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Putumayo Presents Cape Verde

Putumayo Presents Audio CD
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Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to other cultures through great international music. The label grew out of the Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Putumayo has become known for its upbeat, melodic compilations of world and American roots music characterized by the company’s motto: “Guaranteed to make you feel ... Read more in Amazon's Putumayo Presents Store

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  • Audio CD (10 Jan 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo
  • ASIN: B00001NFFF
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,648 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Chico Malandro - Ana Firmino
2. Cumba Ietu - Boy Ge Mendes
3. Pays Sol - Nana Matias
4. Nha Fe - Teofilo Chantre
5. Cabo Verde Manda Mantenha - Cesaria Evora
6. Cabinda A Cunene - Bana
7. Sol Na Tchada - Maria Alice
8. Injuria - Jose 'Zeca' Neves
9. Cinderela - Fantcha
10. Tchon Di Massa Pe - Zeca Di Nha Reinalda/Joao Cirilio/Blick Tchutchy
11. Nha Cumpadre Faustine - Dulce Matias
12. Galo Bedjo - Djurumani

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
I challenge you to buy this CD and not play it most evenings of the week... and no, I'm not linked to the record company! It's addictive 'feelgood' stuff, this. Although every artist is different, the CD as a whole creates a gentle upbeat mood. Yup, all the tracks are in Portuguese - and yet, after a while, they all feel like old friends. Clever folks these Cape Verdeans. Even with the tempo varying slightly, as a CD it really flows - even on 'random play'. I'm keen to explore the rest of the Putumayo collection - and I'm so smitten with this, I fear I'll be disappointed. This CD really grows on you. Not as in-your-face as some Brasilian records, and not too soulful to send you to sleep - a wonderful middle ground. Bla bla - you're better off listening to the thing! And it's even got a track by the wonderful Cesaria Evora. Enough said.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, varied sounds of heartfelt rhythms. 20 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
My favourite album of World Music of 2001. Combining sounds from Brazil, Portugal, the Carribean and India all in a lush lyrical, pure, jazzy mix. Really grows on you after a few times listening. Uplifting, vibrant, sometimes beachside music with a soul and atmosphere that smells home made and tells of personal involvement in its creation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Discover the magic of Cape Verde music 22 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm not sure how Cape Verdean music has managed to evade me until now, but once discovered, there is no turning back from it. I usually take a handful of CD's on holiday but on our recent trip to Tenerife, I somehow managed to forget to pack any, except for this album. It was played every night - the spirit of Cape Verdean music permeated our consciousness and has since remained there. This album is a perfect introduction to the genre and has acted as a catalyst to explore more - great artists such as Cesaria Evoria, Tito Paris, Maria Alice. It has also been a springboard to discover other Putumayo albums. There's so much great music out there other than mainstream western, to which we have become so conditioned.
Although generally upbeat, almost a gentler version of Carribean, there is an underlying sadness and a longing for a homeland which underlines most of this music. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aural pleasure 22 Jun 2005
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Format:Audio CD
This has to be one of the best sounds for balmy summer evenings - effortless music and a totally uplifting sound. Glorious for winding down and chilling out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It sounds great and makes you feel good 29 Sep 2008
By Adrian
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This varied collection of songs from Cape Verdean musicians is one of my all time favourites. It goes wonderfully with the setting sun on a warm summer evening, but can give you that same feeling when the sky is grey and the rain is falling. Enjoy with ice and a slice of lemon!
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