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.
The Putumayo Kids division was created to introduce children to other cultures through fun, upbeat world music. Since the release of the World Playground CD in 1999, Putumayo Kids has become one of the world’s leading children’s record labels, winning critical acclaim and honours from Parents’ Choice Awards, American Library Association and many others. The division expanded its globally-themed product offerings in 2011 with African, Latin American and European-themed colouring books that make learning about music and culture fun. With its growing collection of children’s albums and other cultural products, Putumayo Kids inspires children’s curiosity about the world.