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Christmas Around the World (Putumayo) Audio CD
Americas, Barbados, Cuba, France, Haiti, Puerto Rico
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Putumayo gives the holiday season an international flavor with Christmas Around the World, a collection of familiar Christmas songs performed by artists from all over the globe. From a Cuban rendition of “Joy to the World” to a flamenco version of “White Christmas,” Christmas Around the World adds a unique twist to the classic carols that enliven the holidays. In a world that is constantly changing, Christmas is a time for revisiting the familiar customs and rituals that connect everyone to generations past. While Christmas is celebrated in different ways around the world, among the unifying elements that help create holiday spirit are the songs, hymns, and carols that serve as the soundtrack for the season. And, though every country has its own unique songs, there are certain melodies that have crossed every border.
Most of the songs on Christmas around the World will sound familiar through a few are traditional melodies from a region or culture. All conjure up the Christmas spirit and add a special, international flavor to the holiday ambiance.
A portion of the proceeds of the Christmas Around the World will be donated to the Putumayo Cross- Cultural Initiative, a non-profit 501(c)(3) project of the Tides Center that uses world music, experiential learning, and the arts to inspire children and families to explore and connect with diverse cultures.
Includes: 1. Joyeux Noël by New York Twoubadou 2. Here We Come A-Wassailing by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Consort 3. Venid Fieles Todos (Adeste Fidelis) by Liuba Maria Hevia 4. St. Nicholas by Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds 5. Deck the Hall by Cuba L.A. 6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Banks Soundtech Steel Orchestra 7. Los Reyes, White Christmas 8. We Three Kings by Michael Doucet 9. What Child is This by Dan Crary 10. Aguinaldo Jibaro by Pepe Castillo 11. Douce Nuit (Silent Night) by Kali 12. Paz en la Tierra (Joy to the World) by Ramon F. Veloz