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.
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.