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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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Karen Ironside says …

WHEN..he he..i WIN this..i'll play IT on Cinco De Mayo! This'd be GREAT to work out to too!

Ashley B says …

Mariachi!!

Sarah M. says …

I do not have any specific music picked out....Bob Marley?? Not really Latin.... but fun :)

Heidi Newman says …

I'll be drinking homemade top-shelf margaritas, listening to old mariachi classics, on cd's like Linda Rondstadt's "Canciones de mis Padres," and grooving to Jose Feliciano to celebrate Mexican culture on Cinco de Mayo. (Of course, on every other day of the year, the evenings are about the same.)

Debbie says …

Spanish guitar in the background while we grill and enjoy the company of good friend

Christina Garabedian says …

We will be playing Putamayo: Latin Dance party at our fiesta.

Christine Scee says …

We'll be playing anything Latin or Caribbean. I also like Santana. The music is lively, and sensual; Mix up the mojitos and let's dance!

Coriann Salas says …

Just found the perfect music for our Cinco de Mayo party!

christopher johnson says …

I will be playing Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Ronita Dean says …

We will be playing my speacil Latin mix!!! and mixing up margaritas and fresh salsa and chips!!!

Jess says …

That's right, it is indeed almost Cinco De Mayo!!

Barbara says …

I'll be playing a CD "Mana" cuban music which I bought years ago. Probalby will also play some "Willie and Lobo". Which I played the guitar though.

Damaris says …

I have 2 other Putumayo cd's and would love to add to the "soon collection" of cd's. I have Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony, Tito Nieves....I need somethin' different. This win would be awesome!

Markus says …

Will have my CDs with music from Brazil.

Janice Hempel says …

It has to be Santana!!! Love this music....I think I need to update my music!

Tara says …

I'll be playing Cafe Tacuba!

Alexis Nordlinf says …

Rodrigo y Gabriela; my mom just sent it to me! Love it!

rosemary says …

Well, Putymayo's Latin collection of course!

Tom says …

Vintage os mutantes. The best!

Rosa Sala-Healey says …

I would be listening Joaquin Sabina y Luis Eduardo Aute, amazing Spanish songwriters, y con un poco de suerte, el CD de Putumayo!

Dianna Hardman says …

We are still planning our Cinco de Mayo celebration and would love help with our music selection.

Alexis says …

It's a BYOM to get a good mix, but I'm sure there will be some Buena vista social club, Orishas, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mana, Selena, Julieta Venegas

Sulema Rodriguez says …

I have a couple of Mexican guitar CDs, and I'll break out my old Linda Rondstat Spanish music.

Aisha Mabruki says …

I love Latino Music especilly Salsa, Marengo, and kinds of Latino musics Bravo. Aisha

Gloria Canales says …

Putumayo has the Best World Music Ever.Always refreshing, upbeat,and down right mezmorising never a dull moment.Aribe EL CINCO DE MAYO SEIMPRE ARIBE!! Y OYE COMO VAY

Lisa Perry says …

Mana, Ozomatli, and Babaloo! Some pre-Cinqo festivities tomorrow night: Ozomatli in S. Burlington, VT! Yay! I love Putumayo!

Vilma M says …

I will play whatever gets me in the mood for making some tacos, bean dip, or guacamole to go with chips. Maybe a little salsa music!

Sharon Edwards says …

Putumayo Rocks!

Matt Myers says …

Maná, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Putumayo Radio Latino. As a nod to the loser, Putumayo Acoustic France.

Valerie Bishop says …

We will be playing Herb Alpert an the Tijuana Brass Greatest Hits!

Sandy says …

I know it's the wrong country, but we'll be listening to Buena Vista Social Club.

rosalie says …

Going to local Napa Cinco de Mayo festivity where music will be played. Fun!!!!!!!!!!!

ish says …

salsa music all the wayyyyy

JANET CHAPUT says …

I will be playing lots of salsa, merengue and bolero music celebrating El Cinco de Mayo. The Latin Party Cd would be an awesome gift to get to add to any celebration. thank you janet chaput

Vera says …

Will be playing an assortment of latin music from cuban to mexican to salsa and tango.

Glisel Bisbal says …

Strunz & Farah, Paco de Lucia, David Bisbal are most likely what I will be listening to with friends over for dinner at my place. I have not heard the new CD Collection of Putumayo's "Latin Party", sadly to say because I have been out of the loop, consumed at the office and I am just hearing about their new Latin release though this e-mail but I am SURE it's full of excitement! I would really LOVE to win this collection!

Tiffany Krupp says …

The closest thing we have to set the mood is "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet!!!! Can't wait celebrate!!

sarah says …

I live in NYC, which means a lot of apartments to small for parties and a lot of great restaurants. Friends and I will be relaxing by going out for Cinco de Mayo and letting the restaurant take care of the cooking, decorations, music selection, and most important...clean up.

Rebecca Jubilee says …

Cinco de Mayo is all about my latin heritage!! I will be playing "my roots" all day..and hopefully with this CD-Putumayo's Latin Collection (if I win)!!! Yep! That's the music I will make my neighborhood ring with!! :)

Graciela says …

¡Vayamos al la fiesta! Putumayo CDs are great and this one is sure to rev up the party vibes. Party healthy!

Meagan Albani says …

I will be playing Salsa from around the world a hip swaying blend of soulful mambo that we can baile to all night.

Elizabeth M says …

I'll be playing a bunch of CDs from a band called Salsa Celtica that played in Chicago a couple of years ago. Although Putumayo's CDs are on my wishlist, I don't have them yet so I can't boogie down to those at the moment. And admittedly, I'm not really having a party so it'll just be me playing them.

Jan O says …

Santana

Francis Gonzalez says …

Musica es para el alma, musica es para el corazon...El 5 de Mayo I'll be listening to Alejandro Fernandez, Mana, and hopefully to Puntumayo to "Spirit of Cinco de Mayo with spicy Latin" sound tasty...I would love to win...

Kim Davis says …

It's not latin, but my favorite party music is Dengue Fever. I may also add my favorite Putamayo album, Arabic Groove.

C. Zinger says …

My contribution to the party will be Joao Giberto and Buena Vista Social Club.

Tania Vargas says …

I will definitely spice up my Cinco de Mayo party with some Ozomatli... but we cannot leave out Los Lobos and Mana.

Sieara Claytor says …

Juanes and Shakira

Cathleen Howard says …

to be honest i will work on Cinco De Mayo but this weekend past i had the opportunity to engage in a "pre" Cinco De Mayo celebration. Lovely, lovely affair. The gentlemen cooked for the ladies various dishes. Red beans and rice, ribs and chicken, spinich and mushroom quesadeas with a variety of home made salsas, margaritas and wine and beer, it was a blast! Definitely a memorable Cinco De Mayo celebration....and the music to include all from Daddy Yankee to Pancho Sanchez. Great times, great friends and great food. We wish the same for you.

C Mitchell says …

We are celebrating with friends and family...hopefully listening Putumayo's cd.

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