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Rumba, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha

THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER AND WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER SHORTLY. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS! Read on to enter to win a 12-CD set from Putumayo’s Latin Collection. Dan Storper is the CEO and Founder of Putumayo World Music. As a young kid growing up in the 1950s, I remember watching my parents and their friends dancing the mambo and cha cha cha. While these weren’t styles they’d grown up with, it was easy to see the joy the music brought them. By the time Desi Arnaz aka “Rickie Ricardo” of I Love Lucy fame arrived on TV, these styles had become global phenomena and were being danced in every corner of the world. Fast forward to today and they’ve made a powerful comeback on TV dance shows and in dance studios and night clubs from Austin to Aberdeen. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Putumayo’s new release, Rumba, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha, demonstrates the universal and lasting appeal of this retro-flavored music. And, since it provided the mellower underpinnings of the salsa boom that occurred a couple of decades later, it has similar appeal that brought global acclaim to the  Buena Vista Social Club artists. As an indication of the music’s global popularity, this collection not only features several groups from Cuba, but also Latin bands from Scotland, Belgium, France and Russia. Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha is now available in many Whole Foods Market stores along with other Putumayo Latin and international CD collections. So, what’s your favorite Latin music style? Leave a comment below by May 4th for a chance to win a 12-CD collection from our Latin series. THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER AND WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER SHORTLY. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!

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Perri says …

My favorite Latin music style is anything that gets me dancing.

Clara says …

I would love to win this collection, as I love all types of Latin music! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue says …

I don't have much experience with Latin music but my college daughter just loves it. She just went to Peru for 3 weeks to immerse herself in the culture. She lived with a Peruvan family while taking Spanish and experiencing the culture from cooking to dancing. She loves the Spanish language and is learning all she can to become bilingual. She started taking Zumba's classes just because of the music. These CD's would be a great gift for her.

Erin says …

Latin jazz...Getz & Gilberto.

Anne says …

I love all latin music Zumba is a great way to burn calories and have fun!

ian says …

Cuban Salsa gets the juices going...

Nicole Aleman says …

What's playing

Kathy says …

Salsa rocks....We have a group that tries to get out and dance at least once a month....the music and vibe of pals getting together can't be beat!!!!

Morena says …

I like to listen to all styles of latin music and to dance to all of them ...... in my living room, especially to the beat of a cumbia!

Vilma Ramos says …

I love listining to Brazilian Jazz. It helps me escape from the fast paced american life!

Pat says …

My favorite today is salsa.

Zubayda says …

I don't favor any particular type of Latin music, all of it makes me move. I do like Latin influenced jazz. One of my favorite jazz musicians is Marc Antoine.

TIA says …

PUTAMAYO "PRESENTS NEW ORLEANS" IS REALLY FANTASTIC,TOO. DANCE TO THE RYTHUMS. AND, KEEP THE BEAT ALIVE.

Meredith Pendleton says …

Reggaeton! OMG, I LOVE REGGAETON!

Carol Robinson says …

Love using Putamayo CDs in my classroom and in my car.

Joanne Paige says …

I love Merengue

Tom says …

Cha, Cha, Cha!

lee says …

Rumba! But I love them all!

Betsy says …

Love it all! If it's Cuban, and if it's by Eliades Ochoa, I love it even more.

Kathy says …

Feel the heat with salsa salsa!!

Carol M says …

Cha Cha Cha! I smile at the memories of my parents learning this dance at their dance club. I was included in the practice and for a young teen girl, this was heaven. You can't listen to this music without moving and smiling. I'd love to win this collection!

Elise says …

This type of music always reminds me to stop and dance. I think it reminds us that our bodies are something we take for granted and we deserve to indulge ourselves with brief moments of Latin rhythm.

Elise says …

My favorite of these dances has to be Mamba. I first got to experience this dance under the stars at a Latin music festival where it was taught to me by a friend. The rhythm is infectious and completely uplifts your mood. It would be a treasure to have these songs at my fingertips for those moments where the world needs to slip away and rhythm needs to slip in.

