New York, USA- The latest Putumayo compilation is Salsa Around the World. It is a unique collection of salsa tracks from unexpected places. The intoxicating rhythms and joyful melodies of Spanish 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, its influences turning up in jazz, rock and pop. As this collection demonstrates, it has infiltrated the world’s music as well. On Salsa Around the World one can hear salsa-influenced music sung in Greek, Arabic, Hindi, Papiamento, Wolof, Douala, and Haitian Creole. Typical Cuban instruments such as congas, bongos and timbales are played alongside pennywhistles and panpipes.