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Music of the Andes

Read on for a chance to win Putumayo’s best-selling Music of the Andes CD, available in most Whole Foods Market Stores. Dan Storper is the CEO and founder of Putumayo World Music.

Putumayo brings world cultures right into your living room through music.

We continue our 20th anniversary celebration with Music of the Andes, a collection of enchanting music celebrating the company’s Latin American roots.

Traditional Andean music offers an aural connection to the pre-Columbian era, when this vast mountainous region was populated by indigenous cultures. The Andean music of today owes its richness to the instruments, rhythms and genres that evolved there over centuries.

Many of the songs featured on Music of the Andes incorporate native instruments, such as the siku, a bamboo panpipe, which brings haunting sounds to modern melodies.

Music of the Andes features a regional recipe for Mazamorra de Quinoa, (Quinoa Pudding), a cousin of rice pudding flavored with cinnamon, lime and vanilla. Put a pot on to simmer while you dance to these inspiring songs.

Plus, 1% of Putumayo’s sales will be contributed to Whole Planet Foundation® in support of their microcredit initiatives in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and around the world.

Are you ready to explore the music of the Andes? Let us know your experiences with the music of indigenous South American cultures for a chance to win!

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends June 18, 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.