When Putumayo got in touch asking if I’d have a listen to some of their music and write about it on my blog I more than happily agreed. Putumayo is a very cool record label specialising in World Music. They also do kids music â€“ and I knew Astrid would love that!
I’m a bit music deprived sometimes â€“ since I lost my entire CD collection and then had my iPod stolen I’ve sort of learned to live without it. So it’s been lovely indeed to have some tunes to work away to these past few weeks.
I knew my favourite would be Women of Africa, and I’m also mad about the Paris CD â€“ well all of them actually â€“ world music is just so interesting to listen to. There’s a distinct possibility that Music from the Tealands â€“ and from Cairo to Casablanca will end up in my shopping basket very soon.
It’s going to make for excellent afternoons at our new place in London, reading the Guardian, sipping apple tea, the doors and windows flung open, the curtains gently rippling and twirling â€“ feeling as though we’re in a secret art cafe with our interesting music fluttering outside on the summer breeze.
I just can’t shake one of the kids songs out of my head, so all this past week I’ve been singing “don’t ever step on a snake… it would be a big mistake…”
The best thing about the Putumayo site is you can listen to little snippets of the music online. And the other nice thing about them, apart from their diverse array of music is that they support non-profits and have been for the last fifteen years.
Now that’s music worth supporting. You can find out more about them here.
Oh yes. Now I couldn’t keep all this goodness all to myself, so I’m going to randomly give a couple away. Just leave a comment below if you’d like one!