Step into the "Café Del Mundo" - a crossroads where the music of different world cultures come together in a celebration of life, love and joy. This compilation from Putumayo World Music is a sampler of the exciting and vibrant sounds that are currently circulating around our big blue world. Like Les Freres Guisse, who pairs together the warm instrumentation of his African homeland with French lyricism. Or Cuba's Kelvis Ochoa and Descemer Bueno impart a sunny Caribbean vibe to the shuffling "Ojos Negros," complete with breezy percussion and plenty of horns. The warm acoustic sounds of Julie Fowlis' "Lon-dubh (Blackbird)" suggests the best of Celtic music and Dutch/Portuguese singer Fernando Lemeirinhas offers an intoxicating bossa nova sound with "Amarte' Ei." All of the songs have a laid-back, acoustic vibe that makes one think of late night excursions at a corner coffee shop.