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: The music on this CD offers just a taste of the Brazilian musical feast. Some of the artists are huge stars in Brazil. Others are little known. The title of this collection, Brasileiro , means simply Brazilian. It is a tribute to a people whose musical passion and creativity are unsurpassed. Music is more than just entertainment in Brazil..
Features: Every so often, an album comes along that reminds us why we are so moved by song: the melody, the rhythm, and the message. Putumayo has presented a variety of world music CDs, but African music has been the consistent heart and soul of its offerings. Putumayo World Music is pleased to present Acoustic Africa , a captivating collection sho..
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..
Features: Coffee has always had romantic resonance. Cowboys and vaqueros crouched by campfires on tiptoe, squinting into the smoke and cradling a tin cup of range brew. Humphrey Bogart's droopy eyes peering over a steaming cup of Java in Casablanca. Sensationalistic photos of beatniks in dark basements, dressed in black reading poetry, listening to..
Features: Legends and rising stars of Greek music perform lively and haunting songs that connect the ancient and modern worlds Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations and is renowned for its rich history, art, architecture, literature and philosophy. However, few outside of Greece are familiar with its vibrant music. Includin..
Features: Putumayo Presents Mississippi Blues , a musical journey down the Mississippi, from Memphis to New Orleans. The blues was born on the fertile soil that lines the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Mississippi Blues includes artists who were born and raised near the river, many of whom left when they were adults to establish careers and..
Features: Salsa Around the World is a unique collection of hip-shaking salsa tracks from unexpected places. The intoxicating rhythms and joyful melodies of Latin American salsa have traveled the globe, earning new followers and influencing artists from Haiti to Helsinki. Over the years, Latin music has become part of the fabric of mainstream music,..
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: 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..
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: While the irresistible sounds of Afro-Latin music have long been a highlight of Putumayo collections, Salsa! focuses on the upbeat, danceable style that has become a worldwide phenomenon. Featured prominently on television's popular dance contest shows, tens of thousands of dance schools have incorporated salsa classes, thousands of night..
Features: Zydeco is a satisfying survey of the fascinating fusion of French and African culture in Louisiana and features most of the genre's biggest stars including Clifton Chenier , Boozoo Chavis , Buckwheat Zydeco , Beau Jocque , Keith Frank , Geno Delafose , Chris Ardoin , Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas , Queen Ida , and Zydeco Force as well as..
Features: New Orleans is one of the world's great cultural crossroads, and children who grow up there are literally steeped in the music of the city. With its frequent parades, festivals and non-stop music-making, the sounds of the Crescent City can be heard in every nook and cranny. Now, kids everywhere can enjoy the mood-lifting music of the Big ..
Features: After receiving hundreds of cards and letters from parents and teachers telling us how much children love dancing, singing, and listening to Putumayo CDs, we are pleased to release our first kid's CD. World Playground: A Musical Adventure for Kids is a collection of great songs from around the world that the family can enjoy together. Thi..
Features: Putumayo's award-winning Playground series of world music CDs for children travels to Africa, a continent that is exuberantly rich in music and culture. African Playground is filled with great songs by artists from Senegal to South Africa, including a previously unreleased track by world music superstar Angelique Kidjo . Children and thei..
Features: 2011 Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner! Putumayo Kids presents Acoustic Dreamland , a soothing collection of songs for bedtime and relaxation. Celebrated singer-songwriters perform unplugged music to lull children to sleep and for adults to unwind to. The CD includes songs originally recorded by the Allman Brothers, James Taylor, W..
Features: French Cafe is a collection of classic and modern French music that will transport the listener to the romantic streets of Paris. The album features some of the greatest names in the history of French music as well as new artists who are inspired by classic chanson , gypsy jazz and musette . French Cafe includes performances by renowned i..
Features: On September 29th, Putumayo World Music will release Espana , a CD collection featuring a captivating mix of songs by contemporary artists from across Spain, showcasing the country's diverse yet accessible music styles. The modern music of Spain is a fascinating blend of old and new, reflecting centuries of tradition, diverse regional cul..