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Cate deCossy says ...
By playing soccer with my son, and buying him a new soccer jersey! He's crazy about playing soccer (he's 4)! We also LOVE music. We go to many free concerts in the Santa Cruz area. My son has been wanting the Putamayo South African CD-it would be so cool to win the set!!! I love African music.
06/16/2010 11:07:42 PM CDT
Cherrie says ...
Hurrah for South Africa, soccer, and Putumayo music! Check out Acoustic Africa too - unbelievable - perfect to wake up to, or relax with and everything in between.
06/16/2010 11:09:39 PM CDT
Jeni says ...
I will be celebrating the World Cup in South Africa with the rest of the world...it's amazing to think a game can cross all racial, social, economical barriers...just like music and art like this does every day across the world. What a beautiful thing to see every color of the rainbow in the stands and on the field! And to think, I don't really even like soccer! LOL
06/16/2010 11:12:40 PM CDT
Tanya Drake says ...
Our family enjoys watching the world cup together! We love all things international and while watching international teams play or listening to international music, we imagine being in the country and make sure we learn something new about that country(ies). Thank you for this opportunity!
06/16/2010 11:35:02 PM CDT
Virginia Schwicker says ...
I plan on watching the World Cup at a local pub, George and Dragon in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. I am a big fan of World Music as well as a soccer fan and played the sport when I was a teenager in High School. I liked the music on the download and would love to have the collection. Thank you!
06/17/2010 12:36:59 AM CDT
jane diederich says ...
What a wonderful exposure to the sounds of Africa. So many of us think of black music as rap. Or some might go so far as to "crap". Well, these ole ears really enjoyed this true example of music from so far away. Thanks!
06/17/2010 12:57:35 AM CDT
Gregory Gagnon says ...
Putumayo music has been a big part of my musical CD collection. Always interesting, music and musicians I might never have heard except for these carefully selected recordings, thank you.
06/17/2010 1:02:31 AM CDT
Carolyn says ...
This song is great! I would love to listen to songs like this while cleaning, cooking, or even just relaxing. I am trying to get a glimpse of The World Cup any moment I can!
06/17/2010 1:30:34 AM CDT
Carole says ...
I enjoy international music and have many of the Putamayo CDs. I'm enjoying the World Cup with friends, food, music, and fun. Thanks for this opportunity.
06/17/2010 2:00:09 AM CDT
Alex says ...
Music, just like the World Cup soccer now and Mandela's inspiration in the Rugby World Cup of '95, has that magic ability to unify people, bringing together those of all different backgrounds to share in a moment, and hopefully those moments grow & grow...
06/17/2010 2:30:03 AM CDT
Shelley Quezada says ...
I am teaching college students this summer and I love to use the Putuamayo Music before each class. About ten minutes before our class begins I pop one of the CDs into my computer and begin to play. Gradually people quiet down and listen. It is a great way to calm down the students and to get them to focus on the tasks at hand. Invariably someone asks me, where did you get that cool music?
06/17/2010 3:51:46 AM CDT
Andrea says ...
Even though I'm not much of a sports fan, I do love parties. And music. Especially world music. Watching soccer makes everyone want to celebrate, even if their team isn't winning. So thats what I'll be doing. Celebrating. Listening to music. Watching soccer. And perhaps a little dancing after someone scores a goal ;)
06/17/2010 6:07:54 AM CDT
chloe says ...
our parents were collecting international music before WWII.Dad's last purchase was a Crosby LP player for the collection. I inherited Robeson (Spanish, Russian, Yiddish, etc.); Bikel (at least 12 languages), Gooding (up to 16), Marais & Miranda (Afrikaans, etc.)-you get the picture. As a result when we visited Montreal, French was just another way of communicating (rather than a FOREIGN language) Technically this might be called immersion, but considering the prevalence of iPods, World Music has a phenomenal opportunity for cultural enrichment which tends to break down barriers. Our favorite Putamayo CD has 'the golden peacock' which it would have been wonderful to hear our grandparents sing. Last World Cup we were traveling on a Friday afternoon & watching shops close because customers were detracting from the TV. Our daughter plays soccer so we need to watch silently (with Superbowl quantities of 'nourishment'. Wish recipes came with the CD's
06/17/2010 6:12:19 AM CDT
Stef says ...
I adore Putumayo, and would love to win the CD collection. Thank you for providing the opportunity! My fingers are crossed. :) Stef
06/17/2010 6:40:32 AM CDT
Deanne says ...
I love world music and really enjoy the Putumayo collection. I own a few of the CDs and particularly like the Acoustic Arabia. I usually play the one that creates the ambience for the type of food I'm cooking. My college-aged daughter is a huge fan of the World Cup and we've been watching and rooting for our favorite team(s). This download is a great one and I would love to add the Africa set to expand my collection.
06/17/2010 7:25:56 AM CDT
Lynn Colvin says ...
I will dance around my kitchen as I make up snacks for my family to enjoy while watching the games, using local ingredients and lots of passion!
06/17/2010 7:27:24 AM CDT
Beth says ...
I think of the World Cup like I do the Olympics. Even though soccer isn't as popular in the US, it is a time to really be proud of our country and the freedom we stand for. Plus it is a time to embrace other cultures since we do live in one big global community. Music is a great way to unite people!
06/17/2010 7:38:21 AM CDT
Sandra says ...
Listening to the Putumayo African collection would be a great addition to the ambiance of our World Cup experience. Kids are glued to the TV as they love playing soccer!
06/17/2010 7:44:42 AM CDT
Victoria says ...
Putumayo music is just incredible. My 2 year old baby-girl dances to it and my 78 year old aunt dances to it. I love Putumayo music, a great cup of coffee - ahhhh, pure bliss!
06/17/2010 7:45:31 AM CDT
Audrey Mbani says ...
I love Putumayo World Music. I began listening to it when I was living in New York. Having lived in West Africa, listening to the music always brings back very pleasant memories of that time in my life. I also love how buying their music gives money toward a good cause. I would love to win this set because I would play the music ALL THE TIME!!!
06/17/2010 7:51:04 AM CDT
Suzette says ...
I will be celebrating the world cup by being glued to the tv with my husband every evening cheering on our favorite African teams. Whoo hooo!
06/17/2010 7:51:14 AM CDT
Deb says ...
vuvuzela concert!! well, they will be playing in the background as we watch the games, celebrate my son's graduation, and have a family and friends reunion. love world music -- am a big percussion fan.
06/17/2010 7:53:51 AM CDT
John says ...
As I have recovered over the years from several surgeries, I have been fortunate to listen to the World Music release by Putumayo. This is a great experience and would really enjoy the opportunity to hear the World Cup Music.
06/17/2010 7:56:21 AM CDT
Leigh Sanders says ...
This is the first World Cup that I have ever paid attention to....(and I have been around awhile)I have decided to become more worldly about Sports due to my future ESL career so that I can connect with many of my students.
06/17/2010 8:02:20 AM CDT
Rhonda says ...
Thank you for such an uplifting song, and being such an inspiration to young musicians everywhere! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
06/17/2010 8:03:04 AM CDT

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