Features: One cannot overstate the influence Africa has had on music of the world. Jazz, blues, rock and roll, gospel, salsa , samba , funk, hip-hop, reggae, zydeco, zouk - the list of genres which have roots in African music is endless. Africa is home to a myriad of styles, and it remains one of the most creative places for music on the planet. Tr..
Features: Putumayo presents Rumba Flamenco , a collection of upbeat music with influences from Spanish flamenco, salsa, and pop. Popularized worldwide by the Gipsy Kings, rumba flamenco (also known as gypsy rumba) is a blend of flamenco with Afro-Cuban rhythms. Rumba Flamenco brings attention to some of the many artists who share the same musical t..
Now an annual tradition, AKB48 kicks off their summer early with Manatsu no Sounds Good, their 2012 summer single! Fitting with the season of the sun, Manatsu no Sounds Good is another pleasant, cheerful tune from Japan's most popular idol group. Released a month before the 2012 AKB48 Senbatsu Election, all copies of the single includes a serial nu..
Features: Italia features well-known singer-songwriters Giorgio Conte and Gianmaria Testa , who combine poetry and humor with stirring melodies and lovingly crafted compositions. Simone Lo Porto , Alessandro Pitoni , Alessandro Mannarino and Rossomalpelo frontman Serge Gaggiotti are all representatives of the contemporary Italian singer-songwriter ..
True to its title, Feast of the Gods serves up mouthwatering assortments of traditional Korean food, not to mention heart-tugging romance. Starring Sung Yu Ri, Lee Sang Woo, Joo Sang Wook, and Seo Hyun Jin, the MBC drama revolves around the chefs at a traditional restaurant that specializes in royal cuisine. The soundtrack for Feast of Gods include..
Renowned K-Drama producer and director Yoon Suk Ho lifted the Korean Wave to new heights in the early oughties with his Four Season series of Autumn in My Heart, Winter Sonata, Summer Scent, and Spring Waltz. He brings back the pure love melodrama in 2012 with the KBS drama Love Rain. Set in the seventies and the present day, the series tells a hea..
Features: Acoustic Arabia , Putumayo turns its attention to the subtler, more organic music of the Arabic world inspired by the region's traditional music. Featuring stripped-down arrangements and a soft, introspective quality, the songs on this collection highlight the fundamental beauty of Arabic music. Acoustic Arabia features an intriguing rost..
Features: African Reggae features selections by outstanding African musicians who have built upon Jamaica's golden age of reggae in the 1960s and 1970s by weaving together traditional and modern sounds into a vibrant musical fabric. When reggae evolved from ska after Jamaica's independence in 1963, it quickly dropped its seeds in Africa, the true..
Features: After the chaos and destruction of World War II and the conservative musical environment Italian leaders promoted, the Italian public was ready for a more relaxed sound. Jazz, swing and boogie-woogie were achieving worldwide popularity and, in Italy, merged with the Italian crooner tradition. The musical rebirth of the 1950s and '60s was ..
An annual Johnny's Entertainment tradition, Summary is back for its 2012 edition, and Hey! Say! Jump! has passed the job of headline act to A.B.C-Z! Check out the group's spectacular stage performance at Tokyo Dome City Hall which includes flying acrobatic acts on the show's DVD release. See what new magic A.B.C-Z brings to the stage with the l..
Since the initial batch of her Magic release has breached the extraordinary mark of 250,000 sold copies, Jolin has especially launched this special deluxe version which offers a DVD with 11 MV clips & 'Jolin's Complete Graduation Record' all in order to thank her supporting fans! Super talent Jolin has been modelled after the image of a mega sta..
Features: In 2005, Putumayo's head of A&R, Jacob Edgar traveled to Istanbul to immerse himself in Turkey's culture and discover its music. Though its cities are filled with the ancient architecture of its long history, Turkey is considered one of the most modern Muslim countries in the world. This cultural juxtaposition is most evident in Turkey's ..
All four of Dong Bang Shin Ki's Japanese single releases in 2008 shot to the top of the Oricon charts, setting a new Oricon record for #1 singles by overseas artists. Not slowing down their productivity, the quintet launches their first release of 2009, a triple A-sided single. The ballad Bolero is based on traditional Spanish dance rhythms and als..
Features: Asia is the world's largest continent and is home to many different cultures and traditions. But no matter what the country or language, parents all across the continent must find ways to get their children to sleep each night. A new release from Putumayo Kids, Asian Dreamland , offers soothing and musically intriguing songs from countrie..
Lee Jun Ki makes his post-army comeback in the MBC fantasy period drama Arang and the Magistrate based on the famous Korean folk tale. The popular actor stars as a young magistrate who can see ghosts, while Shin Min Ah trades in her gumiho tails to play a ghost, maiden spirit Arang, who enlists Lee's magistrate to help her find her past. OST quee..
Go on the road again with Koda Kumi! Now a yearly tradition, the pop diva is offering a brand-new set of remix songs for your driving pleasure with Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 5. The fifth installment of the hit series chains 15 Koda Kumi hits including Go to the Top, Koishikute and Ai no Kotoba together into one hour-long nonstop remix.
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Unlike traditional music group, Johnny's group A.B.C Z releases their singles in DVD format. Six months after their number one single Zutto Love, the boys are back with their third DVD single Twinkle Twinkle A.B.C Z! The song is a sweet dance ballad that compares love to a bright shining star. In addition to the song's music video, the DVD release ..
Features: Putumayo Kids presents Hawaiian Playground , a lively collection that explores the playful side of Hawaii's musical offerings. With selections featuring the sounds of ukuleles, steel guitars and harmonious vocals, this album is as colorful as the islands which inspired it. The Hawaiian people have inhabited the islands for centuries and t..
Features: Putumayo joins in the 400th Anniversary celebration of one of the world's most fascinating and beautiful cities with the new release Quebec . This collection features an array of Quebecois songs ranging from traditional folk to contemporary singer-songwriters, and even includes a song by a Native Canadian artist singing in the rare Montag..