Putumayo World Music


Established to help people learn about the music of the world’s cultures, Putumayo World Music was founded in 1975 with a mission “guaranteed to make you feel good!” Combining upbeat music with folkloric art styles, it has appealed to cultural and art adherents the world over and has bases from South America to Oceania. Building on its successful track record, the Putumayo World Music Hour is the first commercial world music radio show and featured on 150 radio stations worldwide. The Women of the World: Acoustic CD, which celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8) and embraces some of the world’s leading female artists, is particularly engaging and demonstrates the creativity Putumayo World Music offers.

by Jeff Boyce