Travel the World with Putumayo

Travel the World with Putumayo

     
 
Putumayo World Music is one label that's unlikely to be accused of stressing the obvious when assembling its compilations. Whether its focus is Celtic, African or Latin music, Putumayo has kept things exciting by so often making unlikely yet appropriate choices. Released in 1997, Travel the World With Putumayo is a compilation drawing on 12 of its other

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Putumayo World Music is one label that's unlikely to be accused of stressing the obvious when assembling its compilations. Whether its focus is Celtic, African or Latin music, Putumayo has kept things exciting by so often making unlikely yet appropriate choices. Released in 1997, Travel the World With Putumayo is a compilation drawing on 12 of its other compilations. This fine CD doesn't focus on any one specific area of world music, and listeners are treated to everything from the exuberant African pop of Toure Kunda's "Wadini" and Kotoja's "Sawale" to the Celtic leanings of Capercallie's "Dark Alan" and Deanta's "King Of The Blues." Poncho Sanchez's infectious cha-cha "Besame Mama" is a perfect example of Putumayo's making a less-than-obvious choice -- instead of picking a big salsa star like Willie Colon, Oscar D'Leon or Celia Cruz, the label goes for someone who is best known for Latin jazz but plays salsa maybe 10% of the time. Full of surprises, Travel the World With Putumayo points to the fact that in the mid- to late 1990s, Putumayo was among the most valuable labels in the world music field.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/1997
Label:
Putumayo World Music
UPC:
0790248013022
catalogNumber:
130

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Capercaillie   Track Performer
Dougie MacLean   Track Performer
Brian Hughes   Track Performer
Vonda Shepard   Track Performer
Kotoja   Track Performer
Laura Love   Track Performer
Baka Beyond   Track Performer
Touré Kunda   Track Performer
Poncho Sanchez   Track Performer
Maria Alice   Track Performer
Krosfyah   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Capercaillie   Arranger
Déanta   Arranger
Ismaila Sixu Tidiane   Composer
Ousmane Touré   Composer
Dan Storper   Producer,Liner Notes
Paul Mullan   Arranger
Nicola Heindl   Illustrations,Cover Illustration

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