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Barbara says ...
"Rhythm and blues will cure most anything!" When you got a case of the down and outs, it' your day in the barrel...listening and dancing (you know you can't help from dancing) will pick you right up. Every country has its own form of rhythm and blues. But, it all goes to the same place - the heart.
02/05/2010 9:16:47 PM CST
roberta cirocco says ...
Wow the blending of things or threads in my past. The new CD is music I listened to in younger years, but over time I have owned several "international music" tapes, cds - even a Putumayo - Whole foods since its inception along with a few of its competitors over the years. My current international is "Anouar Brahem's Le pas du chat noir". My current WF's favs - tuna salads and cole slaws. Common threads across the world food and music let us all come together at the table.
02/06/2010 6:54:18 AM CST
kevin card says ...
Dear Sir, my favorite cd is "New Orleans". This is because of the diverse musicans and songs mixed in together. Just like the city. I know you can't put on the cd every current artists, but the older artists are just as good as the current market. This allows the "sound bite" public to know that good music existed before they were born. Music from the 1920's to the 1980's were great too. I loved good music from anywhere. Thanks for allowing me to sound off on this note.
02/06/2010 9:05:36 AM CST
Roy Wittstruck says ...
For most of my life, my musical tastes were limited to rock and blues. And while I couldn't sing like Elvis, (yes, I'm dating myself), I did learn to play the guitar well enough to play in several rock bands over the years. While vacationing in the Bahamas several years ago, my wife and I were exposed to Reggae. With that infectious rhythm plugging away in our minds, we felt that there had to be a way to join Reggae with our current music, which was Gospel. Our band director, a youthful and very talented musician himself, was excited by the project. In less than a month, a fairly conservative congregation was witness to a Reggae version of "Walk By Faith"..............and loved it! The point being that music, in whatever form, from Bach to the Beatles and all combinations in between, can lift the heart and soul. Expand the music in your life and you will expand your life in music.
02/06/2010 9:09:46 AM CST
Brad Kuklinski says ...
Sunday evenings on the deck with Clinton Thomas as the Dub master giving us all sweet Reggae music. Then the adventure begins around the globe with the Putaymaya world music program. I share it with the neighbors and they all enjoys leaning over the bushes to cath a tune from Brasil, Ethiopia , Jamaica, or New Orleans. We have a great night and a real nice way to finish up the weekend. We listen on WTMD out of Towsen Md.Keep exploring I love it! Brad K. Annapolis Md.
02/06/2010 9:18:35 AM CST
Frank Hajdu says ...
Wonderful music enjoyed by the whole family. Celtic Crossroads gets us going on overcast days!
02/06/2010 10:28:55 AM CST
Sanjeev says ...
At the last Greek Festival I discovered the bouzouki. It has an incredible and complex sound.
02/06/2010 11:10:37 AM CST
Nancy says ...
Bravo, Dan! Your dream realized is a wonderful gift to the world! How I wish the Putumayo resources and great website had existed when I was teaching school music -- perfect seed for multi-subject lifelong learning. I'll be purchasing the Caribbean samplers (thanks for donating the receipts to the Red Cross for Haiti) and I'm looking forward to the future release of Rhythm and Blues.
02/06/2010 1:19:51 PM CST
Karen says ...
I love the Paris Cafe CD -- it instantly transports me to another world where I want to be. Beautiful, relaxing, soothing.
02/06/2010 2:42:03 PM CST
Rebecca says ...
LOVE Putumayo Kids! It makes my daughter's music selection very enjoyable!
02/06/2010 3:21:47 PM CST
Jill says ...
I have always wanted to go to New Orleans to hear the live music! This cd might be my inspiration.
02/07/2010 8:40:15 AM CST
Kara says ...
My favorite Putumayo CD is my first one, World Reggae. My boyfriend/future husband bought it for me as a gift soon after we met, and anytime I listen to it, it transcends me back to those first weeks of a new romance. I never grow tired of it. Practice yoga to it. Chill out to it. See the world through it.
02/07/2010 9:24:09 AM CST
Keisha says ...
I love Putumayo. My nieces had a lullaby CD done by this company. I listened to it as much as they did! The songs were great.
02/07/2010 10:47:51 AM CST
Mary Kay Powers says ...
I enjoyed music from the Putumayo music from the coffee lands--it's an eclectic mix of lively, upbeat music.
02/07/2010 8:49:13 PM CST
Kris Hamilton says ...
I have listened to many Putumayo CD's & I own 2 of them. My favotire Putumayo is the Wrold Reggae one! :-) It's the best music to have at a party & make everyone dance! It has great reggae from all around the world. It's what I like to call feel good music! Best thing is no one really knows who or what it is. So, people always asking me who this is & I get to tell them about Putumayo & the music! Great way to start a conversation & connect with others. Thanks for all the wonderful ways to enjoy this music!!
02/08/2010 1:28:04 AM CST
Kim D says ...
This music really looks interesting; I have not heard of your company before seeing it online on the Whole Foods newsletter. Is there a website?
02/08/2010 12:16:59 PM CST
Gloria says ...
I am wondering where the name of "Putumayo" came from. I love it and I love the music too. I am from Colombia (South America)and there is a beautiful area with that name.
02/08/2010 12:46:56 PM CST
David Romportl says ...
Hi....You have some great music!! Thank you!!
02/08/2010 7:44:15 PM CST
Margot Stiassni says ...
Hi, I especially fell in love with Putumayo Music when I discovered their cds for children. For 4 years I taught a children's music class (ages baby-5) and often used the Putumayo Music for the free instrument play along in the middle of the class. Although I used the World Playground CD a lot, I eventually branched out to more of the kids' cds. The music is joyful, soul-full and deliciously delightful. I hope the company continues to grow and prosper and produce more great world music for all ages ! Thank you !!!!
02/08/2010 9:27:12 PM CST
Jessica says ...
The French Cafe is my favorite so far, it is so upbeat and always puts me in such a good mood.
02/09/2010 8:12:05 AM CST
Anna says ...
Putamayo was a great way to introduce my baby to world music. He's now a toddler and a huge fan of all kinds of music.
02/09/2010 5:32:49 PM CST
Joanne says ...
Pick a favorite-wow that is hard! I could never chose between Latin Grooves and Zydeco, I have worn both CD's out-glad I put them on my iPod. All of my Putumayo CD's are wonderful!!
02/10/2010 5:05:48 PM CST
Anna says ...
I have at least 30 (or more) Putumayo CDs--of their recent CDs,I especially like "India" and "Israel." "Israel" is sadly underrated--and it comes with a GREAT recipe! It's got great musicians like David Broza,the Idan Raichel Project, Moshav Band, and Tea Packs. I'm looking forward to seeing what Putumayo will release this year...
02/12/2010 5:49:45 PM CST
Baba Ken Okulolo says ...
Want to listen to the World through music that makes you feel good inside out? Turn your ears to Putumayo world music catalog. I own most of their releases and had enjoyed listening/dancing to them, including one of mine "The Super Sawwale Collections" by (Kotoja), as the first of their market test-release. It did great, thereby openning the door for others to follow. Thanks Dan for your insight and curiosity in decovery new music of the world; parked with so much power to heal people's mind, body and spirit. Keep on searching.
02/14/2010 12:20:24 AM CST
Natalie S. says ...
Love the Reggae tunes. Gotta dig it. =] I haven't heard most of the other ones but I hope to soon!
02/19/2010 12:17:27 AM CST

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