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Various Artists: New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA

Read "New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


The distance between New Orleans (Louisiana, USA) and Havana (Cuba) is almost exactly 670 miles, about a two-hour flight. But it takes only one listen to Putumayo Records' anthology New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA to bridge the distance between the two. With such a wide and colorful net to cast, assembling this collection ...

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New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA

Label: Putumayo World Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Going Back To New Orleans (Poncho Sanchez); Mos' Scocious (Dr. John); Jive Samba (Los Po-Boy-Citos); Coconut Milk (Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias); Jambalaya (New Orleans Heartbreakers with Big Al Carson); Man?anita (Zazou City); Panama Tones / Nuevo Boogaloo (The Iguanas); Yellow Moon (The Neville Brothers); Nature Boy (Otra); Kreyol (Preservation Hall Jazz Band).

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Putumayo Presents: Ska Around the World

Label: Putumayo World Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: Atlântida; The Real Ska; Así Eres Tu; Glory To The Sound; IJssalon Bernardo; Duck Soup; Playing for Change; Buttah; Ecos de Radio Iguana; Policy of Truth.

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Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Ska Around the World

Read "Putumayo Presents: Ska Around the World" reviewed by Jim Trageser


For casual fans and newcomers to the music of Jamaica (a growing number, given the popularity of the BBC / France 2 TV mystery series Death in Paradise and its Jamaican-infused soundtrack), the definitions of ska vs. reggae are likely too obscure to worry about. Much as only hardcore jazz fans worry about drilling into the ...

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Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: South Africa

Read "Putumayo Presents: South Africa" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


The music of South Africa is a collage of fascinating rhythms, woven from ethnic folklore and the musical heritage of the early settlers. In that mix are kwaita, kwela and mbaqanqa, as well as gospel and township jive with reggae, jazz and rap making later inroads. The spectrum is wide and the impact heady, as evidenced ...

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Rhythm & Blues

Label: Putumayo World Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: I've Never Found a Man to Love; 'Til Your fool Comes Home; Sweet Feeling; Who Knows; My Honey and Me; Wang Dang Doodle; Put Me Down Easy; 'Cuz I'm Here; A Mother's Love; 100 Days, 100 Nights; Before I Find the Right Girl For Me; River is Waiting.

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Latin Party

Label: Putumayo World Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: Big Apple Boogaloo; Buena Suerte; Son de Nueva York; Electric Boogaloo; Rico Montuno; Asi Se Compone Un Son; Las Calles de Medellin; Cumbia del Caribe; Mi Gente; Regi Bugalu; Ni Tilingo Ni Titingo; Yir1 Yiri Bon.

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Latin Party

Label: Putumayo World Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: Big Apple Boogaloo; Buena Suerte; Son de Nueva York; Electric Boogaloo; Rico Montuno; Así Se Compone Un Son; Las Calles de Medellín; Cumbia del Caribe; Mi Gente; Regi Bugalú; Ni Tilingo Ni Titingo; Yiri Yiri Bon.

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Putumayo Presents: South Africa

Label: Putumayo World Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: Ujaheni; Mbombela; Oxam; Nkosi; Beautiful Feet; Mananga; Orlando; Tiki Tiki; Halala Afrika; Work; Vulamasango; Ngahlulele.


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