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Putumayo World Café

by Putumayo Presents

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    Digipack with 15-page color booklet with 6 recipes contributed by the featured artists, informative artist biographies, song information and more. CD also includes a free album download card you can use yourself or share with a friend.

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A captivating musical celebration featuring singer-songwriters from around the globe. Includes a CD, album download card and 6 regional recipes.

No matter where you travel in the world, you will eventually stumble upon a great café. While they may take different forms depending on the country and local culture, great cafés share common features including comfortable spots to sit and share stories with friends. In the tropics, this might be outdoors under a leafy trellis with iced coffee or tea. In colder locales, a fireplace and a hot chocolate represent what the Danes call “hygge,” a term whose closest translation is “coziness.”

If you’re going to spend time in a café, in addition to excellent coffee, tea, wine, beer and other local libations, it should also have good food. This can be as simple as fresh-baked pastries and tasty sandwiches on baguettes or as elaborate as multi-course meals.

A great café should also be a social destination that attracts artists, writers and travelers who come together in a communal setting to share ideas. For example, one of Paris’s most famous cafés, "La Rotunde", was frequented by many groundbreaking writers during the 1920s and served as inspiration for Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Of course, you should also be able to find seclusion and relax alone with a good book.

In our opinion, no café is complete without an exceptional musical soundtrack that enhances the environment without interfering with conversation. On this collection, we’ve assembled some of our favorite café-friendly songs and also asked the artists for their favorite recipes that reflect their local cultures and traditions. We hope you enjoy your visit to the "Putumayo World Café".


released April 30, 2021


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Putumayo World Music New Orleans, Louisiana

Putumayo travels the world in search of exceptional songs from Congo to Cuba, Rome to Rio, New Orleans to Nova Scotia. Putumayo’s meticulously researched and curated musical journeys are “guaranteed to make you feel good!”

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