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Ivy says ...
Love the international flavor!
02/03/2010 7:04:23 PM CST
Mary C says ...
Favorite: Andes music
02/03/2010 7:11:25 PM CST
Claire Ruf says ...
I have loved Zydeco music ever since I went with friends to the jazz fest in New Orleans. The second year we went was quite an adventure. Some friends bought a six-sleeper pontoon boat and started out in Chicago for a trip down the Mississippi to NO. They picked me up in St. Louis and six days later we arrived in NO in time for the Jazz Fest. We listened to some great music on the way down and of course at our destination. That was way back in 1988 and the memories always come back when I hear some great NO music.
02/03/2010 7:13:51 PM CST
Mary Beth says ...
Thank you for sharing free music and for introducting adults AND children to the music of the world.
02/03/2010 7:17:39 PM CST
linda says ...
PUTUMAYO is the best.....i love the caribbean and french music, the african music, the children's music......... it was an incredible idea to put the music out there like you have and i am grateful to be able to tell you in this little way how appreciative i am of what you have presented. it has changed and enriched my life more than i could ever say ... i love PUTUMAYO AND I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GIFTS ALL THE BEST
02/03/2010 7:27:18 PM CST
Miriam B. says ...
I like many of the Putamayo collections. One of my favorites is the Rough Guide to the Music of Portugal; on that CD I fell in love with Margarida Bessa's "Fala Da Mulher Sozinha," but it's all-around a fine CD.
02/03/2010 7:33:39 PM CST
Peggy says ...
I love the chance to try out new, different, non-mainstream sounds!
02/03/2010 7:40:16 PM CST
Goddess in the Groove says ...
I can't wait to hear it! Not only is New Orleans my favorite city in the world, I love Rhythm & Blues! My daughter is now learning to play the blues on the guitar :)... a wonderful opportunity to dig out my favorite blues CD's and enjoy them all over again. I am impressed with your CD's so far, I am sure this one will not leave me dissapointed! Thank you!
02/03/2010 7:40:21 PM CST
Chris says ...
These CD's have provided great exposure to world music and have been an invitation for me to exlpore varied cultures more deeply. They have even been the impetus for travel, dance,volunteerism and culinary experimentation! What a wonderful resource, education, and entertainment!
02/03/2010 7:42:20 PM CST
Adam says ...
The CDs from Putumayo are a great way to sample world music. My favorites, though, tend to be Celtic music. Just right for those moments when some reflection is needed.
02/03/2010 7:42:31 PM CST
Michael Coates says ...
I can highly recommend Putumayo. Latin Reggae and World Reggae are two I have that have expanded my musical world. And they're just two among several others. Enjoy the music indeed.
02/03/2010 7:46:00 PM CST
Romain says ...
I'm a big fan of Putumayo CDs. I especially like Paris Café and Music from the Coffee Lands.
02/03/2010 7:52:08 PM CST
John Z says ...
Bring on the margaritas
02/03/2010 7:54:11 PM CST
Vi says ...
I have a number of CDs, courtesy of Putomayo. I can't go by a display without trying out the latest! It's opened my eyes to all types of music. Love the lively tunes and the way some languages just roll across the tongue!
02/03/2010 7:54:39 PM CST
noreen says ...
Sahara Lounge, Arabic Groove i love a lot of your cds i take them in to school so the children can hear music from around the world.
02/03/2010 7:58:47 PM CST
chloe says ...
love the Jewish album. Learned the golden peacock song My parents had never heard it but the sound was right
02/03/2010 8:01:23 PM CST
HJ Hays says ...
Zydeco-amazing!
02/03/2010 8:16:27 PM CST
tye block says ...
I would love to check out this CD. Big music nut with a number of faves country rock, folk, latin and reggae.
02/03/2010 8:17:07 PM CST
Lizzie says ...
I love Putumayo! I have many Putumayo CD's, including African Groove, Dreamland, Gypsy Groove, Latin Lounge & World Reggae (which I am listening to as I write!). Putumayo is the next best thing to actually traveling and visiting all of these wonderful places, people, and cultures around our world. It is such a joy to have these mixes, which represent the colorful variety and sounds of our shared human experience, as well as everything that we all share in common--the joys of friendship and great music! And just as Putumayo is synonymous with World Music, Whole Foods is likewise synonymous with World Foods, bringing its customers, not only quality and wholesome locally grown foods and ingredients, but also the best foods and ingredients selected from the farthest reaches of the world, for us to experience at home. It may not be very practical for us to travel to Colombia or Bolivia for fair trade beans of pure, rich, raw rainforest cacao, jet to Madagascar for those aromatic bourbon vanilla beans and then zip over to the Island of Mauritius to pick up a bag of that deep, earthy Muscovado sugar that makes our homemade chocolate cakes sing--but we don't have to! That Whole Foods and Putumayo have formed this wonderful alliance is no surprise. That shared vision and vibe that has brought them together is what draws us, as fans, to them as well. Bless up, folks at Putumayo and Whole Foods! And keep stirrin' it up!
02/03/2010 8:17:24 PM CST
Deborah K. Ward says ...
My favorite world music is a Scottish CD by Bonnie Rideout called "Gim'e Elbow Room." These are marvelous tunes. The title song is about children, who call out for respect of their personal space -- their time, thoughts and feelings. A joy to share with family.
02/03/2010 8:18:26 PM CST
Janice Hamasaki says ...
I love Putamayo compilations. My favorite one is "Music From the Coffee Lands." Check it out!
02/03/2010 8:22:28 PM CST
Joyce says ...
I think my favorite so far has been the French Cafe CD; I would visit a tea house where that CD was often playing and it did so much for my mood, even on the greyest days! My twins love the Putumayo Kids CDs; the selections are always so lovely and approachable.
02/03/2010 8:23:24 PM CST
Oakley says ...
My favorite Putomayo CD is Arabic Groove. I dance in a bellydance company, and we have used every track on that cd to perform to! I'd love love love to see you produce more great Middle Eastern music! Thanks for the good times!
02/03/2010 8:24:35 PM CST
Pattie says ...
I don't know how I could ever choose only one that I love. I have many and enjoy listening to them frequently. I will tell you a story that I am sure you will appreciate. I work with cancer patients in a Radiation Oncology department. At a large university center where I used to work we often treated prisoners from the nearby Federal Prison. I would always play one of your CD's during a long session that would require the patient to be relaxed and still. My favorite at that time was the Celtic music. The prisoners often commented that they had never heard that kind of music before and would ask what it was because they felt calm and soothed while listening to it. Me too!
02/03/2010 8:30:04 PM CST
Vivienne Simon says ...
Favorite Putumayo cd? That's easy -- Blues around the world.
02/03/2010 8:31:04 PM CST

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