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Paivi Lohikoski says ...
I love Putumayo records! I´ve got five cd`s and I´ll definitely get more. Not many people in Finland know yet about this record label, but I´m certainly spreading the message here :-) My favourite albums are Espana, Women of Jazz, World Lounge and Acoustic Brazil, or Music from the Coffee Lands. My two daughters (3,5 and 2 years) love to dance to this music also! We would love to get the newest Rhytm and Blues! Love Paivi
02/01/2010 1:35:32 PM CST
maureen tjoflat says ...
Putumayo Music has been a great resource making music from around the world so accessible. My family has a number of recordings, including one of my favorites the Celtic CD's. I also love the World Music CD and curriculum with Passport Journals---it's a favorite of my middle school music students!!
01/31/2010 9:23:27 AM CST
denise petersen says ...
I love Women's Work, and my son would never have learned the Bongo Bongo song if it weren't for the first World Playground! I sold Putumayo cd's in my coffee shop in Marin County in the late '90's and love them to this day. I miss the clothing stores, though!
01/31/2010 11:46:52 AM CST
Baba Ken Okulolo says ...
Want to listen to the World through music that makes you feel good inside out? Turn your ears to Putumayo world music catalog. I own most of their releases and had enjoyed listening/dancing to them, including one of mine "The Super Sawwale Collections" by (Kotoja), as the first of their market test-release. It did great, thereby openning the door for others to follow. Thanks Dan for your insight and curiosity in decovery new music of the world; parked with so much power to heal people's mind, body and spirit. Keep on searching.
02/14/2010 12:20:24 AM CST
Mindy Klowden says ...
I love the Jewish Odyssey. I feel like it has helped connect me to my roots, and inspired me to seek out other klezmer, israeli and traditional hebrew music. I play the whole CD every year at my annual hannukah party too!
02/05/2010 6:27:38 PM CST
Sonia Gutierrez says ...
My personal favorite is Sahara Lounge. It's very soothing. The CD was playing in the background in the store I was visiting and bought it right there and then. I immediately opened it and played in my car when I left to see if the rest of the CD was as good as what I heard in the store and was not disappointed.
02/05/2010 7:50:57 PM CST
roberta cirocco says ...
Wow the blending of things or threads in my past. The new CD is music I listened to in younger years, but over time I have owned several "international music" tapes, cds - even a Putumayo - Whole foods since its inception along with a few of its competitors over the years. My current international is "Anouar Brahem's Le pas du chat noir". My current WF's favs - tuna salads and cole slaws. Common threads across the world food and music let us all come together at the table.
02/06/2010 6:54:18 AM CST
kevin card says ...
Dear Sir, my favorite cd is "New Orleans". This is because of the diverse musicans and songs mixed in together. Just like the city. I know you can't put on the cd every current artists, but the older artists are just as good as the current market. This allows the "sound bite" public to know that good music existed before they were born. Music from the 1920's to the 1980's were great too. I loved good music from anywhere. Thanks for allowing me to sound off on this note.
02/06/2010 9:05:36 AM CST
Jill says ...
I have always wanted to go to New Orleans to hear the live music! This cd might be my inspiration.
02/07/2010 8:40:15 AM CST
Kara says ...
My favorite Putumayo CD is my first one, World Reggae. My boyfriend/future husband bought it for me as a gift soon after we met, and anytime I listen to it, it transcends me back to those first weeks of a new romance. I never grow tired of it. Practice yoga to it. Chill out to it. See the world through it.
02/07/2010 9:24:09 AM CST
Roy Wittstruck says ...
For most of my life, my musical tastes were limited to rock and blues. And while I couldn't sing like Elvis, (yes, I'm dating myself), I did learn to play the guitar well enough to play in several rock bands over the years. While vacationing in the Bahamas several years ago, my wife and I were exposed to Reggae. With that infectious rhythm plugging away in our minds, we felt that there had to be a way to join Reggae with our current music, which was Gospel. Our band director, a youthful and very talented musician himself, was excited by the project. In less than a month, a fairly conservative congregation was witness to a Reggae version of "Walk By Faith"..............and loved it! The point being that music, in whatever form, from Bach to the Beatles and all combinations in between, can lift the heart and soul. Expand the music in your life and you will expand your life in music.
