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Hong Pham says ...
This is the first time I was introduced to Putumayo. I'm excited to get to know more about Putumayo Music.
02/04/2010 6:31:04 PM CST
Maureen says ...
Here I am on a wintr'y twilight Minnesota eve listening to Putumayo World Party. It not only has put me on the sunny side of the globe, but also inspired a spate of Caribbean style cooking, ala Whole Foods recipes.
02/04/2010 7:20:07 PM CST
Ana McKinney says ...
I love all Putumayo CD's, but I do have a preference for instrumental Peruvian, Mexican and African sounds.
02/04/2010 8:17:57 PM CST
Pat Henry says ...
I like Luis Munoz Latin music CD's. He is a local Santa Barbara musician. His music is just great!
02/04/2010 3:48:18 PM CST
Carol says ...
Wow, I had no idea this was available. I am going to check out these CDs right away, they sound wonderful. I love hawaiian music, cajon music, reggae, anything with a lot of feel good spirit. Thank you!
02/04/2010 3:53:17 PM CST
Bruce Larson says ...
My most played Cd is "Latinas".Such wonderful women voices.A blend of African,Euroean,and Native American influences.I love the sound of rain on the track by Lhasa.
02/04/2010 3:53:58 PM CST
Bruce Larson says ...
My most played Cd is "Latinas".Such wonderful women voices.I love the sound of rain on the track by Lhasa.
02/04/2010 3:56:32 PM CST
Amy says ...
I've been enjoying Putumayo collections for many, many years. French bistro music, anyone? Looking forward to the next release!
02/04/2010 3:59:12 PM CST
Robin D. says ...
I am a YogaDance teacher who uses the amazing Putumayo CDs almost daily. I can't imagine teaching without them! After reading your story I thought it was interesting that the group Kotoja got you started. Salawe is one of my favorite songs that I play all the time. Many of the students in my classes are disabled, and they respond so positively to your music. Thank you for this gift!
02/04/2010 4:00:08 PM CST
Misty says ...
I love music from other cultures and much of my collection is from the countries or places that I have visited (Philippines, Germany and Hawaii). But I also have music from the cultures that speak to me (Native American, R&B, Celtic, Scotish and Afican) or moves my soul. I can feel the energy and the pride of the people that are a part of that area/culture in their music. Music tells tales of the history of a culture or people. Before there were books or easy travel...the only way to communicate or pass down history was through music. What better way to show your respect and appreciation of the history of the world then through sharing music. That energy/pride is passed on through the recordings of Putumayo World music....next best thing to being there in person.
02/04/2010 4:01:56 PM CST
Maryann says ...
I became interested in world music through a world music class that I took in college. My first exposure to Putumayo was at the library, I was looking for some world music bands that I could listen to, the first one being Afro beats. I have since listened to many other Putumayo CD's and just recently brought a chldren's world music CD for my great neice who is 1 year old. Thank you Putumayo for opening our minds..
02/04/2010 4:10:47 PM CST
Laurel says ...
I love Putumayo music at home and in my classroom. There's nothing like taking a 5 minute break and dancing to a different beat. Our favorite cd is Swing Around the World.
02/04/2010 4:26:51 PM CST
Rich OC says ...
My favorite Putumayo CD is Music from the Wine Lands.
02/04/2010 4:34:18 PM CST
Sherry says ...
My daughter loves these World Music series. She always listens these music when she plays.
02/04/2010 4:43:38 PM CST
jenny sugrue says ...
I love Jamaican music of any kind...dancehall, esspecially! I also love the blues, so I'm really hoping I get lucky and win this CD, so I can check out Putumayo's take on the blues!
02/04/2010 1:54:09 PM CST
Susan V says ...
Just as you stated in your article your CD's are great for themed dinners. I have purchased your theme CD's on several occasions for very successful dinners for large groups at work. I also know that my little 2 year old granddaughter likes singing and dancing to your CD's. I was also drawn to your Women of the World CD's especially pleased to see that group represented. Your Putumayo radio shows are great too! Keep making such great music and sending out the CD's for us all to enjoy.
02/04/2010 1:57:46 PM CST
sandra says ...
i bought a CD for my son, and got hooked on their music selections myself, ha-ha!
02/04/2010 2:10:58 PM CST
Anna says ...
I've been a fan of Putumayo since they began in the '90s. Their compilations have IMPROVED over time. I especially like their underrated Asian-themed compilations,such as "India","Asian Groove","Asian Lounge" and "Music from the Tea Lands." One of their hidden gems is the now out-of-print "Gardens of Eden." Think of it as acoustic New Age worldbeat. On it,I discovered the Indian smooth jazz of Shweta Jhaveri,and Brazil's Ana Rita Simonka,who combines Indian classical music with bossa nova. Ana Rita Simonka's "Bossa Nova Delhi" is a soothing New Age/world music classic. It's Indian ragas meeting the silky sensuality of bossa nova. Putumayo World Music is the best! They've introduced me to great musicians--like Algeria's Cheb Mami, Brazil's Ana Rita Simonka, the French performance art collective Lo'Jo. All-around great!
02/04/2010 2:14:43 PM CST
Mary says ...
My favorite Putamayo CD (and has been for years) is Women's Work. I use to listen to this with my roommate way back when, and now I listen to it with my 4 1/2 year old daughter. It's not only beautiful music but also powerful. I love the "sister spirit" it evokes. My personal favorite song on the CD is I Met a Man by Toni Childs. Her voice just grabs hold of you.
02/04/2010 2:22:28 PM CST
Nicole Black says ...
I love Brasileiro. The rhythms simply move me to dance. I put it on and dance around the living room.
02/04/2010 2:25:19 PM CST
dymphna agos says ...
The music I like the best is something up and probably Jamaican. Something that has rhytm and a beat and is up-lifting. I hope I win.
02/04/2010 2:50:42 PM CST
Latoya says ...
I would love to win this cd, love music!
02/04/2010 2:54:12 PM CST
KEVIN GAUTREAU says ...
I like south Louisiana Swamp Pop,its part of my culture,and brings me back to a simpler time
02/04/2010 2:57:41 PM CST
Walt Samuel says ...
My musical tastes are fairly catholic but recently I have been listening to fado and modern flamenco.
02/04/2010 3:27:16 PM CST
sherry says ...
Not long ago, I owned a small bookstore. My favorite vendor was Putumayo. I loved playing the music in my store (customers also enjoyed the music) and being able to offer Putumayo CDs. My contacts with the people at Putumayo were always positive and professional. I'm a long time fan of Putumayo music. My favorites recently are: African Dreamland, American Folk and Women of the World: Acoustic.
02/04/2010 12:14:53 PM CST

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