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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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Sam says …

The "Naked Music" collection

michael says …

i <3 listening to nature sounds or to the "musical massage" series ...

Michelle G says …

My kids enjoy music and the Putamayo collections are a great way to introduce them to many different forms/styles of music. I enjoy listening to music before I go to sleep, usually something quiet and low-key. My girls especially love when I sing to them before bed.

Geralyn Petronzi says …

This sounds abolutely charming. I would love to give them to my Grand Nieces to listen to. Their parents have surrounded them with all types of music since the day they were born. This would be a wonderful addition to their collection.

Sara says …

My kids like falling asleep to picnic playground and latin playground. I think Acoustic Dreamland would be a hit around here.

erica says …

omgoodness! we LOVE putamayo! have almost every one of the cds here:) thanks for the chance!

Melissa Jones says …

I do fall asleep a lot while listening to music. Just for that purpose: personally, I've only tried classical music and nature sounds while trying to fall asleep. But would be very interested in listening to this acoustic series!

Izzy says …

Would love to hear these..any help getting the lil one off to dreamland is appreciated!

Cherrie says …

I love world music. Putumayo puts out some really nice stuff. My sister is a kindergarten teacher and her birthday is March 15th...If I win it, I'll give it to her for a BD gift. Think of how many years of "littles" will hear the music at nap-time at school. Ahhh....Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Gayle Jaya Precht says …

I love these CDs so much...I have used some of them in my group exercise classes and my yoga students especially enjoy them..would love to add more to my collection,I am sure my students would hear them and want their own to purchase !!!namaste..

bridget says …

I LOVE falling asleep listening to music - Jazz, classical, world... I'm trying to encourage my children to appreciate world music, and they seem to really like most of it. I'm on a zydeco/ cajun kick right now.

Vicki says …

We own several Putamayo CDs and now are enjoying purchasing them for our grandson!

Jessica Fairclough says …

I do like to listen to music to fall asleep. My children love classical and recently have started listening to Inkas Wasi to fall asleep. They are a great Peruvian group. My youngest fights sleep with all of her might - I would love to win these CDs in hopes to give sleep a fighting chance!

sharon says …

my daughter loves putamayo, as do I. we have asian dreamland and dreamland and love them both!

Maureen says …

Would love these for my one year old nephew..

Kathi Ward says …

these look very exciting! Are there samples of the music in the store or on-line?

Bepkom says …

@Kathi: Absolutely! Visit the Putumayo Kids website for music samples from the CD: http://www.putumayo.com/en/putumayo_kids.php

Jessie C. says …

Will have to check this out!! Would def be nice to win a copy ;-)

Jennifer Griffin says …

I'm still trying to find the right combination to help my little guy wind down before bed. He's a wiggler, can't sit (or lie) still even when it's time for bed. Definitely willing to give this a try!

Shatarbra says …

Wow sounds like I have been missing out I will have to pick up a CD ASAP!

Thomas Triplett says …

Loved all of the Putamayo music discs that I have purchased over the years. Thanks!!

Abby Hugill says …

I love exposing my 2 month old to all kinds of music, and he loves falling asleep listening to soothing tunes!!

Barbara says …

I love Putamayo CD's..I am a pianist and also composer of peaceful music. Music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul and brings peace to the mind.

Angela says …

Would love to have this for my baby, due March 15th!

Joy says …

I love listening to ambient music to soothe me into sleep.

Holly says …

I could really use this! My almost 5 year old & my 9 month old both fight sleep awful...This would be good to help them both relax!

Shel says …

I haven't listened to this one yet- but I love the other Putamayo cds that I have! Will definitely add this one to the collection; and probably buy some for gifts for my little nieces too!

Cherie Hotchkiss says …

I'm a yoga instructor and my current favorite relaxation MP3 is 'Long Time Sun' by Hari Bhajan Kaur from 'On This Day, A Celebration Of Life'. My husband and I recently moved back to our roots due to a death in the family and are reestablishing ourselves in the community. I am not yet teaching a children's class, but hope to soon. Music is healing for our bodies and soul.

Justinian says …

We put our baby to sleep to a playlist and this would be a great addition!

Maggie Cast says …

Usually it's the hum of the tv that puts me to sleep but I would love to try the music!

Theresa says …

These would be great for my little grandbabies! At 1, 3, & 5 years old, it's the perfect age for this.

Natosha says …

We turn on the radio to bluegrass to help my daughter fall asleep.

Sarah says …

Chopin's Berceuse never fails for my little boys. I mean, never. When all else fails, turn this on and I can see their muscles relaxing to zzzland.

krista says …

I love to relax with my girls and listen to music. after a long day, some new music to listen to would be refreshing

Laura greenwald says …

My two kids always live to fall asleep to relaxing music. We especially like lullabies from different cultures

Jules says …

My 18 month old granddaughter loves music and this would be perfect to share with her.

Rebecca says …

My children are having some trouble falling asleep at a decent hour, perhaps some relaxing music like this would help them before bed. :)

Laura greenwald says …

My kids love to fall asleep to music, especially lullabies from different cultures.

Sarah H. says …

We love listening to Enya to unwind, as well as Putumayo's African Dreamland. My kids also love to listen to Angel Bear Yoga's meditations :)

Morgan says …

Enya is always great to relax before bedtime, but I'd love to try these CDs!

Irene Saxe says …

I've had a sleep problem for many years. Nothing I've tried has worked for me. This sounds like it might help.

Lisa says …

I do not fall sleep listening to music - not sure why not, but my kids always do. They always listen to the Baby Einstein lullaby classics, because that is the only relaxing CD we have.

Sarah says …

This sounds like a great way for my youngsters to relax at night. They are always so active before bed.

kai says …

Love all of the Putamayo music! Falling asleep to soothing sounds ensures a peaceful night of sleep.

Barb says …

What a great baby gift this would be for my friend!! Although I'd probably keep one for my massage time!! Stingy? Perhaps, but.... oh well!!

Paula Marie says …

have a few of these cds and love the variety and mood settings they create...i still have a long list of others to get....always something different and new..a fresh change from typical radio...

Tara Batey says …

This sounds like it will be a wonderful compilation for my 11 month old son!

Robin Jones says …

I've never heard of your label and I would love to try it out! I listen to George Winston when I need to relax or classical music. I also play calming music when I am working on my reflexology clients.

Connie says …

I love my Eckhart Tolle's Music to Quiet the Mind and more so I love to listen to my Kundalini Meditation Music CD when we go to sleep. And sometimes Norah Jone's ;)) Classical music or Enya are great too!

Alicia says …

I enjoy all types of soothing, meditation music. I perform Reiki, and sometimes if I do it before bed, I'll just let the music keep playing as I fall asleep. I don't want to become addicted to falling asleep to music, but every once in awhile, it's just so peaceful.

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