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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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Lynch, Kimberlee says …

Would love to be the recipient of your muy caliente musica, as my closest friends/familia are from Columbia/Venezuela and I did a missionary trip to Villavacencillo, Columbia 30 years ago and built an addition to a school. I just survived Stage 4 cancer, praise GOD. And we have got great reason to party with the ultimate Putumayo. It would be a blessing to get your awesome music. But, whomever receives it; let them enjoy fully. xoxo kimberlee

Aurora Crosetti says …

We will be playing salsa and cuban music this Cinco de Mayo !!!

Kris Keith says …

lots of mexi-latin musica.

Debbie Brown says …

The clip was a little tease. I will be at a friends Mexican restaurant in Chicago for Cinco De Mayo so I will not be in charge of music. There will be music. I would love to win these CDs as I am a big fan of latin music.

Bill D says …

I like Putumayo's Mediterranean Odyssey CD

Francisco j Morales says …

Salsa con salsa y que mejor que Oscar Deleon Y Ramon Ayala con unas chelas bien frias.

Niurka says …

I love my latin music. I love Christian Castro, Luis Fonsi and many more!

XY lim says …

I'll be livening things up with some toe-tapping SOUL!!

Lancia Hopkins says …

I'd love to win an album to give to the huge Mexican family who lives across the street from me and loves their Putumayo. Regards, Lancia Hopkins.

Rebecca Comer says …

I love the Putumayo CD's and will be playing from Mali to Memphis, as it is my favorite. I also like the Buena Vista Social Club. It would be great to win some more Putumayo CD's.

Lauren says …

I hope to be playing music fom Putumayo’s Latin collection...if not, I'll rely on the latin/spanish music from my ipod! ;)

Mary Navarro says …

I would love to win the Latin Party From Putumayo. I have heard it at the store. I love the rhythm. - Mary N.

Kim Cornelisse says …

We will be playing Django Reinhardt. We would love to win the Puntamayo CDs. My son loves to hear music from around the world

Britta E. says …

My Cinco de mayo playlist would definitely include some Vicente Fernandez, Lhasa de sela, Los Lobos, Control Machete, Ely Guerra and some Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Brandon says …

I'll probably be relaxing to the viento sur trombone quartet for may 5th

Cherissa Adams says …

We will be playing Ozomatli, Putamaya of course!, Gypsy Kings, and Santana. Would love to win the new Putamaya!! It would make my Cinco de Mayo day! :)

Brian C says …

I'll be playing some fantastic Bossanova that I picked up in Brazil last year! The Girl from Ipanama....Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto. Check it out!

Claire says …

I love the Buena Vista Social Club, so that'll probably be on! The i-pod at work is always full of fun fiesta music too!

Valerie says …

Putumayo's Latin Collection of course!

harriett says …

LOVE Latin music!!!!!

Michael Coates says …

"Latin Reggae" and "World Reggae" by Putumayo flow through my iPod speakers again and again with rhythms that rock Cinco de Mayo and every party!

Frank Orozco says …

Will be listening to local favorite Ottmar Liebert

raquel reyna says …

Probably a lot of cumbia!!

Teresa says …

I couldn't tell you what I'll be playing on May 5th. Probably something random. Our family would love to try out this Latin set.

Kitty Singletary says …

We'll be playing: Africando's "YaYe Boy" Gloria Estefan's Mi Tierra (album) Franco deVita's Segundas partes tembien son buenas (album) Chicos de Barrio's Puros Vatos... Choca y rebota (album) Kosheen's "Hide U" (extended play remix) Sonora Carruseles' "Micaela" Some early Sonora Dinamita tracks Some Marco Antonio Solis, from the Bukis to recent releases Some Arrow tracks from the early 90's Some Texas Tornados and Flaco Jimenez A bit of Mana A bit of Shakira Y mucho, mucho mas.

ELAINE says …

My son will be playing on his acoustic guitar for the first time since taking lessons recently. I cant wait!

Bonnie says …

I celebrate every year with good food and great company but the only Latin music I have is Mexican Moon by Concrete Blonde. Hopefully I can add Latin Party From Putumayo! Good luck to everyone!

Jennifer Holder says …

If I'm the winner, this will be playing on Cinco de Mayo at our house and at other parties this summer! Otherwise, it will be standard radio music!

Karen Whitney says …

I have no music to play for Cinco de Mayo :-( I do make some type of special meal for that day, fajitas, tacos, etc., but it would be great to win some music to play while eating that dinner!

forpahl5 says …

Wow, love this! Just thinking of having a Cinco de Mayo party. This would make it happen!

Wanda Sola says …

I will be playing Mariachi music, salsa & merengue...Would love to play Putumayo too!

Joan Simon says …

Bueno Vista Social Club ,& Putumayo

Roxann Castelli says …

This is GREAT! We are having a big celebration on Cinco de Mayo for our friends in the Police Dept. They are taking a trip to Mexico that they have been planning over the past few months. They are leaving on May 7. This would be a lovely addition to the festivities!

Lauren Slipek says …

"Bongo Bong" by Manu Cho.... something about this slow-paced song is just addicting.

Jessica Cash says …

I have Putumayo's Afro-Latin cd and absolutely love it! I most certainly will be playing at our Cinco De Mayo party and any other latin music I can get my hands on.

SHORT CHEF says …

I very much love Latin Music as well as purchasing my foods at your Whole Foods in South Miami. Your staff, especially Ms. Natalie White are something special! Take care, SHORT CHEF

Micheleh says …

Definitely Putumayo!

Kathy Watson says …

Anything with a steel drum!

cherie says …

Mambo Kings -- not Mexican -- but what a beat!

Gabriele Marchler says …

We love this type of music. Makes the whole family dance.

Carol says …

I plan on having lunch and dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant and listening to the music they play as I sip my margarita.

jamie gramkow says …

I'll end up playing the radio if I don't win this!

Kim Fitch says …

I will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo by going to a fav local little place that serves some wonderful authentic mex food and hopefully listening to some live music. I love all Putumayo CD's and would welcome another collection!! Here's hoping.

Carol says …

Hopefully I will be listening to Putumayo’s new CD release, Latin Party, if my name is drawn.

Donna says …

I love music. It is so much fun to turn up the tunes and dance around the living room with my 6 year old. We have lots of fun making up new moves.

steve says …

We'll be playing all kinds of Spanish music including Shakira! Would love to hear the Putumayo as well. Happy May 5th!

Ellen Sherman says …

I have at least 8 Putamayo CDs- African,Cuban, Brazilian, Latin- I probably will play them all throughout the day! I love Putamayo! I have turned some of my spin class teachers onto the music and they sometimes play them in class!

Megan says …

Putumayo World Playground is one of our son's favorite CDs so we'll be playing that.

Lori says …

I will be rocking some Santana for starters. I also have a Putomayo sampler which I love the sound of. If only every CD was recorded in the same way! Nothing gets you more into the mood than making it feel like the band is right there with you.

Chris Maiorini says …

I will be playing Putumayo at my Cinco de Mayo party!

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