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Audubon Zoo Hosted First Ever Putumayo Family Festival!


The popular international music sounds of Putumayo were heard at Audubon Zoo at the Putumayo Family Festival on Sunday, September 26, 2010. The festival, included in regular Zoo admission,

introduced children and their families to other cultures through music from around the world.  Audubon Zoo and Putumayo partnered to host a unique cultural celebration with Putumayo’s world renowned music for Audubon Zoo visitors. This was the first time Putumayo has staged a family festival at any venue.




  • Featured were:




  • Jose Conde, a Cuban-American musician featured on Jazz Playground and Picnic Playground




  • Asheba, from Trinidad, featured on Reggae Playground and Caribbean Playground 




  • Brady Rymer, an American kids folk rock star featured on Rock & Roll Playground




  • New Orleans artist Ingrid Lucia, featured on Jazz Playground



    Puppetry, dance, arts & crafts, face painting and a drum circle rounded out the day’s fun.


    Some photos from the festival are below:  (Photos courtesy of Gred Rhoades or "@" 504otos Photography on Fbook, and 504otos on Twitter) ))  )


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