Step back in time with these beautiful and timeless French chansons by legends and contemporary artists.
Though echoing the past, Vintage France proves how alive and hip classic French chanson remains. Several generations of musicians continue to find inspiration in tunes that were first popularized in the early to mid-1900s. Over the last 100 years, the French chanson tradition has undergone a process of evolution, yet retained an inimitable charm. Fans of Piaf and Gainsbourg, or new listeners looking for an introduction to France’s classic gems, will find exactly what they are looking for on Vintage France.
Brazilian Café brings together a captivating selection of samba, bossa nova and jazz by Brazilian stars and up-and-coming talents. In the early 1960s, legendary Brazilian composers Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes hung out in an Ipanema beachside café where they would often see a beautiful neighborhood girl, Helô Pinheiro, walk by. She became the inspiration for one of the most popular songs of all time, “Girl From Ipanema.” The global bossa nova boom can be traced to that moment of musical inspiration at a Brazilian café and most of the artists on this CD drew inspiration from Jobim, de Moraes and other songwriters who followed.
A Latin dance party with a twist, featuring salsa from Greece, India, Scotland and beyond.
Salsa Around the World is a unique collection of hip-shaking salsa tracks from unexpected places. The intoxicating rhythms and joyful melodies of Latin American salsa have traveled the globe, earning new followers and influencing artists from Haiti to Helsinki.
Classic and contemporary Italian songs that will transport you to the romantic cafes of Rome, Milan and Venice. Features a recipe for a coffee drink by Italian company Illy.
After the chaos and destruction of World War II and the conservative musical environment Italian leaders promoted, the Italian public was ready for a more relaxed sound. Jazz, swing and boogie-woogie were achieving worldwide popularity and, in Italy, merged with the Italian crooner tradition. The musical rebirth of the 1950s and ’60s was like a second liberation. What’s old is new and Putumayo’s Italian Café captures the music and attitude from that era and from current singers whose musical DNA follows that lineage.
Experience Latin cafe culture with these exceptional singer-songwriters from Mexico City to Buenos Aires. Features a Latin dessert recipe.
Putumayo returns to its Latin American roots to begin its 20th anniversary celebrations with the release of Café Latino, which features leading singer-songwriters from Latin America and Spain. Most of the artists featured on this collection grew up listening to Latin America’s Nueva Cancion (New Song) movement, a hallmark revolution in music that reached its peak in the politically turbulent era of the 1960’s and 70’s. Others were exposed to American folk, pop and jazz either at home or in their travels abroad. All contribute to a musically rich mix of sound that reflects the heritage of their homelands.
Seductive Brazilian melodies and subtle electronica mix on this collection of contemporary chill-out rhythms. Features 5 new tracks!
Brazilian Lounge will take the listener to the contemporary bars and lounges of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where a new generation of musicians is reinvigorating the classic sounds of samba and bossa nova. Tri-lingual liner notes include a recipe for a caipirinha cocktail, provided by Sagatiba, enabling you to quench your thirst Brazilian style.
From African salsa to Cuban son, Afro-Latin Party showcases the Latin sounds heard in nightclubs from Dakar to Havana.
Croatian salsa, Cuban ska, and Oregonian mambo!?!? These are three of the unlikely gems listeners will find on Afro-Latin Party. What started out as an effort to provide the perfect soundtrack to a Latin dance party became a tribute to the global appreciation and realization of the musical ricochet between Cuba and Africa.