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Everett says ...
Thanks to magical voice Cesaria Evora, I keep coming back to Cape Verde. But I'm also a big, big fan of music from Mali and the surrounding regions. Or did id I say Celtic? Irish, Scottish, Breton, Cape Breton ... . Or was that Cajun? Zydeco, Creole, blues, soul, jazz, reggae. (Hmmm, I'm starting to suspect I'm unsure if I have a favorite music.)
02/04/2010 8:07:45 AM CST
Melissa says ...
I absolutely LOVE the Putumayo CD'S! I used to buy them in the coolest antique shop in Asheville, North Carolina. I have several of them, but have always considered "World Lounge" to be my personal favorite. It is like my own "Theme CD." It is the music that I turn to whether I am feeling bad or feeling good!
02/04/2010 8:11:05 AM CST
Laura Brown says ...
Although I am partial in my listening, I have special places in my heart for ethnic music and jazz. I think if more people listened to a wider variety of music, they would have a broader understanding of each other and the world. Music is definitely a language that transcends every other barrier and is a gift. Rhythm & Blues, along with jazz, is an American invention in the music world that too often is overlooked. Kudos for releasing this CD!
02/04/2010 8:13:15 AM CST
Gudrun Loglisci says ...
I like latin blues but also typical accordeon rhytms from Paris/France.
02/04/2010 8:18:32 AM CST
Arnette Storey says ...
It's always a great idea to support local artists and I can't wait to hear this.
02/04/2010 8:27:36 AM CST
Terry Bleakley says ...
Putumayo music helped me appreciate the tremendous diversity of world music.
02/04/2010 8:28:06 AM CST
Taysa says ...
I have a collection of the Putamayo CDs that I started buying when they were first released in the Putamayo Clothing store I shopped in New York...I love all the Brazilian ones but my favorite is the North African Groove....it is a wonderful mix that really sparked my interest in that part of the world and Rai music.
02/04/2010 8:31:57 AM CST
L. Ward says ...
Hi Dan, Thanks for the flashback...I actually worked in your store on Columbus Ave in NY from 1990-1991 & was witness to the wonderful effects (both mood & sales) that the "new" music/tape had on your customers & sales staff. I am intrigued to learn of the chain of events that brought such great music to my ears & have been meaning to contact you for a copy of the original tapes you played while I was there b/c one of the songs Crek Crek Crek (not sure is I'm spelling it correctly) is my absolute favorite & I haven't been able to find since. I can go on but will leave you with this...I do not have a "favorite" Putumayo CD per se just a memory of many old favorites as well as an exciting anticipation of the new releases. Best Rgrds, Lisa
02/04/2010 8:33:03 AM CST
L. Ward says ...
Hi Dan, Thanks for the flashback...I actually worked in your store on Columbus Ave in NY from 1990-1991 & was witness to the wonderful effects (both mood & sales) that the "new" music/tape had on your customers & sales staff. I am intrigued to learn of the chain of events that brought such great music to my ears & have been meaning to contact you for a copy of the original tapes you played while I was there b/c one of the songs Crek Crek Crek (not sure is I'm spelling it correctly) is my absolute favorite & I haven't been able to find since. I can go on but will leave you with this...I do not have a "favorite" Putumayo CD per se just a memory of many old favorites as well as an exciting anticipation of the new releases. Best Rgrds, L
02/04/2010 8:33:38 AM CST
Deborrah Daher says ...
My first was Putumayo Presents. I've since added Samba Bossa Nova and Rumba Flamenco to my collection. They're all great albums that keep me moving. I play them while I'm working - I'm an artist, and the music never lets me down. The wonderful rhythms and sounds of the percussion instruments keep the creativity flowing!
02/04/2010 8:36:26 AM CST
Jenna C. says ...
Our family loves so many different types of music, and all of the Putumayo CDs that we own! Right now, our favorite CD is World Playground, because it is upbeat and features a variety of music types.
02/04/2010 8:43:02 AM CST
Navin Jaffer says ...
I absolutely love all the Putamayo CDs. Their CDs are the only ones that both my daughter, who is 19, and I love listening to. I look forward to hearing the new Rhythm & Blues CD.
02/04/2010 8:43:55 AM CST
Steve B says ...
Music from India. What a trip. Fantastic!
02/04/2010 8:48:34 AM CST
T Moore says ...
Putumayo music is what I call "happy" music. I can't sit still when I'm listening to it. My favs include Latin Lounge, Latin Jazz, Women of Jazz. (BTW, it was hard to narrow this list.) My husband and I listen to our selections every Sunday morning: they lift our spirits and our appreciation of the world through the notes of music. Thanks for bringing the world to us through our speakers.
02/04/2010 9:02:42 AM CST
Robin Morgan says ...
The CD's open us up to a whole universe of sound that many of us have not yet explored! Thanks!
02/04/2010 9:06:24 AM CST
Jana says ...
I love Putumayo-my fav right now is the Salsa Around the World. Can't wait to hear this new one!
02/04/2010 9:13:51 AM CST
Susan H. says ...
The at-risk kids I work with love African Groove, as do I. When I'm home, getting the cleaning done I love to listen to Women of Spirit and I get to mentally travel somewhere else while the mundane gets done.
02/04/2010 9:14:46 AM CST
Gail says ...
I'm really enjoying the New Orleans collection I recently purchased. These cd's aare getting me in the mood for Mardi Gras.
02/04/2010 9:15:28 AM CST
Alyce says ...
We got the Dreamland CDs for our twins when they were born and they are wonderful for our evening bed time routine.
02/04/2010 9:25:51 AM CST
Anne says ...
I love the Brazilian music cd for children. My husband is from Brazil and we wanted to introduce our daughter to the music and not have to order cds from brazil. I was very impressed and my husband was familiar with most of the songs. She now knows a few of the songs by heart and is speaking more portuguese! Thanks
02/04/2010 9:26:49 AM CST
lacey says ...
Hi! One of my favorites is Braziilan Lounge. Keep up the good work and cant wait to hear more! If there any other place to get them besides wholefoods and online?
02/04/2010 9:27:53 AM CST
Shirley Abreu says ...
While I love listening to blues, African music is a big draw with me. From Afropop, Griot to djembe I'm mesmerized by the various areas. Artists like Angelique Kidjo, Konono No. 1, Youssou N'Dour Fela Futi, Ali Farka Touré
02/04/2010 9:28:30 AM CST
lacey says ...
Hi! Bravo. One of my favorites is Braziilan Lounge. Keep up the good work and cant wait to hear more! Is there any other place to get them besides whole foods and online?
02/04/2010 9:28:40 AM CST
Betty Mordecai says ...
I love this type music.
02/04/2010 9:40:13 AM CST
mn ziegler says ...
The music of Putumayo gently reminds me that there are peoples and cultures other than my limited surroundings. Thank you for bringing it my attention whenever I do something as simple as putting on a CD.
02/04/2010 9:48:42 AM CST

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