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The Putumayo World Music Hour

Saturday 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Music from all around the world

The Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. It is hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth and Putumayo founder Dan Storper. ​PWMH episodes include a blend of music from well-known artists and exceptional, underexposed international artists.

Since its founding in 1993, Putumayo’s compilations have featured a diverse array of musicians from more than 100 countries. This provides a platform for diverse voices who might otherwise go unheard whilst fostering a spirit of unity and understanding through the universal language of music. 

World music can make you happy

Based on the user’s music preferences, we recommend the following top 5 upbeat Putumayo world music albums that can make them happy:

  1. Putumayo Presents: World Playground – This album features upbeat and happy songs from various countries and genres, perfect for anyone who loves world music.
  2. African Party – This album is a collection of African music with a celebratory and upbeat vibe that will surely make you dance and feel happy.
  3. Brazilian Beat – Featuring samba, bossa nova, and other Brazilian rhythms, this album will transport you to the beaches of Brazil and make you feel joyful.
  4. Salsa Around the World – For those who love Latin rhythms, this album is a must-listen with salsa songs from around the world that will get you moving and feeling upbeat.
  5. Women of the World: Acoustic – This album features female artists from various cultures singing in their native languages, creating a heartwarming and uplifting listening experience.

We hope these recommendations bring happiness to your music-listening experience.

About Putumayo

Putumayo World Music prides itself on bringing diverse music from around the world to listeners everywhere. The label’s beauty lies in its ability to showcase the depth and richness of different cultures through music.

With a catalog of over 200 albums, Putumayo Records has been at the forefront of the world music scene for over 30 years.

Putumayo’s unique approach to world music has contributed significantly to the genre. Instead of just focusing on traditional music, the label has also explored the newer sounds and unique blends emerging from the world music scene. It has also been instrumental in providing a platform for lesser-known artists to showcase their talent to a wider audience.

You can stream and discover more from Putumayo through their carefully crafted playlists here. To learn more about Putumayo, check out our special interview with the CEO, Dan Storper who spoke with us about the 30th anniversary of the label.