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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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DanV says …

We'll be playing some fun kids music

Carolyn says …

I'll be snuggled up with a tasty margarita at a little Taqueria enjoying live Latin music.

Shelley Pearl says …

Margaritas! Margaritas! Magaritas! and listening to some Ceu's new CD Vargarosa. Salud!!!!!

Rose Steward says …

Cumbias! I think of them as a Mexican Polka and Polkas are fun. Any artist will do.

John Lyle says …

I plan on playing a variety of Latin music, some Mexican but mostly not. I have some other Putumayo cds, as we really like the Caribe stuff. I also like the neo-tango stuff from Bajofondo as Allison mentioned. I too would love to win some cds so...PICK ME!@!!@@!!!!

Pat Keogh says …

Any music that has a definite Latino beat.

Kay Butler says …

I'd LOVE to play Putomayo's Latin Party...along with our traditional PREZ PRADO actual "albums" from the 50's and 60's. We'll have party people from ages 70 down to the newest family member, four months old. If we're crazy enough, we'll add some Zydeco.

Sheila Pecoraro says …

I'll be listening to LOS LOBOS all day long!!!

mountain girl says …

If I win....Putomayo!

Teresa Tedone says …

Definitely start with Putumayo: Latin Lounge

Jenn says …

Putumayo ofcourse!

Suz Franko says …

I play Ricky Martin for Latin music. I need something else as well. Thanks.

christy roscoe says …

I am a Spanish teacher and I will be playing a collection of songs in Spanish for school age children.I would live to win the CD set so my students will have new music to listen to.

Andrea Adams says …

I will be listening to latin reggae and some Menudo at my next party!

Lorilei L.Bourell says …

For my Cinco de Mayo festivities, I will be playing the five CD set from Putumayo's Latin collection...providing you get me the winning CD set by then! :-)

Peggy Mason says …

Love the beat makes me want to get up and shake my hips!

Anya says …

A Bailar! Let's Dance! We'll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo festivities this year and dancing the day away to Mariachi music y Selena! Hasta Luego!

Rachel Woods says …

Hopefully I'll be playing this album!

KRISTINE S TORRES says …

Cinco de Mayo? Los Lobos, por supuesto!

Kim Davis says …

I have about 40 Putumayo CDs now, including every one that has a Latin beat. "Latin Party" is really awesome - but will have to get in line with their others. "Mexico" of course will be the first to be played.

Shantel Garcia says …

Definitely Ceu, Maria de Barros, and some CAVA!

J Pray says …

Linda Ronstadt's Spanish album is what I'll be playing May 5th - Canciones de Mi Padre

Laura Gastelum says …

These are some of the artist/songs/albums we listen to at most of our fiestas or anytime. Linda Ronstadt, Conciones de Me Padre, (We love the whole CD) Guantanamera, Vicente Fernandez, Texas Tornadoes, (whole CD) Guadalajara, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Mana, and we would love to add the new Putumayo to our collection. Will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo along with my nephew's birthday! Arriba, arriba!

susan troche says …

If I win, I will be playing the Putumayo Latin collection, of course. Otherwise, some Los Lobos, Elvis Crespo, Poncho Sanchez,etc,

Barbara Johnson says …

I'll play Ritchie Valens and other oldie pop Latin music.

Diane Krensky says …

We'll listen to one of our favorites "Radio Latino" — GREAT for any party, any time!! Everyone feels like dancing to this fun collection!

Norma says …

We are having a family oriented gathreing which will include kids from California, Brazil, South African, Colombia and Puerto Rico. Our kids love Putamayo music, and we will play for them Latin Playground and Brazilian Playground. We would love to win Latin Party for the adults!!!

Trudy Langhoff says …

Gumbo Diablo will be playing at Absolutely Fabulous in Melrose MA at 7:30 on Cinco de Mayo! no cover and lotsa fun too. http://www.facebook.com/pages/GuMbo-DiAbLo/61737006201?ref=ts

Susan McFadden says …

For Cinco De Mayo, I'll be playing Ricky Martin, Madonna, and some other Salsa CDs.

Jessica C. says …

I will be playing some Manu Chao, Celia Cruz, Mana, Bajofondo, Zoe, Alejandra Guzman and maybe even some Timbiriche to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with my students!!

John says …

Liz Phair

Carolyn Rivera says …

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite days, not only because of the Celebrations but because it was my Dad's birhday. We always listen to the old mexican music,Lola Beltran, Antonio Agular, Miguel Macias Mejia, old Mariachi music, and always sang Volvere. To this day we celebrate this day off festivities with music,food and toast my Dad. He would always tell me not to be afraid of singing, even though I had the voice of Olive Oyl. That's pretty bad since the rest of my family is very musically inclined. So to this day, I sing at the top of lungs and enjoy the old music and have combined it with the new latin music of today.

josline ferguson says …

I'll be listening to Jon Familant for Cinco de Mayo!

Jessica Woods says …

My toddler and I will be dancing to "Mama Paquita" and eating papayas and bananas!

Nancy Rodriguez says …

Right now I am so into the Gotan Project...I'm loving this modern tango CD...I think I will play that while I'm cooking one of your healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes. Now I just need the Latin Party!

marysue komaniecki says …

Anything with the right beat, something that will keep me moving

Jayantilal Shah says …

I will be playing Latin music.

Amy says …

I love Salsa Around the World. It has many different artists, very dancable music, and is the perfect background for a party!

Julia S says …

Love the music. Makes me want to bring some zumba to the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Arlene says …

I love Latin music...it's always so uplifting and cheerful... real foot-tapping rhythms. Mariachi bands seem always to have such a good time.

Keiko Knudson says …

For Cinco de Mayo, I will play Zumbalicious music!! Anything I can dance with...Definitely Latin & Salsa!! I like Cumbia steps! May 5th happened to be my friend's birthday so I will be partying with her.

Dawn says …

Any of the Putumayo CDs! They're all fabulous (and I love a little samba too!)

April Elke says …

I won't be playing anything latin-party worthy! That's why I need the CD, I need an intro to this sort of music!!

Amy Kauba says …

We are playing a home made CD of different music such as Linda Ronstadt (Canciones de Mi Padre) Buena Vista Social Club, Ozomotli, Los Mocosos, Celia Cruz, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and others.

Lisa Zacharias says …

Having many latin friends and having a minor in Spanish, I've come to love latin music. Ottmar Liebert is one of my favorite flamenco spanish guitar musicians. Definitely will be playing a bit of merengue and salsa. A friend of mine is on tour with Paulina Rubio so we'll be listening to her as well just to add a little pop in there.

Kristen Mittauer says …

Putumayo if I win, of course! If not, Celia Cruz!

chunju jean says …

we will play a lot of Rumba, Salsa and hope we are also able to play new Putumayo!!

Todd Walker says …

Putamayo has some reall good music. Great for car road trips with the kids :) todd

angelmina says …

I love Putumayo's World Music,it's beautiful to see how this music embraces the best of all cultures. I own "Latino!Latino" and "Latin Groove,I'll be playing both albums for the 5 de Mayo festivities.

Patty says …

I will be playing the CD from Mexico that I bought in Epcot.

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