Putumayo planned the release of Putumayo Presents: Mexico to be in time for the first Cinco de Mayo celebration of the 21st Century. The sampling is suitably festive from this rich land of song. A true melting pot of indigenous and imported sounds, Putumayo Presents: Mexico distills German polkas, the seducing balladry of the Cuban bolero, and more on a foundation of native folk sounds. Reaching back to the Mexican folk roots, Los Lobos contribute the first song they ever composed, "Flor de Huevo."
AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte