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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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Conor says …

my 3 year old absolutely loves putumayo's new orleans playground CD!

Kirill says …

Putumayo is the best among the most wonderful music projects ever! And this very album devoted to kids and their parents will be another diamond in their outstanding collection.

Elizabeth Kochis says …

Great news! I lovelovelove these collections!!!

Soledad says …

After purchasing Putumayo for me staring years ago, I started purchasing the kids CD's once my son was born, however I have to say I enjoy them a lot as well !! it's also a great way to get familiar with new voices such as it happened with A. Kidjo/Naima in Dreamland CD. At the end is music for everyone in the family!

Amy Woolace says …

I love to fall asleep listening to relaxing music. Sometimes I find a new radio station or play familiar tunes that help my mind melt into dreamland. For me and my 7 month old, we love to fall asleep to Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Gypsy Kings and the like. We look forward to drifting blissfully into Acoustic Dreamland. Amy and Adeline

Marcie says …

day fades to night as Putumayo lullabies rock children to sleep

Katy Gallaher says …

My husband and I have slowly been purchasing all of the children's Putumayo music for our girls. We want our girls to have a worldly perspective and appreciate other cultures. What better way to do this, than with fun music. I love the "Dreamland" CDs because we play music for our girls to sleep to.

Sarah says …

I love listening to Elizabeth Mitchell (especially 3 little birds) and Keb Mo to fall asleep. I also love listening to my baby's sleep sheep to help me fall asleep. I would love to win this collection!

Lisa says …

We are a musical family - love listening to all sorts of music. This set of cds would make an excellent soundtrack for our evening wind down before bedtime.

Marcie says …

Everyone in our house loves Putumayo's music collections. We own lots of the Playground and Dreamland CDs. The music inspires both my children and I to be creative and explore other cultures. With that idea in mind, here is a Japanese style haiku in honor of Putumayo music. Day fades to night as Putumayo lullabies Rock children to sleep

Sharee says …

My two boys go to sleep listening to music every night. It acts as white noise, as a soother, and an entertainer if they don't fall asleep right away. We have a few cds already -- Celtic Dreamland and one that is just titled Dreamland. They would love more music to listen to -- it helps to have some variety! Love the musical experience and cultural awareness it offers them (among other things)...

genevieve metzger says …

We have played a rhythmic noise and soothing sounds for our 6 month old since before he was born. He goes to sleep with no trouble and his daddy and I do too! Music is a wonderful way to literally soothe one's soul. I have played it in past special education classrooms for years and it always makes a beautiful difference. Putamayo is a fantastic series we always run to our library for :)

Jenney-Joy Witherspoon says …

I like going to sleep to soft inspirational music. It helps me to review my day, count my blessings, and remain thankful for what I DO have rather than complain about what I don't!

Catherine says …

Stress is something I've always had issues with, (as I'm sure most do) especially when its time to sleep. Something inside me just can't 'turn off'. My thoughts just race around, things to do.... things to come..... ideas.... fears...... you name it its running through my head. I tried sleep aids and aroma therapy, heck, I even tried actual therapy. I made my room into a cold (67) dark cave, and even removed all electronics. And still, nothing helped. Then, heard that listening to calming music 45- 60 before bedtime helped with restful sleep. About 2 years ago my mom had even started playing 'sleep' music while she slept and I was curious how it worked. So I completed my regular routine, shower, diming lights and winding down, but this time I added the soothing music. At first I didn't think anything if it, and even had my doubts. As I got into bed I realized I was actually a lot calmer and felt very relaxed. I don't want you to think that I just automatically passed out. I didn't. But I was asleep within an hour, with less stress and fewer thoughts, and for me that was a major improvement. I've been doing this now for about 6 months, and it has made a major change in my life. It does take time, and it does take practice, but I truly am a believer. Music makes a huge difference in our lives. It can perk us up, explain our emotions, get us through a tough time, happy time, and even calm the noise of a busy and hectic world. Different things work for different people, all I can say is, try it, you'll never know until you do.

Rai says …

Yo tengo dos años, y con putumayo estoy creciendo! Humara ghar me bahaut sangita hai. Je suis un enfante du monde!

Shannon says …

I would love to expose my children to this music!

Shannon says …

I play celtic lullabies for my four year old daughter at bedtime. This Dreamland set sounds absolutely dreamy!

stacy hancock says …

my children all love music! always looking for new things to expand our minds!

Diane Sweeney says …

This looks like a must have to add to our collection :-)

Tyrah says …

I would love to win this! We love the Dreamland CD, but don't actually listen to music when we lay down to sleep.

