Established in 1993 with the intent to bring world music to the people, Putumayo World Music has become well known for their quality music compilations. Each CD’s beautiful cover art by British illustrator Nicola Heindl, is also not to be overlooked.

Putumayo calls their target audience “Cultural Creatives,” – “a sociological term for [the] 50 million North Americans and millions more around the world with an interest in culture, travel and the arts.” … (I think the SpanglishBaby audience definitely falls into that category!)

Last year we reviewed the Putumayo Latin Party CD and today I’ll introduce you to two more of their compilations – but I encourage you to check out their other selections.

Putumayo’s Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Chá CD features Latin dance music originating in Cuba. Cuban music is a unique blend of both African and European influences and is popular all over the world. The linear notes which accompany the CD are in English and Spanish. It’s really impossible to be in anything but a good mood while listening to the tropical rhythms. (Listen to the songs HERE to see what I mean!)

While you Cha Cha Chá off into the night, here’s a CD from Putumayo to put the niños to sleep.

(Listen HERE.)

For more information about their other selections, visit

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Putumayo is giving away a set of two CDs–Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Chá and Acoustic Dreamland– to one winner.

To enter just leave a comment telling us what is your favorite Latin rhythm.

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This giveaway ends Sunday, May 1st at midnight EST and is open to everyone over 18 years of age.  Check out the Giveaway Rules.

Disclosure: We received a sample to review the product. All opinions are our own.

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