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: Putumayo World Music is pleased to present Mexico , a collection of compelling songs from a country whose musical culture is as diverse as its landscape. From the sones of Veracruz to the boleros of Oaxaca, Mexican music is both upbeat and poignant, and offers listeners a surprising array of traditional and contemporary sounds. There are ..
Features: Celtic music has long been known for both its danceable jigs and reels and its tranquil, beautiful melodies. For its latest release, Putumayo Kids focuses on the softer side of Celtic music, harvested from the rich musical traditions of Ireland, Scotland, eastern Canada and beyond. Celtic Dreamland features songs that are perfect for the ..
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..
The year-end Countdown Live concert is an annual tradition for Hamasaki Ayumi and her fans, snad 2013 was no exception. Once again, the Japanese pop queen performed three concerts in the National Yoyogi First Gymnasium in Tokyo. Now, catch the spectacular New Year's Eve concert on the concert's home video release! Featuring an electrifying performa..
Fusing rock and traditional Japanese instruments, Wagakki Band has been a huge hit since its debut in 2013, garnering millions of views on video-sharing sites with its innovative covers of vocaloid songs. Now, the band is releasing its first original song, Hanabi, a high-energy track that perfectly encapsulates the band's signature sound!
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 invites children of all ages on a fun and educational musical journey through Latin America with Latin Playground , a collection of upbeat songs by well- known artists from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and more. Putumayo's highly successful and critically acclaimed series of world music for kids has introduced children to w..
M.C The Max returns after a long hiatus with their seventh album Unveiling. The title song Wind That Blows, a traditional ballad highlighting the trio's beautiful voices, has been topping digital charts. The members also participated in the songwriting of multiple tracks on the album. The album includes a second disc of live recordings.
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..
A new annual tradition for AKB48, the popular idol group was back in the Tokyo Dome City on December 17, 2013 for the third AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen! Once again, the group is split into two factions red and white for an epic musical battle on stage. In addition to the show, the third Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen home video release also includes..
Features: In the case of most trends, what is old becomes new again. Your grandmother's pearls show up on today's supermodels; her favorite crooner reappears decades later as the toast of the town. Even in Paris - the city that's always en vogue - this phenomenon occurs time and again. The Paris of your grandmother's time was alive with the songs o..
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: Putumayo World Music continues its exploration of new directions in world music with African Groove , a collection of cutting-edge African music that highlights the ways modern styles have fused with African traditions. African Groove features musicians from Africa who experiment with hip-hop, remixing and electronic programming as well a..
Features: Women have always played an essential role in the preservation of African culture. From lullabies sung to sleepy children to chants of celebration, women are important bearers of tradition. Unlike some areas in the world where females are discouraged from taking part in public musical performance, in sub-Saharan Africa, music is an essent..
Features: Putumayo continues its exploration of new directions in world music with Asian Groove , a collection of contemporary songs that owe as much to Bollywood (Indian) film music as they do classic funk, reggae, hip-hop, and electronica. Asian Groove features the latest flavors in bhangra , Indian pop, and cross-cultural fusions that blend East..
Prolific songstress Timi Zhuo returns with new album My Dear! Combining elements of baroque pop, folk rock and traditional Chinese music with her signature easy-listening style, Timi's new album makes a soft and delightful listen for music fans of all ages.
In what has become an annual tradition, Domoto Tsuyoshi returned to Kyoto s Heian Shrine in September 2012 for his third concert there. Once again, Tsuyoshi asked film director Tsutsumi Yukihiko to capture the concert and turn it into a documentary film. In addition to the songs from the concert, the Hi To Tsu documentary also includes off shot foo..
Features: Over the years, the traditional music of the world's Celtic regions has been woven into the fabric of contemporary music and culture around the world. Songs and melodies of Celtic antiquity from Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton (on the east coast of Canada) have become an integral part of the soundtrack for the 21st Century. Talented mul..
Features: The fascinating global journey of jazz is one of music's most remarkable stories. Jazz Around the World showcases the powerful influence of jazz on musicians across the globe. Featuring both well established and newer artists performing extraordinary covers and originals, this collection incorporates a wide range of rhythms, instruments a..