Diana says …

I love Putomayo's records! I've listened to a lot of different Latin music, but my favorite are the older, more traditional styles.

Angela says …

Not sure what style it is but Buena Vista Social Club is an incredible album - lots of artists! It'd be nice to add a new set of CDs to the usual repetoire. :)

Bonnie says …

Love Kumbiya and cha cha cha. I would also love this cd collection.

Eduardo Abundiz says …

I love Mariachi / Ranchera!! The music is so romantic! My wife loved when I had some play for her at a birthday party! I've been buying Putumayo’s records, clothing and cards, since the 70's!! Love 'em!! I was listening to sample tracks of Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha ...fantastic groove!

Samantha Sophia says …

Fav latin music style? That is a hard one because I love it all! The flavor, passion, and culture make it something that is always worth having on my music player!

Rebecca says …

My favorite is samba. I am a drummer, and I continue to be amazed at people who can effectively play samba. It is fast and intense yet has a feel of being laid back and calm. I absolutely love to listen to it, though I have never learned to play it . . . and I have not played drums in years. But it still mesmerizes me.

Antonio Minuta says …

I love Putumayo and I love all latin music. I love bachata specially what they are doing with it mashing it up with reggae, hip-hop, and soul. Antonio

sarah says …

Definitely the cha cha. First learned how to dance the cha cha in college. It was fun and kind of awkward!

Angel Garcia says …

Salsa and Rumba! The true essence to my soul.

Jennifer says …

I am a music enthusiast and enjoy listening to Putamayo compilations. Please pick me!!! I would love to add this to my collection and get my Latin 'ON'.

Elizabeth says …

Latin music is always part of our Friday Night Dance at home. We put on a variety of music and the kids and I dance through the house - and outside in nice weather. They LOVE to salsa!

Becky says …

The Cha Cha.......Love all the Putumayo music:)

bagwill says …

I love Latin music, and hope I can win!! Obrigado Neide

Mary says …

I love Latin music especially jazz. On Tuesdays I go see a Latin band at my local brewpub. During break I run over to the house where some other friends with a Latin jazz band have rehearsal and coax them out to join the other band in a jam. Then we dance. Life is good. So are Putumayo CDs.

Janice Ann says …

If music be the food of love, play on! Is there a sexier style of music than this? Don't THINK so! I have to get this album.

Clodine says …

Inspired by the music, I am determined to learn how to SALSA. What better way to counter the effects of much sitting to work on a computer by day?

Paloma says …

My favorite type of Latin style music is Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz. They capture the essence and roots of what Latin music came from

Alicia says …

Any latin style music where you can shake your dumpa (what my polish mother called it)~ alicia

Situ says …

salsa all the way! I hope to get better at it with some of Putumayo's CDs.......

Ivana says …

I love Cuban Music ever since I bought the Buena Vista Social Club CD - a must have compliation of all the latin jazz old school artists

Joe Lester says …

Cumbia

Sasha says …

I love all of the styles. I love to put different styles of music on for the kids and watch them dance around!

Tina Pruitt says …

I love all the dances, but if I had to chose, it would be the Cha Cha Cha!! Even the name makes me smile! Thanks for great music and a great contest! xo, Tina

Abbe says …

Latin music is contagious and makes you want to move - as I learned a bazillion years ago when, in junior high, I was sent to ballroom dancing classes with Miss Bloom and Mr. Nagy - I can't believe I can still remember their names!

Deirdre says …

My little girl is 5 years old now and we have been dancing to Latin music - especially a Putamayo collection "Latin Grove" that has contemporary mixes. Many fun nights of pushing aside the furniture and dancing our stuff out! It would be fun to win and find out more about the styles that we like to dance to. Thanks!

mary gallo says …

Something I can really dance to. Something retro. Something that makes me happy when I hear it. Thanks for sponsoring this awesome contest.

Pammy V says …

My daughter & I LOVE all kinds of Latin music! It's impossible to sit still when you hear Latin grooves! Last New Year's I took my 8yo to a street concert in Tucson where she danced non-stop to Latin music for two hours -- and I thought she hated "exercise", LOL! Apparently not if a Latin beat is involved!!! :)

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