New York, USA – In celebration of 10 years as a pioneer in world music, Putumayo is releasing a numbered, limited-edition 2 CD set on October 21, featuring highlights from its 100 compilations and artist albums. Filled with extraordinary music, extensive liner notes and enhanced features, The Putumayo World Music 10th Anniversary Collection takes listeners on a global journey and demonstrates the universal appeal of Putumayo’s CDs.
The Putumayo World Music 10th Anniversary Collection features a vertical digi-pak, 52 pages of liner notes and 24 of Putumayo’s favorite tracks from the past 10 years. The enhanced CD features music videos by Kotoja and Ricardo Lemvo and a 7-minute video retrospective about Putumayo World Music.
You can listen to two music samples from the set: La Vem A Baiana – Jussara Silveira
and Wassiye -Habib Koité & Bamada.The liner notes are translated into Spanish, French and German and include previously unpublished photographs from the history of the company. Also included is Putumayo’s guide to the best world music festivals, magazines, and
websites, as well as a complete historical discography of every album Putumayo has released.
A portion of the proceeds of the Putumayo World Music 10th Anniversary Collection will be donated to the Putumayo Cross-Cultural Initiative, a non-profit 501(c)(3) project of the Tides Center that uses world music, experiential learning, and the arts to inspire children and families to explore and connect with diverse cultures.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.