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New Putumayo: Acoustic Dreamland

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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ecologique says …

I could really use this to help get to sleep.

Louise Kristofferson says …

My one and a half year old son and I co-sleep and we love falling asleep to the different Putumayo CDS. During the day we love listening to African and Hawaiian Playground and all the different Reggae cds. I love these Cds because both my son and I can listen over and over and not get tierd of them. Plus I love watching my little son get down and dance. He will come running and start dancing when he hears one of these cds :)

CeeBee says …

This will be very relaxing not only for our grand-children, but all ages, especially my 89 year old father who lives with us in his twilight years. This music will light and delight even the rough at heart.

Emily Bail says …

aww this sounds nice! A little help at bedtime would be so nice:)

Alesia Miller says …

Fantastic CD for kids and adults alike.

Artemesia says …

Love to own this beautiful CD set and share it with my family.

Alex says …

sounds kind and enjoyable to listen to...Spreading good vibrations. yea!

Pam Dean says …

I have shared many Putamayo CDs with family and friends. Would love to have this set for my grandchildren!

Clare Shavor says …

I first fell in love with Celtic Dreamland when my nephew was born 7 years ago. Since then, I've been able to introduce my own son to the fantastic collections of world music that Putumayo offers. I can't wait to hear this one! I love the idea of a storybook too! Keep up the good work!

Kemborllay says …

nice sounds, pleasing notes that usher in calm serene moments

charlene says …

Hope they have chanting monks.

Shirley Woo-Hwang says …

I am an early childhood music teacher and love the Putumayo series. I like to end my classes with a lullaby and would love to expose more high quality music to my young students.

debbie says …

To be honest I can't say I have a favorite we have about 10 Children's CD's and many of the adult one's as well, I just found a local legend and friend Jay Mankita on one of your CD's- how exciting!!! I have coped the CD's so that I have the dreamland music for my daughter to fall asleep to and the more active stuff such as the playground series we have in the car and on my computer to listen to when we are driving or home. I have a I-tune folder that is just Putumayo and must admit I usually have it on shuffle and that is our background music for the day. I am especially fond of Trampolin, by Sås & Kopp - European Playground and pretty much everything on the African Playground CD just makes us want to move and grove!

Maria Gomez says …

When I want my 3 little ones to nod off I'll play nature sounds or Norah Jones. They don't even realize what hits them. :-) I've never heard about the Putumayo CD's but you guys have definitley peaked my interest. Sign me up!

Jennifer Thompson says …

I love Putumayo. We have several of their discs. My daughter requests Asian Lullaby quite often. I'm excited to see the song list and artists on this new one.

Janet says …

I love enya, she always works to relax me. I seen these displayed and would love to have them.

Jerrilyn Woodard-Entrekin says …

We enjoy listening to a variety of music, including at bedtime. Our now 5-year-old daughter has always gone to sleep to lullabies or spoken stories as well. Enya is our favorite for getting her to sleep on long car trips when we still need to stay awake. Dreamland is one of her lullaby CDs at home. I adore Putamayo CDs & she has others for "awake time."

Jean says …

I have twin grandaughters whom love music and I've never heard Putumayo before. I've just listened to their music samples and can really see how it would be wonderful for them and us in introducing music further more to them. The variety of around the world and culture is wonderful!

stephanie says …

my 14 month old loves music, morning noon and night!

Gladys says …

I would like this for my little girl. She can't fall asleep without her night time music. I myself find it very relaxing and helps me to unwind from the days stress. I can hear her signing till she falls asleep....

Melissa says …

My son loves the French CD. He immediately falls asleep. It's amazing!! Can't wait to check this one out.

Rachel says …

My son goes to sleep with Asian Dreamland every night. I give Putumayo cds to new parents - it is a gift for both the newborn and parent!

sarah says …

putumayo is perfect for any age. i purchased a lullaby set for my baby, and i find myself listening to it all the time (she's 6 now!).

Julie D says …

Anything from Joni Mitchell has generally put me to sleep for years.

steph shearer says …

The Putumayo listening kiosk is the highlight of our trips to Whole Foods for my son who just turned three. I have heard other kids beg for brownies in the checkout line but all he wants is a new Putumayo cd!

Linda Woodland says …

These are wonderful-as the grandmother of 4 young children, I love the fact that my kids play soft music every night as their kids fall asleep-these would be perfect choices to soothe them in to dreamland and to expose them to the music of other cultures!

kathleen narrow says …

My grandson,Elliot, 15 mos old, loves music. He dances the minute his parents play it. His mom danced and listened to classical, new age music before he was born. Heseems to appreciate all types. An eclectic child. I am sure he will appreciate your music.

Brenda Garner says …

We mainly hum songs that our parents and grandparents always sang to us. Rock a bye, Mockingbird, etc. Our Grandson is 7 months old and gentle music always puts him to sleep when he is tired and cranky. It's like pushing the Mute button on his cries. We will also put on some light jazz or nature sounds while he is sleeping during the day to make nap time longer :)

Margaret Constance says …

I love my Putamayo India CD.

Sarah says …

My very active children could use something to help them wind down. Putumayo Dreamland sounds like the perfect fix.

Julie says …

fantastic!

Julia Lehmann says …

Love all the Putumayo CDs...I get a new one every year for Christmas. And they're great to listen to while preparing meals.

Kasey says …

Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful set of cd's. Anything to help my little man fall asleep :)

Becky Hamilton says …

My sons were born in 1969 and 1973 and we used music to help them relax and go to sleep. Our oldest, Lee, loved the Beach Boys music. Our youngest son, Eddy, loved Roy Orbinson. Our boys learned to love music and we made sure they listened to all kinds of music. I've never listened to this music but I am going to try it.

Sarah says …

My toddler routinetly requests "Battu" from the African playground cd :) Love it!

Kurt says …

I enjoy music sometimes in the evening before bed. This looks great!

Pam Schwallier says …

We can all use help to get the sleep we need!

Audrey Hill says …

I play Putumayo CDs for my son John who has Cerebral Palsy. The music has a very special calming effect on him. I am sure this music would benefit those living with Alzheimer's or Autism. Those in Hospice care and even their care givers or anyone who just want to escape for a moment. I would love to win this set. Good luck everyone!

Ahava Steinbauer says …

I love Putumayo music. My family and I have opened our musical horizons through listening to music from all over the world. Now we have a 4 month old who loves music too!

mama k says …

Oh my boys would really enjoy these!

Kelly says …

I have the Putumayo Coffee cd and it is terrific. Can't wait to hear this one!

Donna says …

thank you

Becky says …

I love to find wonderful relaxing music to fall asleep to and would like to add this to my collection!

carolee says …

I like to fall asleep listening to soft music (enya) or nature sounds such as the ocean or running water.

Jodi Castallo says …

I would love this CD for my daughter, she listens to relaxing music as she is falling asleep.

Michelle Papp says …

My 4 year old great niece has a sleep disorder and I would love to see if this helps.

Greg Monahan says …

My Grandson Jack is 2 1/2. He listens to two CD's at bedtime and they are getting stale. I have been giving a lot thought recently as how to intoduce him to new cultures and Putamayo Kids CD sounds like one nice way to start.. (I would not mind it either!)

Rene says …

My favorite relaxing music is Mozart violin concertos. I've been looking for some new music to help my 14 month old fall asleep and Putumayo sounds wonderful!

David M says …

We have a 9 month old who loves to listen to music while falling asleep.

Victoria says …

Music helps me relax to where I can fall asleep easier. I like to listen to Zamfir's pan flute and George Davidson's piano. However, I've learned listening to ocean waves are not the best idea at bedtime...lol

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