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Petra says ...
I absolutely LOVE Putumayo!!! It's food for the soul...I appreciate the sounds of various instruments, beats and voices, which inspire me to learn about world music artists and their native countries, cultures, and traditions. In addition I have spread the word by buying numerous Putumayo Kids CDs as gifts for my friends' newborn babies.
02/04/2010 6:26:52 PM CST
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
Cheryl says ...
Putumayo Kids, for sure!
02/04/2010 9:36:07 PM CST
Cheryl says ...
I LOVE Putumayo Women of Jazz which my friend just gave me! Putumayo Playground is fantastic music too!
02/04/2010 9:38:21 PM CST
Diane M says ...
I love Women of Spirit. A friend gave it to me when I was facing a difficult situation, and to this day, it uplifts me when I hear that music. I have several other CDs, but I also especially enjoy Music from the Tea Lands. And, it gives me pleasure to buy something so wonderful that is produced by a company that is doing good!
02/04/2010 10:17:22 PM CST
Pamela says ...
I have several Putamayo CD's. They rock! I love the history behind music and how it weaves into our lives. Putamayo allows me to hear music from around the world, to feel connected to the people who know how music brings us together. Oh, let me mention that I am a dancer, one who finds joy in throwing one of Putamayo's recording on at the end of the day and forget the stress from the day and "let go"!!!!!
02/04/2010 10:36:39 PM CST
Bob Finch says ...
Attended a great Mono Lake Committee seminar on California Bighorn sheep in Lee Vining. After seminar leader worked our tails off climbing up and down the eastern sierra we spotted wild bighorns in Lundy Canyon--amazing! Came back to Committee office to decompress, found Music From the Chocolate Lands--have been listening to it ever since. Think 'Baba' a Belize piece which is truly amazing. Thanks, Putamayo.
02/04/2010 10:46:16 PM CST
Charlene Swalec says ...
My favorite Putumayo CD is A Family Christmas, On A Family Christmas, Putumayo offers a collection of yuletide favorites by a fascinating array of artists that every family is sure to enjoy while trimming the tree or sharing a holiday dinner. Leon Redbone’s heartwarming interpretation of the holiday standard “Let It Snow” will keep you cozy on the coldest of Christmas nights. This is a joyous collection.
02/04/2010 10:51:56 PM CST
Amie Stockbridge says ...
I LOVE the putumayo cd "french Cafe" It is a sure hit for a valentine's day gift.
02/04/2010 10:52:33 PM CST
Laraine says ...
My favorite world music is by Toni Childs. Her CDs and concerts are wonderful and moving!
02/05/2010 12:34:49 AM CST
Irma says ...
Next month I will be 67 years old. I have always loved music, all kinds of music. I am dumbfounded....where has my head been...I had not heard of the music Putumayo=Whole World Music....and the music with recipes....my head must have been buried in the sand. I gather from reading the article that Whole Foods is carrying these CD's. It is 1:21 a.m. and Whole Foods up the street is closed right now....but tomorrow, I will be introduced to these CD's and I can't wait. Thanks. Our heritage includes, Spanish, Mexican, French, American Indian and Italian-Add English/Indian(India) when you add our daughter in law and consequently our two young grandsons. What an adventure we have ahead of us.
02/05/2010 1:25:42 AM CST
kel mcnichol says ...
I love that you incorporate music into groceries, making it a whole lifestyle experience. I have given these cds as gifts as they really are such a good selection and intro to great music.
02/05/2010 2:56:55 AM CST
Lara Brown says ...
My fav would be New Orleans Christmas! Looking forward to the new one! I grew up on that kind of music. The 4tops Greatist Hits was the 1st album I bought.
02/05/2010 6:43:14 AM CST
Peggy Sue says ...
I can not wait to hear the new Cd, the vairety of music is appreciated. If you haven't heard Otis and Alligators try them for for some real hip swayin' blues.
02/05/2010 9:07:34 AM CST
NH says ...
My favorite is the Brasiliero mix- so beautiful!
02/05/2010 9:10:59 AM CST
Nicole Skowronski says ...
I just took a trip to Puerto Rico in the fall and saw a band there I fell in love with. Ithink their name was Desacero. They play Neyorican music. It is a combination of African and Latin music...
02/05/2010 9:29:40 AM CST
Bobette says ...
I liked World Playground 2 the best.
02/05/2010 10:33:51 AM CST
Shannon Asch says ...
I am an art teacher and use many of your world music cds in my art classes to enhance and create a complete, multicultural environment for my students to make their art. They love it! I think the Arfican Groove CD is so awesome! We were just maskmaking to it the other day!!!!!!
02/05/2010 10:34:44 AM CST
Becky says ...
My absolute favorite Putumayo cd was Women of the World Celtic. Both my daughter and I (she was quite young at the time; 6, I think) loved listening to it and singing on road trips. I have since lost this cd and really miss it!
02/05/2010 10:46:49 AM CST
Mindy Klowden says ...
I love the Jewish Odyssey. I feel like it has helped connect me to my roots, and inspired me to seek out other klezmer, israeli and traditional hebrew music. I play the whole CD every year at my annual hannukah party too!
02/05/2010 6:27:38 PM CST
Eileen Duncan says ...
What a wonderful story! I have purchased your music and brought my family up with listening to it everyday. I share it with patient families and with friends. My own family went through a tremendous tragedy and music carried us through the days. This music not only enriches our lives but helps to heal and lifts spirits. I can't wait to hear your new CD. Two of my daughters have made trips to help cleanup and rebuild after Katrina and one of my volunteer groups also includes docs and nurses who are also master gardeners making trips to New Orleans. I love the people, the music, the food.
02/05/2010 6:47:17 PM CST
Tee says ...
Hi, I wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoy all your cd's that you put together; however my two favorites are: South Pacific- love this! From Hawaii and love all the music, especially the one from New Guinea. Also love the one with Samba and Bassanova. Can't remember the name right off hand, but listen to it often. Oh, the other one is Kids playground cd. Great job in selecting perfect compilations. The more you do, the more people are exposed to great music from around the world. Love your story. Mahalo! Tee
02/05/2010 7:46:32 PM CST
Sonia Gutierrez says ...
My personal favorite is Sahara Lounge. It's very soothing. The CD was playing in the background in the store I was visiting and bought it right there and then. I immediately opened it and played in my car when I left to see if the rest of the CD was as good as what I heard in the store and was not disappointed.
02/05/2010 7:50:57 PM CST

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