SarahR says …

This would be awesome for long car trips... My toddler fights naps while traveling.

Jojo says …

Every morning my son wakes up asking, "Mus? Mus?" (not so obviously meaning music) and dashes to the cd player. If I don't turn music on immediately, we're in for a rough day. This set sounds fabulous.

martha says …

Wonderful! Can hardly wait. Will be great not only for the five year old grandson, but the new baby sister or brother when it arrives in August!

becca wall says …

My kids love your music listen at home in car at bed time and their birthday parties everytime of day in our home is putamayo time

Holly Piper-Smith says …

My son (1 year old) would love this! And I would love some more variety in our bedtime and naptime music!

Susan Bergmeier says …

love this music!

Heather says …

My baby and I love Putamayo CDs - particularly the African and Asian Dreamland cds. We also enjoy the Calm Children Collection for winding down to sleep.

Greta says …

I'm trying to put together sweet songs to play for our little one due in May and this CD would be perfect! :D

Jen says …

We are devoted Putumayo fans - they are my kids go-to music in the car. My kids also listen to bedtime music - Enya, Raffi and various Celtic music are the favorites. The Acoustic Dreamland series would make a great addition to our collection!

Lyn LaGreca says …

I always enjoy sampling the Putumayo CDs, but have never bought one (they just aren't in the budget, I'm afraid). I would love to win these!

Kath h says …

This is what I need for my DH. He often has trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. He loves all types of music (plays bass) and would welcome new experiences and the calming effect music can provide.

colleen morrissey says …

I love the Putumayo series, I collect them, especially the playground series, dreamland,lounge series,and the women around the world & acoustic. I borrow from the library, and buy several new ones every year at the holidays, as gifts for my daughter, her friends, and nieces and nephews! I have discovered so many new artists and musical genres through Putumayo, I really appreciate the effort that goes into compiling them..Lullabys are so sweet for sending the lil ones off to dreamland, I look forward to this collection coming home to us!

Melissa says …

I love Vivaldi for relaxing

Michelle says …

I love introducing music to my 3 year old son from around the world and he also enjoys it!

SiliMama says …

Our little one is 6 months old and he loves to listen to all kinds of music, he even sings to it! We would love to add something different and new for him to listen to and nap time music would be great :)

Danielle says …

I'm a music teacher who uses these playground CD's in class. The kids really love them and the adults do too!!!

Karen says …

Putumayo never fails in their quality, from the beautiful artistic backdrops of art to the soothing tunes themselves. It makes me believe that life can be this way, that there is hope in peace. Thank you for Acoustic Dreamland.

Kimberly Sweetman says …

We love Celtric Dreamland and African Dreamland at our house!

Michele says …

Sounds like a CD this big kid at heart would enjoy dozing off to.

Holly A says …

I am a big fan of Putumaya CD's. I actually enjoy listening to the Italian Cafe and Parisian Cafe CD's to relax and unwind. Alternatively, I have some Tibetan chant meditation tracks I listen to destress and sleep.

Cindy says …

I just introduced Putamayo to my children not long ago. Love it!

Teresa says …

I love falling asleep to classical music. Unfortunately, the local classic radio station (which I'd fallen asleep to since I was a kid) went off the air, so I now listen to CDs from the library.

Tracie says …

I heard about Putumayo for the first time just this week! My son loves music and this would be a perfect addition to our collection.

Lee says …

I love putumayo series and would like to get this collection and give it to my first baby who will come to us this september to make our lives a dreamland!!!! I am 10 weeks of pregnancy! & hope their music can help cure my morningsickness :)

MIchael Mann says …

Puntamayo produces the best kid cds - and doesn't hurt that I love listening too.

Debbie Chioffe says …

Having had insomnia all my life I am especially interested in products and things to help assure my little Ryland a beautiful, comforting and peaceful nights sleep. One of the best things that I can think of is music and this prize is exactly what WE need! I would love to win this compassionate, lovely CD set! We love to fall asleep to music! Debbie Chioffe dksugarpaws@yahoo.com

Holly O'Driscoll says …

we love animal playground-- sometimes I hum 'animal crackers in the human zoo' around the house!

Becky says …

Our family loves Putumayo world music! We have several cd's.... just purchased the Asian Dreamland for my daughter and she loves it! (mom does too!) She has been listening to it every night at bedtime since she received it as a Valentine's gift.

Kristen says …

Blackbird the Sarah Mclachlan version :)

Eileen says …

I love this music...take me away from the course of the day and put me where I feel free ...great selection of music, I enjoy the diversity of Putamayo releases!

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