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Partnership: PAHEF and Putumayo World Music Partnership

»Fund from the People of Taiwan
»Eduardo R. Mendez Memorial Fund
»Patrulla Aérea Colombiana–Antioquia Fund
»CES University Alumni Health Development Fund
»Putumayo World Music Partnership

In March 2009, Putumayo World Music released its CD of upbeat, danceable tracks from New York City, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Cuba¡Salsa!. A portion of Putumayo’s proceeds from the sale of the ¡Salsa! CD will be donated to PAHEF in support of our efforts to improve health in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our partner, Putumayo World Music, tells us where you can buy the ¡Salsa! CD:

"Putumayo CDs are available at most record stores. Putumayo CDs are also available at thousands of non-traditional retailers around the world, including gift shops, book stores, cafes, clothing stores and a variety of others. You can also purchase Putumayo CDs on our Web site, as well as most on-line record retailers. All transactions on our website are encrypted and secure. If you live in the US, PR or Canada and cannot find Putumayo at a local store or online, please call 1-888-PUTUMAYO (1-888-788-8629) to order. International orders can be placed online or by faxing (802) 864-9846. Please note: international shipping can be very expensive. We suggest ordering from on-line or mail order vendors in your region."

Putumayo World Music describes the ¡Salsa! CD as follows:

The CD features Puerto Rican legends of New York’s pioneering salsa scene such as piano virtuoso Eddie Palmieri and singer Cheo Feliciano (guesting with legendary Cuban ensemble Orquesta Aragon). Other mainstays of New York’s Latin music scene are Cuban artists Chico Alvarez and Puerto Rican/New York ensemble Son Boricua.

Poncho Sanchez, a Los Angeles-based Latin jazz star, blends Cuban "son" with the American jazz and rhythm and blues he also grew up with. ¡Salsa! also features Ricardo Lemvo, a Los Angeles-based Congolese musician whose appealing blend of African "soukouss" and salsa has graced several Putumayo collections over the years. Another rising Latin musician featured on this collection is Cuban-American Jose Conde.

For nearly 40 years, the popular Colombian group Fruko y Sus Tesos has retained a firm foothold in the upper echelons of the international salsa scene. Grupo Galé is another Colombian group known for their catchy, danceable songs.

Since it began in 1993, Putumayo World Music has contributed to many non-profits doing good work in regions where the music originates. The company has focused its non-profit efforts on various local as well as international NGOs working in different parts of the world.

Please visit the website of Putumayo World Music for the  ¡Salsa! CD (English) (Español).


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