Music from the Coffee Lands (Putumayo)
This compilation is a great mix of beverage tour and chillout music. As with related compilations such as Music from the Tea Lands and Music from the Wine Lands, education and entertainment are fluidly mixed.
Coffee has always had romantic resonance, and this album highlights the danceable Afro-Cuban Congolese rumba by Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, complex vocal compositions of Colombia’s Claudia Gomez, and slow sensuous reggae groove by Jamaica’s Ernest Ranglin. Other coffee-growing countries featured in this compilation are from Kenya, Brazil, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Zimbabwe.
Slip in this CD when you take your next coffee break or get home from a hot day outside!
Buy the album:
- In North America: Music from the Coffee Lands. Other recordings available: Music from the Coffee Lands, Vol. II
- In Europe: Music from the Coffee Lands. Other recordings available: Music from the Coffee Lands Vol.2
Author: Madanmohan Rao
Madanmohan Rao is an author and media consultant from Bangalore, and global correspondent for world music and jazz for World Music Central and Jazzuality. He has written over 15 books on media, management and culture, and is research director for YourStory Media. Madan was formerly World Music Editor at Rave magazine and RJ at WorldSpace, and can be followed on Twitter at @MadanRao.