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New Orleans-Based Putumayo Records Celebrates 25 Years

Nicola Heindl
Putumayo's "New Orleans Party" Album Art

New Orleans-based Putumayo Records is celebrating 25 years this spring, and expanding its business model to include streaming, children's books and cultural travel experiences.


They’ve been to Cuba and are planning excursions toNew OrleansandPeruthis year.The trips are personally curated by Putumayo founder/CEO Dan Storper. Karl Lengel talked with Dan recently about the music, the books and the trips.



Karl Lengel worked at New Orleans Public Radio for more than two decades before leaving the station in 2023.

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