Take a relaxing journey around the world with these soothing songs from Mali to Nepal and beyond.
Yoga is global. Throughout the world, people of all ages and backgrounds are practicing yoga to relax and rejuvenate and musicians are creating music to accompany it. This planet-wide interest in the age-old Indian practice inspired World Yoga. Drawing on contemplative sounds from Wales to Tibet and Armenia to Uganda, this collection leads listeners to deeper relaxation and connection with life. With an engaging balance of more traditional yoga sounds—mantra-based pieces with Indian elements—and unexpected acoustic gems from Africa and beyond, World Yoga reflects the practice’s planetary impact and grace.
Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures. The label was started as an offshoot of the Putumayo clothing and handicraft company, after its founder, 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. For the past 21 years, Putumayo has been known for its joyful compilations of great international music that support the company’s motto: “Guaranteed to make you feel good!”
Putumayo’s distinctive CD covers feature the colorful art of British illustrator Nicola Heindl, whose folkloric style illuminates the company’s mission: to connect the traditional and the contemporary through music and art. 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.
Putumayo is considered a music industry pioneer and leader in developing the non-traditional retail market and has built a global network of more than 5,000 book, gift, craft, clothing, health food and other specialty retailers that play its music and sell its CDs. Storper’s vision of establishing a global company and lifestyle brand has been furthered with offices in the Europe, Latin America and Australia and distribution in more than 80 countries.
The company’s commitment to helping communities in the countries where the music originates has led to the label contributing more than one million dollars to non-profit organizations around the world.
1.Reflections - Sona Jobarteh
2. 1977 - Quentin Dujardin
3. Om Asatoma - Deva Premal
4. Ong Namo - Miranai Ceiba
5. Floating Sweetness - DJ Drez
6. Cariad Cyntaf - 9Bach
7. Saya - Sona Jobarteh
8. Moon Magic (Chandra), Pt. 2 - Stevin McNamara
9. Yarabi - Balla Tounkara
10. Exala - Sara Tavares
11. Ramachandra - Wild Lotus Band
12. Offering - Ara Dinkjian
13. Makambo - Geoffrey Oryema
14. A Prayer To Dispel Sickness and Harms - Kelsang Chukie Tethong
15. Le Valse Petit - Tiny Island
Publisher: Putumayo World Music
Publication Date: 10/16/2012