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New Putumayo: Acoustic Dreamland

By Dan Storper, February 26, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Dan Storper
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS! CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL DIPIETRO FROM NEW YORK CITY FOR WINNING THE 5-CD SET FROM PUTUMAYO'S "DREAMLAND" SERIES. Read on to enter to win a 5-CD set from Putumayo’s Dreamland series. Dan Storper is the CEO and Founder of Putumayo World Music. Over the years, Putumayo Kids, which began in 1999, has released 20 CD collections to help introduce children to other cultures through fun music from around the world. Though best known for its fun, upbeat Playground series, Putumayo Kids has been quietly releasing albums that have become staples for parents to help their young children fall asleep. Surprisingly, parents have enjoyed these Dreamland CDs as much as their kids! They help just about anyone relax and wind down after the stresses of the day. With Acoustic Dreamland, I wanted to bring together beautiful English-language songs recorded by some off my favorite performers of adult and children’s music. We’ve also included a mini-storybook featuring the lyrics of the song Dreamland that parents and children can read or sing along to. Written by Mary Chapin Carpenter and sung by Lucy Kaplansky, it’s a lovely tale of falling asleep and dreaming of distant places. I’ve tested these songs on my 5-year-old son and they have really helped him ease into sleep. In addition to original songs, the collection also features songs written by James Taylor (You Can Close Your Eyes), Allman Brothers (Blue Sky) and Wilco (My Darling). You’ll find Acoustic Dreamland in most Whole Foods Market stores now. Do you like to fall asleep listening to music? What are your favorite relaxing tunes? Leave a comment below by March 8th for a chance to win a 5 CD collection from our Dreamland series.
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(Mini) Anne Smith says ...
At least twice a week I have the pleasure of tucking in my two adorable grandchildren 3 and 5. They take turns in not quite being ready to close their eyes. I try singing and sometimes counting... but a CD of dream inducing tunes... what a great idea! I would love to follow story time with something from this beautiful collection. Please choose us!
02/27/2011 6:12:50 PM CST
AdventureDiva says ...
I love Putamayo music! I am a yoga instructor and often have music from my putamayo CDs playing softly in the background of my class. Many of the students have asked where I get my music and frequently I say, "Putamayo CDs". Keep 'em coming!!
02/27/2011 6:21:19 PM CST
Bokkyeong Suh says ...
I have 3 little kids age between 2,5 and 7. Bed time is one of the most hectic time for me, as I get so anxious to finish my day with the kids. I really need a relaxing music for myself and of course, this will be perfect for my kids to fall asleep.
03/06/2011 9:11:07 AM CST
Ann-Marie Davis says ...
I love drifting off to the sound of the ocean with either of the three: celtic music, Inspirational Piano, or classical.
03/06/2011 7:28:49 PM CST
Angela says ...
Astrid Gilberto and Cesaria Evora are great relaxing sounds.
03/06/2011 7:41:06 PM CST
D. Furr says ...
It's great to expose young children to a variety of music. Using music at sleeptimes helps children relax, provides a bit of white noise and sets a lifetime association. James Taylor mellows me right out.
03/06/2011 8:19:54 PM CST
Nick says ...
Putumayo is doing a great job producing these dreamland CDs for children and adults. "Yoga" is also a good one, if you're into the "Dreamland" series that is...
03/06/2011 11:12:23 PM CST
Nick says ...
The "Dreamland" CDs really help me feel relaxed and I'm 18 years old.
03/06/2011 11:14:51 PM CST
Josh says ...
"Acoustic Dreamland" sounds epic! I have various Putumayo CDs, but the yoga one is very peaceful to listen to. I do not have any of the dreamland CDs but they must sound beautiful. PUTUMAYO FOR EVER!!!!
03/06/2011 11:04:22 PM CST
Pamela Robinson says ...
Music is the best method for relaxing and unwinding. I listen to harp music when I am stressed and unable to sleep. My oldest Grandson (3 years) if not fond of naps or bedtime and this Dreamland Collection would allow him to relax and sleep without waking his younger brother (7 months old).
03/06/2011 11:01:05 PM CST
Noreen says ...
Love the Whole Foods Website, and Love, Love, Love Music on this cd. Hope to win it for my 5 year old son who love music
03/07/2011 1:15:08 PM CST
Fran says ...
I think my grandchildren would love falling asleep to this!
03/07/2011 1:34:38 PM CST
Rebekah Sorbo says ...
Love Putumayo!
03/08/2011 8:15:58 AM CST
Jamie says ...
I've purchased several Putumayo CDs over the years and love them, especially the Dreamland series! My daughter likes them, too, and they're a great way to introduce children (and adults!) to the wonderful diversity of world music. Although I personally don't fall asleep to music, I like to relax and destress at the end of a long day by listening to music while I soak in the tub or sip a hot cup of tea. I'm also a licensed massage therapist and recommend Putumayo CDs to my clients and play some of them during sessions.
03/07/2011 5:28:00 PM CST
Joanna Crimmins says ...
I have loved listening to Putumayo music since KFOG first started broadcasting it on Sunday nights, Rosalee used to play it. I miss it!
03/07/2011 5:37:20 PM CST
Emile Ferris says ...
Putomayo music is amazing... a big part of our night time ritual!
03/02/2011 9:34:56 PM CST
katie miesbauer says ...
This could be a fantastic substitute for my Pandora "French Jazz" station!!
03/02/2011 9:37:42 PM CST
Cindy Mattchen says ...
I keep trying to find new music for my 10 month old to listen to. This sounds like a great addition to my collection!!
03/02/2011 9:40:29 PM CST
Michael DiPietro says ...
I am going on a trip to see my newborn nephew for the first time this summer and I would like to take this with me...
03/02/2011 9:40:40 PM CST
Kara says ...
I would love to share this with my music students in southern IN. This would be great to share with anyone in southern IN! :)
03/05/2011 12:46:43 PM CST
Lina says ...
I've heard about these CD's that I'd like to have one now than I am going to have my first grandchild and play it when I have the chance to babysit.
03/05/2011 10:46:42 AM CST
Mama Hypno says ...
I've been in search of an appropriate CD to play for my kids--one that is not "too babyish" for my 10 yr DD yet understandable by my 5 yr DS; perhaps with meditation or hypnotic positive suggestions reflective of how we live. I play a bit of Stephen Halpern and found "Magic in the Mirror" and like another person stated, don't know why I haven't purchased Putumayo--perhaps I was waiting for Dreamland!
03/01/2011 9:53:16 PM CST
Ashley says ...
I don't, but I love putting it on for the little ones I care for when it's getting close to rest time. It helps them to slow down.
03/02/2011 2:39:54 PM CST
Kris Hulin says ...
I love listening to relaxing music, a good way to relieve stress. I love being introduced to new music and Putumayo is new for me.
03/02/2011 8:56:30 PM CST
shana says ...
I love the putumayo yoga cd for relaxation. All of the music on the Putumayo label is wonderful. Thank you Whole Foods, for recognizing quality product, once again.
03/02/2011 8:56:57 PM CST

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