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Monika Star says ...
I love the Whole World Music experience I put on the headphones and get lost in the sounds of Wordly Music-Real authentic Music!
02/01/2010 1:24:01 PM CST
Elizabeth says ...
I have a number of Putumayo cds. My favorites are the New Orleans and Zydeco compilations. They are always playing on my ipod. I also listen to the internet music stream.
02/01/2010 1:27:10 PM CST
Lana C. says ...
I love Hawaiian music - it's American but it's completely different from anything else you might term "American". It's serene, simple, beautiful, diverse and rich, and listening to it takes me back to a relaxing sunny afternoon on the beach in Waikiki, listening to the ukelele players in the plaza. Even if I'm stuck in traffic :)
01/31/2010 8:54:00 AM CST
Monica says ...
I think From Congo to Cuba is a near-perfect CD. I ordered CDs from every artist featured on it, and love every one. My first love of Putumayo CDs was Afro-Latino and yes, I am one of the people who walked into the Putumayo store in Soho and was electrified by the music and have been buying Putumayo CDs ever since. Cripes, I even WENT to Putumayo in Colombia! My ambition is to acquire every Putumayo CD out there and I have a whole bookshelf dedicated to them. I am crazy about Putumayo CDs with titles like: Latin Jazz, Colombia, French Caribbean, World Lounge, the Dalom Kids & Splash, Johnny Clegg, Mo' Vida, Latin Groove, Radio Latino, World Groove, Baila!, Nuevo Latino, Celtic Crossroads, North African Groove and gosh there are so many more, awesome all of them! Right now, I'm playing the lovely Afro-Portuguese Odyssey.
02/01/2010 2:01:26 AM CST
anonymous says ...
During the first days after the Haiti Earthquake, I played French Caribbean nonstop and wrote my newspaper editorials (this is my job) about Haiti while listening to this sound under the headphones.
02/01/2010 2:08:03 AM CST
Debra Banks says ...
One of my favourite CD's from Putumayo is 'One World' have been a fan of this label from its' inception...Love this collective CD of rhythm and tunes from all about our global community..always listen to it...One Love..
02/01/2010 11:17:51 AM CST
Claire Calhoun says ...
My first CD was New Orleans Christmas...I love it...gave several as gifts. There are so many that I love and enjoy...World Groove is one. Just heard some of the blues CD's and hope to add them to my collection soon. Fabulous music....makes me happy and wanting to dance!
02/01/2010 11:22:15 AM CST
Stephanie says ...
I LOVE Putumayo!! I like to use the Playground cd's in preschool classrooms throughout the day and the Dreamland cd's during naptime. It is a great way to introduce cultural music. Right now my favorite cd is Acoustic Africa. I am in the process of obtaining my Master's degree and I enjoy listening to Acoustic Africa while I am writing essays. It puts me in a wonderful mood and makes my essay writing more enjoyable! :)
02/01/2010 11:32:20 AM CST
Daniel says ...
My favorite is probably the India CD. The way their langauge and singing style is capable of conveying such raw passion is absolutely beautiful.
02/01/2010 11:35:08 AM CST
Samir says ...
As far as Putumayo's back catalogue is concerned, "Women of The World: Acoustic" and "Music from Chocolate Lands" are two of my favourites. Listening to these will guarantee you lower blood pressure and make great listening whether you are stuck in traffic or just chillin' in your home. Putumayo's label is full of some of the most fascinating and original music produced on this planet.
02/01/2010 11:46:24 AM CST
Kate Walsh says ...
We just returned from a long road trip, and the Putumayo cds were the ones most requested by my children :) It made the driving very pleasant indeed! The most requested were: Women of Spirit, and Music from the Chocolate Lands.
02/01/2010 11:48:34 AM CST
Annie Woods says ...
I have over 120 putumayo CD's and my favorite is a tie between South Pacific Islands and India. Can't wait to hear more!
02/01/2010 12:01:04 PM CST
Debbie L Rogers says ...
When I requested music from my family, other than my usual request of jazz, I was given Music from the Coffee Lands II. It is still my favorite. I love the vocals in other languages. I don't have the time to do a music search in languages & Putumayo has done it for me. Yea!
02/01/2010 12:08:06 PM CST
Byronem says ...
I absolutely love the Putumayo CDs. We have several and the lullabies are great for the little ones. thanks you...hope to get an advanced copy -B
02/04/2010 7:15:37 AM CST
Jennifer says ...
Vivre Putumayo! You have opened my ears to Africa!
02/04/2010 7:26:07 AM CST
nate says ...
One World is my favorite
02/02/2010 8:09:36 AM CST
Suzanne says ...
I can't believe it's been this long. Putumayo really started me on my love affair with world music. It's good to know that they are a social force as well. Keep the music coming!
02/02/2010 10:04:18 AM CST
Marion says ...
I have about 30 Putumayo Cds and it´s impossible to choose a favourite one....maybe Arabic Groove, Music From The Chocolate Lands and Women Of The World International.
02/02/2010 5:27:08 PM CST
Cj says ...
Wow, I've been a fan of Putumayo World Music for years...it is nice to know the Whole Story. My favorite is the Best of World Music. I drift away to the islands and am immersed in the culture while listening to the CD. But, most importantly knowing that proceeds from the CD are used to improve lives and empower others to overcome life struggles gives me a sense of being part of something larger than myself and that as a collective we are making a positive impact on the world. I look forward to hearing the newest CD. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez
02/04/2010 12:51:20 AM CST
Polly Thornton says ...
I have most of the Putumayo CD's. Variety in music is important to me and being exposed to WORLD music is even more important. Two of my favorite Putumayo CD's are: Brazilian Jazz and the Cuban-flavored CD. I am a massage therapist and so am constantly working at providing new relaxing music for my clients and for myself (how would you like to have to listen to the same tracks over and over and over and over... well you get the idea). I download the CD's to my PC and create playlists using Cuban conga, the softer songs, Bossa Nova and other great stuff. Then I download to my MP3 player and I'm portable! My clients often ask me what the music is and are surprised and happy to learn you can get it from Whole Foods! Thanks for helping my career and my sanity!
02/04/2010 12:53:21 AM CST
John says ...
I've never heard a Putumayo CD I didn't like. Good music is good music, no matter where in the world it comes from.
02/04/2010 12:54:52 AM CST
Linda Maynard says ...
There is so much variety out there- it is hard to pick. I really like some Cuban jam, or flowing rhthyms of Fijian songs, or Mongolian throat singing just to name a few. One favorite documentary is "Ghengis Blues"- about a blues player the goes to Mongolia and incorporates his blues with throat singing- quite unique and a great sound! So any mix or type of music is ok with me. Bring it on!
02/04/2010 1:30:30 AM CST
Linda Maynard says ...
see comments posted.
02/04/2010 1:42:59 AM CST
Claire Lindberg says ...
The Putamayo world music series is great! I have several which I play all the time: in my car, in my home, in my yoga classes. THe songs transport me to other cultures and exotic places. Even if I can't go to these places, I can get the flavor by listening to the CDs. It is difficult to favorite! Maybe "Women of the World" - or possibly "American Blues" - or, or, or........ Claire
02/04/2010 7:45:03 AM CST
Angie says ...
French Caribbean is a favorite, but CAN'T WAIT for the Rhythm & Blues CD! Having grown up near New Orleans, blues music brings back a lot of special memories. Thanks for doing a great job!
02/04/2010 7:31:38 AM CST

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