Putumayo World Music (USA)


Putumayo World Music

Celebrate the world with Putumayo!

Putumayo World Music: established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures.

By combining appealing music and striking visual aesthetics with creative retail marketing, Putumayo has developed a unique brand identity, a rarity in today’s artist-based music industry.
The label was started as an offshoot of the Putumayo clothing and handicraft company, after its founder (in 1975), Dan Storper, was surprised by the extraordinary response to the international music he had begun playing in his stores.
Putumayo’s meticulously researched and curated musical journeys were so successful that, in 1997, Storper sold the clothing company so he could focus his attention on the music business, along with his friend Michael Kraus.

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