I admit I am new to discovering world music. I got very interested in it this year, because I was so bored and uninspired by today's music. So, now I have discovered the Putumayo and Rough Guide series and I love them both! I own 9 Putumayo CDs, but actually have listened to 24. This one is my absolute favorite!! No, I don't even drink coffee! I bought this based on sampling some of the tracks on Amazon.com. This is overall a very mellow, relaxing Cd. Ceumar, from Brazil, sings, "Dindinha," the most beautiful bossa nova tune. Another unbelievably moving bossa nova tune is "Quem e Muito Querido a Mim," By Geraldo Azevedo. Gigi, the Ethiopian female singer is becoming a huge star, with her newest Cd. Listen to the tune, "Guramayle," and you will see why! Another track that moves me to pieces is "Nge Na Munu," by Denis Tshibayi of the Congo. He strays away from the popular dance genre of music, Congolese Soukous on this track, and its absolutely delightful! Some of the more upbeat numbers are by Kali of Martinique; and Emeline Michel of Haiti. Those tunes will definitely make you move your feet. Kali, A zouk popstar, is featured on five of the Putumayo cds and I absolutely love what he does. Emeline Michel, is known as "The Queen Of Creole Song." If you discover more of her music, like I have- you will know why!! She has such a beautiful voice and sings an inspiring tribute to mothers, on "Moso Manman." This Cd has music from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and Indonesia. I hope you'll pick it up! Its a real winner!