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Frances Barrett says ...
Exciting to hear new work and the flavors, so organic. This could describe Whole Foods as well, but seriously, the feeling, the rhythm, VIVA, VIVA, VIVA!!!
02/04/2010 9:50:24 AM CST
Denise Newsome says ...
I especially enjoyed the Italia CD listening to the Brazilian vibe mixed with a reggie beat which is very uplifting! Also was pleasantly surprised with the Israel CD as I expected something quite different, but found that I liked the mixed cultural sounds of french and ethiopian folk. Great for relaxing and while cooking!
02/04/2010 9:51:23 AM CST
Flora Faverman says ...
I love Putumayo World Music Series. I would love to add this to my collection!!
02/04/2010 9:52:57 AM CST
barbara says ...
Favorite Putumayo CD is Jazz Around the World...
02/04/2010 9:59:20 AM CST
Patricia McWhorter says ...
May I suggest some Ecuadorean Cumbia music? Los Graduados was my favorite band in Guayaquil in the late 1960s, early 1970s.I really liked the song Manuelito Barrios - There are also some groups singing songs in Quechua, the Indian language native to Ecuador. The play Huasipongo, written in Quechua, would also be worth sponsoring for production in the US.
02/04/2010 10:05:03 AM CST
mary delgiorno says ...
Love Moso Manman Emeline Michel - nice to reflect on the great Haitian music, and see the true spirit of the people, in these struggling, sad time, can't wait....to get the CD
02/04/2010 10:06:05 AM CST
Vicki Gursoy says ...
I use Putumayo music in my everyday life. My girls listen to World Groove since its got the beat they love. I place various songs into my mix for teaching cycling so my participants can be exposed. I played the Carribean party while on my cruise to Bahamas and then also after the earthquake. I love the vibe from this CD...keeps the blues away in the winter months in Chicago. I also use Sahara Lounge while teaching Pilates....super smooth.
02/04/2010 10:07:36 AM CST
Robert Leeds says ...
There are so many excellent Putumayo CDs. One in particular I'll recommend is the Cape Verde.
02/04/2010 10:18:19 AM CST
jj says ...
I like the kids' music.
02/04/2010 10:25:50 AM CST
Christina says ...
I love Putumayo! The 'Greece: a Musical Odyssey' plays in my kitchen when I cook Greek food!
02/04/2010 10:33:24 AM CST
Minjeong Kim says ...
Love at first tune.. In 2002, as a foreign student struggling with lectures, homework, and homesickness, I didn't know about Putumayo at all.. One quiet weekday afternoon I stepped into a small art craft shop in town and found music soothes my soul and body.. Before coming out of the shop, I asked the shop clerk what she was playing. She said "Putumayo".. Wasn't sure if I got the spell right but anyway I straight went to Barnes&Nobles next door and asked that if they have "Petimayo" and bought the first Putumayo CD "Music From the Chocolate Lands". Now I got married and have a beautiful son. I recall that when my husband and I met first time, both of us were pleasantly surprised that we both enjoy Putumayo CDs..
02/04/2010 10:37:32 AM CST
Kristen J says ...
I've had the priviledge of owning and listening to Putamayo CDs for several years. Now that we have a daughter of our own, we've started collecting the Putamayo Kids CDs ... she loves the Seasame Street from around the World! My husband and I especially love the French CDs--we already own the French Carribean CD--a must-have for everyone! We wish Putamayo the best, and keep the great cover art coming!
02/04/2010 10:43:12 AM CST
Irene Gale says ...
When you were in Bali in 1991, did you run into Carl Berman, who has a Batik co.? I stayed at his apt. in San Francisco, with my cousing, his stepsister Barbara for a long weekend. Interesting guy---American 70's world roamer who ended up in Bali, married a Balanesian princess, who cleaned up his act. Then with her help he started a Batik business. Last I heard he was still living in Bali 6 mos. & the rest in San Fran, where he hawked his fabric. Thought you may have run into him when you buy wares for your co. Haven't heard anything since Barbara passed 5 yrs. ago.
02/04/2010 10:48:33 AM CST
Kristen says ...
I like many of their CDs, but the Latin music offerings are my current favorites.
02/04/2010 10:54:54 AM CST
Anne Baldwin says ...
My comments may not be admissible because I cannot declare a favorite. WUMB, the campus Public Radio station for UMASS Boston has a wonderful show on Sun. afternoons called Folk Odyssey which has broadened my appreciation of World Music to the extent that choosing is most difficult. I guess i would that music of West Africa along with Andean, Hawian slack-key guitar and singing, Balkan choir, and Gypsy music are my favorites. ( But that's today ! )
02/04/2010 10:55:40 AM CST
William Watkins, Jr. says ...
let me win
02/04/2010 11:18:48 AM CST
yelena says ...
I love any Latin music -- the energy in it just makes you want to get up and dance
02/04/2010 11:29:49 AM CST
Merry Bateman says ...
Thank goodness for Putumayo! It brings the world to us in such vibrant and colorful ways. I have enjoyed so much music from Putumayo especially the Music from Tea Lands CD. I spent time in Asia exploring tea and came back to find this wonderful music collection.
02/04/2010 11:48:15 AM CST
P.J. Goddard says ...
I love the Paris CD the most. It reminds me of my trip to Paris and the French countryside in 2006. Ironically, when we were there, we heard more American music than French music. Those cafes need the Putamayo Paris CD!! ~P.J.
02/04/2010 11:55:52 AM CST
Betty Abbott says ...
Thank You, for giving us Music of the world. One more way we can show how really alike we are. Music is the connection we all can appreciate.
02/04/2010 11:56:35 AM 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
Joetta Umla says ...
I like the Putumayo Samba Bossa Nova also. But I also use them when I entertain. I've had a Greek nite with rolled grape leaves from Whole Foods with a Greek salad and give out olive oil soap. The Greek Cd was great for that. I plan on doing something similar with the Asian and the Arabic using Moroccan food.
02/04/2010 12:18:05 PM CST
Emma says ...
I love Putumayo's various cds and the introduction they give me to various genres within cultures all around the world. My favorite would probably be Turkish Groove (my first Putumayo purchase) which I listen to almost every day. I'm a bellydancer and I love dancing to the middle eastern cds that Putumayo puts out. Furthermore, I think the numerous charities Putumayo has collaborated with are fatastic- I am amazed by all the great causes that are out there and I never thought of until I discovered them on the Putumayo page. Fellow dancers, performers, and musicians along with myself have collaborated for several shows to send money onto some of these fantastic charities. Rock on, Putumayo!
02/04/2010 12:21:10 PM CST
Jodi says ...
I like many of their albums but right now it would be the World Playground.
02/04/2010 12:41:58 PM CST
Connie Garrett says ...
Hi Dan! Thank you for your wonderful company; what a boon it is to music lovers everywhere. My problem is: EVERY Putumayo CD I've heard has been my favorite! That said, the Christmas CDs really provide a cross cultural experience that's an educational - and musical - surprise. Keep up the great work! Connie G.
02/04/2010 12:46:23 PM CST

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