. Putamayo will be part of the mix.

V. Hansen says …

This weekend...Malo...Santana...Sapo...old school...the classics...

Jennifer Cole says …

We will be playing a mix of afro-cuban all stars, the Buena Vista Social Club and Yo Yo Ma's Brazilian CD.

Julie says …

Probably Gypsy Kings, but also lots of Texas Country. We're so close!!!

Elias says …

Putumayo is a favorite CD series. Can't wait to hear Latin Party...

Debora Antley says …

After listening to the clip, definitely will be some Latin Party!!!

Amanda Klimczuk says …

Probably Latin pop on the internet...! =)

Marie Bernardy says …

Most likely some of Putamayo's other selections, like Nuevo Latino, and Todd Haaby (Bend, OR artist).

Karla Armendairz says …

I love to play Mexican cumbias. These songs usually get the crowd to dance even when there is no dance floor. People love them because you don't have to dance or follow someone's lead. You just dance!

Michelle Foeller says …

Mariachis!

Ileana Serrano says …

OMG! If the whole CD is like the sample tract...it should be fantastic. Gets you moving right from the get go. Definately has rhythm and that "salsa" flavor that will exentuate any celebration. Salsa...get it! Happy Cinco!

Melissa says …

This Cinco de Mayo I will be jammin' to Juanes, Julieta Venegas, and probably some other mixed cds from my friends in Spain. OLE!!

Leah says …

home made tamales and Lila Downs, una sangre!

Pamela says …

Wow,thanks for the taste of Big Apple Boogaloo! Sounds fantastic! Can't wait for more!

Hope says …

It's not a party without Las Ketchup I know it's old and they are Spanish and not Mexican but people love remembering "Aserejé"!

dani says …

We love Buena Vista Social Club over here - reminds me of summer!

Maria says …

No celebration is a celebration without the trumpet sound of Salsa, or the tumbao in Cumbia. This Cinco de Mayo there will be plenty of these both...

Monique B. says …

We'll be playing some Wil Veloz - Mundo Latino CD, some Omara Portuondo, and some Colibri! Latin music is our favorite - thanks for offering this amazing five CD Latin collection set! Viva!!

deb says …

cabaret diosa. fabulosa band from boulder colorado that no longer exists but i had the pleasure of seeing when i lived there in 1999. voodoo pinata! http://www.myspace.com/cabaretdiosa i knew Montana Del Fuego (Kim Franco) and the band experience live and on cd is one to behold. would love to add this cd set to my latin collection. salud! deb

surya kolluru says …

just heard the sample and loved it!! Hope I am the lucky winner!!

Lynn Townsend says …

We'll be playing lots of Ozo Matli!!

Ashley Mahanama says …

My Latin music collection could probably use some improvement, its mostly Gipsy Kings, Reggaeton, and Mario Vazquez - hmmm does any of that actually qualify as pure Latin??? Putumayo help!

Lynch, Kimberlee says …

Putumayo's Collection is muy caliente. Would love to win and use this for our Cinco de Mayo party. I have Columbian y venezualian amigos por fiesta. Would love to be blessed with your musica. Your gringo officionard, Kimberlee Lynch

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