02/06/2010 9:09:46 AM CST
Brad Kuklinski says ...
Sunday evenings on the deck with Clinton Thomas as the Dub master giving us all sweet Reggae music. Then the adventure begins around the globe with the Putaymaya world music program. I share it with the neighbors and they all enjoys leaning over the bushes to cath a tune from Brasil, Ethiopia , Jamaica, or New Orleans. We have a great night and a real nice way to finish up the weekend. We listen on WTMD out of Towsen Md.Keep exploring I love it! Brad K. Annapolis Md.
02/06/2010 9:18:35 AM CST
Frank Hajdu says ...
Wonderful music enjoyed by the whole family. Celtic Crossroads gets us going on overcast days!
02/06/2010 10:28:55 AM CST
Nancy says ...
Bravo, Dan! Your dream realized is a wonderful gift to the world! How I wish the Putumayo resources and great website had existed when I was teaching school music -- perfect seed for multi-subject lifelong learning. I'll be purchasing the Caribbean samplers (thanks for donating the receipts to the Red Cross for Haiti) and I'm looking forward to the future release of Rhythm and Blues.
02/06/2010 1:19:51 PM CST
Karen says ...
I love the Paris Cafe CD -- it instantly transports me to another world where I want to be. Beautiful, relaxing, soothing.
02/06/2010 2:42:03 PM CST
Rebecca says ...
LOVE Putumayo Kids! It makes my daughter's music selection very enjoyable!
02/06/2010 3:21:47 PM CST
Mary Kay Powers says ...
I enjoyed music from the Putumayo music from the coffee lands--it's an eclectic mix of lively, upbeat music.
02/07/2010 8:49:13 PM CST
Kris Hamilton says ...
I have listened to many Putumayo CD's & I own 2 of them. My favotire Putumayo is the Wrold Reggae one! :-) It's the best music to have at a party & make everyone dance! It has great reggae from all around the world. It's what I like to call feel good music! Best thing is no one really knows who or what it is. So, people always asking me who this is & I get to tell them about Putumayo & the music! Great way to start a conversation & connect with others. Thanks for all the wonderful ways to enjoy this music!!
02/08/2010 1:28:04 AM CST
Kim D says ...
This music really looks interesting; I have not heard of your company before seeing it online on the Whole Foods newsletter. Is there a website?
02/08/2010 12:16:59 PM CST
Kim says ...
I love the CDs - it's a great way to learn about music from areas I might not have considered.
01/31/2010 7:36:47 AM CST
Nancy says ...
Putumayo is an incredible social enterprise! I think world music is key to cross-cultural reconciliation. If we can begin to appreciate another culture's music and food, we can appreciate and respect the people of that culture. My favorite world music group is from southeastern Uganda and is called Kinobe and Soul Beat Africa. Check them out: http://www.kinobemusic.com/
01/31/2010 7:43:19 AM CST
Alexandre L'Eveille says ...
I love to see the common threads among musicians around the world. One of my favorite world music initiatives is playingforchange.org.
02/04/2010 7:55:59 AM CST
Karen Stewart says ...
Would love to hear this beautiful music. Thank You.
02/04/2010 7:56:04 AM CST
Laurie Grossman says ...
Love them all, and it is so hard to select one...One World is the one that I listen to the most. I have been having a great time turning my friends on to the music.
02/04/2010 7:57:37 AM CST
Jennifer Jordan says ...
It is because of the Putomayo CDs that I mastered my 2nd CD with Emily Lazar at The Lodge in NY, the same place Putomayo uses. The sound quality is spectacular, something we musicians value greatly. I own a few African CDs (including the one with all women which I LOVE), blues series, and bought the kid blues one for my nephew (love Taj Mahal!). Thank you for the sounds!
02/04/2010 7:58:35 AM CST

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