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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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Diana says …

It's very hard to pick...La cumbia always makes me want to swing my hips and mambo always puts me in a good mood. I am a very good salsa dancer (or at least I like to think so) and the tango steals my heart away with it's sensuous tones. I get it now: latin music is just about feeling good, happy and free!

George Oakley says …

Give me the merengue every time. If you don’t move when you hear the merengue, there must be something wrong with you.

Kimberly says …

I love timba! Cuban salsa!

Ron Miller says …

tango

Sandra Abel says …

Salsa, baby! Hot Hot Hot!!

Elizabeth says …

I love the innovation and surprise in Brazilian Tropicalia.

DIane says …

Cubano!

Jeanine says …

I love the Putumayo CDs and the great mix of Latin and world music on them. I'm excited to hear that there is a new CD coming out with rumba, mambo and cha cha cha not only from bands from Latin American countries but also bands from Scotland, Belgium, France and Russia!!!

Isabel says …

Love their CDs. Dancing is the best workout. You really feel alive...MOVE THOSE HIPS!!!!

Megan Le says …

I am partial to cumbia because it reminds me of my days in Costa Rica, dancing the night away with the locals! And just WHY do I love Latin music so much!?!? Well because it is... L- Luring A- Addictive T- Timeless I- Inspiring N- Never ending M- Moving U- Unique S- Seductive I- Invigorating C- Classic

Bonita J Benson says …

Where is the tango? While the rumba, etc are good the tango is my favorite.

SARAH WOODS says …

PERFECT WIN IF WANTING TO PRACTICE DANCING WITH THE STARS; ESPECIALLY THE RUMBA

Ashley says …

Love it all. I took a cooking class on Cinco de Mayo at the Whole Foods in Johns Creek, GA. They were playing some great music, and told me that it was yours!

Karol says …

What a great way to burn calories - dancing to great music.

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