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Karen Monken says ...
I absolutely love Acoustic Arabia ... it is so soothing and different from anything I can find on the radio.
02/01/2010 2:26:00 PM CST
Mary says ...
everything that comes out is enjoyed by my family! putumayo rocks!
02/01/2010 2:28:28 PM CST
Tom Measday says ...
Been enjoying the music for at least two decades, I hope that I will never stop discovering new sounds. Thanks
02/01/2010 2:37:55 PM CST
Alyssa says ...
I like hearing new things everyday. Today I heard a group from the Sahara and was completely won over. It's really wonderful to have this music in the middle of Whole Foods, rather than pairing cheese with wine, pair your dishes with complementary cultural music!
02/01/2010 3:46:37 PM CST
Tom Webb says ...
SEreNDIpiTY has the word "destiny" in it; i know, just some dumb bit of useless trivia!!!
02/01/2010 4:18:08 PM CST
Heidi Niemczyk says ...
...it doesn't get much better than Putumayo....great selection, beautiful covers/graphics, and an education about world music. Looking forward to Rhythm & Blues!! Thank you Dan :)
02/01/2010 4:27:31 PM CST
Caroline says ...
Music is the universial language for people of all ages. I love how music creates a memory during a meal. Rhythm & Blues is a great way to celebrate life. Cheers to international food and festive music.
02/01/2010 5:28:35 PM CST
Irma Vazquez says ...
I love Putumayo! I've been collecting for almost 10 years....My Fave so far: Salsa around the World.
02/01/2010 6:57:02 PM CST
Mark Vigrass says ...
Great interview! Thanks for providing a wide variety of world music for everyone to enjoy. My favourite Putamayo CD is one I got this past Christmas - A Jazz & Blues Christmas. :-)
02/01/2010 8:15:51 PM CST
Karen Schaub says ...
I second the vote for "From Congo to Cuba"---I listen to it all the time and fondly remember the drummer Balla Tounkara who used to drum for some of my west african dance classes in cambridge--I'm sure he still does...although its been a while for me ;0 Its great also to have access to Putumayo radio on iTunes...I've been introduced to all sorts of new artists (concha buika is one of my all time faves) just by listening in while working. LOVE it! Keep up the good karma!
02/01/2010 9:05:53 PM CST
Kan says ...
I love world music that blends the sounds of our ancestors with more modern electronic music. When done well, it's amazing how many of these take up one playlist after another. Azam Ali and her side projects Niyaz and Vas stand out as favorites. Vas steers away from the electronic and leans on heavy vocals and folk instrumentation, but all three are amazing. Her main site is here: http://azamalimusic.com/ More recently, music from DharmaMix (especially the ones with the Dalai Lama and Sadhguru), although it is only part world for some songs while others are more modern electronica. http://www.dharmamix.com/ Finally, I absolutely love Ryuichi Sakamoto, as he blends elements of classical with world with electronica. He has admitted having great difficulty in bringing them together, and often classifies his own works as "experimental". Most people only know him for his classical works, as they've filled many soundtracks for movies, but his catalog is amazing. http://www.sitesakamoto.com/
02/01/2010 9:11:30 PM CST
Jessica Coulon says ...
I own many Putumayo CDs, and especially love those with Salsa and African music!
02/01/2010 9:20:12 PM CST
JACKIE WILSON says ...
I was there on that lovely day when Dan first heard Kotoja. Putumayo has done so much to put world music (and Kotoja!) on the American cultural map. Good job!
02/01/2010 9:24:54 PM CST
Corrinne says ...
It's almost impossible to choose which Putumayo CD is my fav...but if I have to choose just one...I guess it would be Samba Bossa Nova...always puts an instant smile on my face. :)
02/01/2010 9:25:25 PM CST
DeniseEPL says ...
I love the French Cafe cd, I turn it on make a cup of tea & my afternoon blahs melt away. Before I know it my girls & I are dancing our hearts out & laughing with delight.
02/01/2010 9:26:44 PM CST
Matt DeWolfe says ...
Ethiopiques, especially Volume 4 which features the sublime works of Mulatu Astatqe. The arrangements convey the wideness of the desert and the richness of the cultural awakening at the time. Like a succulent flower in the hot sun.
02/01/2010 9:27:39 PM CST
Winston "Dub" Riley says ...
I've got that Putamayo Rhythm and Blues CD and it is the best CD to play blues harmonica to that I've got! But I saw your tweet about reporting our favorite World Music. This is very different than that and this particular one is a beautiful sad song but I get the feeling that the artist has many other beautiful songs so I'm submitting this for your attention. If you like it, you'll have the power to promote it in a way that very few other art lovers can. Cheers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yfpMGcvGVY&feature=player_embedded
02/01/2010 9:42:14 PM CST
Melissa says ...
World music is amazing!! French pop and alternative Danish music are my favorites!
02/01/2010 9:43:47 PM CST
Sandy says ...
"Love Only Love" by Imaj http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcoNVOgjZhI
02/01/2010 9:46:04 PM CST
Matt says ...
Gotta be the music of south and east Africa. I backpacked there fro 8 months in '96. The music is positive above all else. Every mode of public transport I travelled upon had the music playing. Something about it just gives you a smile. South Africa and Zimbabwe immediately come to mind. When I was there Oliver Mtukudzi was king. "Tuku" they called him in Zimbabwe. The true spirit of life is in this music. That's my vote!
02/01/2010 9:46:18 PM CST
Susan says ...
Favorite music is Jazz. Real Jazz. John Coltrane, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Russell Malone, Miles, Monk, Bill Evans, etc.
02/01/2010 9:56:22 PM CST
Ari says ...
It's simple, we need some Margarita in our lif's.
02/01/2010 10:06:21 PM CST
Kim B says ...
I love the Putumayo African Playground CD - I know it's for kids, but it totally gets me moving too!
02/01/2010 10:16:59 PM CST
GregI says ...
One of the most eye-opening CDs I had heard from Putamayo was Women in World Music. So many great female voices including the woman who soon became my favorite voice anywhere - Angelique Kidjo. So much soul, depth and warmth in one woman's voice - combining all the joys and sorrows of life, exhalting the sheer joy of singing.
02/01/2010 10:38:15 PM CST
Jessica sololmon says ...
Trevor hall is my all time favorite musician. He is incredible in person not just on his cd. What a fantastic man! I also love Bombay jayshree. She has such a beautiful voice. These are the two I listen to when I have had a stressful day and need to relax.
02/01/2010 11:36:35 PM CST

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