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Gifts that Groove: Putumayo Music + a Giveaway!

Read on for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo’s best-selling Café or Yoga collections, available in most Whole Foods Market Stores. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winners, Susan and Sonia!

When I was younger one of my favorite gifts was music, first as cassettes and then CDs. Music has always been in the background in my life, from singing in the car with the whole family to doing homework and now, to having a constant rhythm as I cook in the kitchen.

Early on I caught the bug for international music, but not knowing much about individual styles or artists, Putumayo has been a great resource for learning about new sounds. Their collections are always eclectic and family-friendly, and the careful curating means we will be sure to find a new favorite on each CD.

Putumayo’s latest releases, Café del Mundo and Yoga Lounge, continue the tradition with music that celebrates world artists. These comforting collections feature noted musicians that range from Senegalese brothers to LA-based underground DJs.

On Café del Mundo, the blend of music provides a relaxing backdrop to your day, with music from singer-songwriters like Julie Fowlis (parents will recognize her voice from the songs of the movie Brave) and Edith Piaf-inspired Katharine Mehrling.

Putumayo created Yoga Lounge with the help of a yoga instructor, and its gentle tones follow the arc of a yoga class. With rhythmic mantras, ambient guitar and modern spins on traditional music, this CD is perfect not only for yoga but also for easing into the day or as a pre-bedtime meditation.

Want to win some of Putumayo’s greatest hits? We’re giving away collections of their Café or Yoga CDs to two lucky winners chosen at random.

Whether you groove to the sounds of the world or revel in relaxation, a collection is a wonderful gift for you or friends.

For a chance to win, share your favorite place to listen to music and why in the comments section below!

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.