NOLA-based Putumayo World Records continues to celebrate worldwide cultures in innovative ways

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Published Aug 11, 2022, 6:31 PM

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Once described by the New York Times as a last holdout in the CD music industry, Putumayo still tempts you at the checkout. With its colorful artwork and inviting celebration of world music, Putumayo has held on for three decades. The New Orleans-based company has pushed into different media, always holding to that celebration of our differences - and our similarities. Dan Storper built the company on music playlists he personally curated, and he joins us to talk about Putumayo.

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