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Putumayo Blend: Music of the Coffee Lands
     

A Putumayo Blend: Music of the Coffee Lands

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A portion of the proceeds from this 1998 release (which spans 1982-1996) went to Coffee Kids, a New England-based non-profit organization whose goal was to improve conditions for coffee growers and their families in coffee-producing countries. Most (but not all) of those countries are in South America, and many of artists heard on this rewarding CD are South American.

Overview

A portion of the proceeds from this 1998 release (which spans 1982-1996) went to Coffee Kids, a New England-based non-profit organization whose goal was to improve conditions for coffee growers and their families in coffee-producing countries. Most (but not all) of those countries are in South America, and many of artists heard on this rewarding CD are South American. Illustrating the vitality of South American music are Peru's Susana Baca on "Maria Lando," Costa Rica's Juan Carlos Urena on "Este Son," Brazil's Raimundo Sodre on "M'Ban Samba," and Colombia's Claudia Gomez on "Soltarlo." But while Latin America has the world's best-known coffee growers, Putumayo reminds us that coffee is also grown in other parts of the world by including songs ranging from Hawaiian guitarist James Bla Pahinui's "Gabby Kai" to Congolese singer Ricardo Lemvo's "La Milonga de Ricardo en Cha-Cha-Chá" (an invigorating mixture of salsa and modern African pop). Like many other Putumayo compilations, Putumayo Blend: Music of the Coffee Lands is as surprising as it is enriching.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/1997
Label:
Putumayo World Music
UPC:
0790248013527
catalogNumber:
135

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thomas Mapfumo   Track Performer
Samite   Track Performer
Café Tacuba   Track Performer
Claudia Gomez   Track Performer
James Bla Pahinui   Track Performer
Ernest Ranglin   Track Performer
Ayub Ogada   Track Performer
Ricardo Lemvo   Track Performer
Susana Baca   Track Performer
Raimundo Sodré   Track Performer
Julian Avalos and Afro-Andes   Track Performer
Juan Carlos Ureña   Track Performer
Makina Loca   Track Performer
Tradicionales De Carlos Puebla   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Thomas Mapfumo   Composer
Ernest Ranglin   Composer
Ayub Ogada   Arranger
Carlos Puebla   Composer
Dan Storper   Producer,Liner Notes,Introduction
Nicola Heindl   Illustrations,Cover Illustration
Daren Gill   Song Selection
Elorza Rangel   Composer
Mbarak Achieng   Composer
Black Savage Band   Composer
J. Poet   Introduction
David Hazan   Song Selection
George DelGiorno   Artwork
Julian Avalos   Composer

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A Putumayo Blend: Music of the Coffee Lands 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great mix of styles, languages, and some instrumental tracks. The variety of tempos, and the more interesting rhythms from Africa and South America keep this one in my short stack of favorite CD's.