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Putamayo celebrates a decade of global grooves

World music label Putamayo will celebrate its anniversary with the release of the box set `10th Anniversary Collection."

The collection features 24 tracks by artists ranging from Zimbabwean artist Oliver Mtukudzi to Malian star Habib Koite, as well as an enhanced CD with music videos and a short history of the label.

Additionally, Putamayo has produced a television special to air this month on Black Entertainment Television.

Initially a handicraft and clothing importer, Putamayo launched its music division in 1993. Since then, the label has released numerous compilations and several CDs by individual artists, highlighting music from all different parts of the world.

The company also produces the `Putamayo World Music Radio Hour,' which now airs on more than 100 stations, including Eugene's KRVM-FM.

Few jazzes things up

for annual Bach benefit

Oregon Bach Festival trumpet player Guy Few will drop his Baroque links and dig into the blues at the festival's "Jazz on the Waterfront" dinner-auction event next weekend.

The benefit begins at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Waterfront Restaurant, 2210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A trumpet and piano virtuoso, Few will show his pop side when he sings and plays songs from the 1920s and '30s.

Accompanying Few will be pianist Stephanie Mara. Tickets, at $125 each (which includes a dinner, with wine and dessert), are available through the festival office, 346-5666 or (800) 457-1486.

Jazz Ambassador tickets all snapped up for Nov. 8

All the tickets have been given out for a free concert by the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band at the Hult Center on Nov. 8.

Ticketholders must be in their seats by 7:50 p.m.; after that, all empty seats are up for grabs.

- The Register-Guard
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Date:Oct 31, 2003
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