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Putumayo's Latest: Instrumental Dreamland

Congratulations to our winner, Susan C. from New York, and thanks to everyone who entered!

Are your kids ready for bed?

Quite a number of years ago, I started putting my daughter to bed listening to various Dreamland CDs from Putumayo Kids. I always enjoyed listening along with her as we wound down the evening.

At almost 14 years old, she still listens to a Dreamland CD every night. Enter Instrumental Dreamland, a collection of soothing tunes for relaxation and bedtime. The first all-instrumental album from the label, it’s the 6th release in the award-winning, best-selling Dreamland series, which has long helped parents around the world ease their children to sleep. The colorful CD package features informative child-friendly notes about the origin of the music and featured artists, as well as Nicola Heindl’s distinctive artwork.

Here’s how Putumayo describes it:

Instrumental Dreamland features exceptional renditions of such classics as “Brahms’ Lullaby,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “What a Wonderful World.” We scoured the world for music that incorporates relaxing instruments such as the harp, piano, acoustic guitar and kora. Artists include Malian griot and kora master Balla Tounkara, Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, Brazilian guitarist Reginaldo Frazatto, Jr., Irish multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan and American pianist Michael Allen Harrison.

The selections were chosen for their calming effect and appeal to children and adults alike. An instrumental lullaby CD has been the most requested children’s album since we began the label.

Instrumental Dreamland is available in most Whole Foods Market stores now.

What’s your favorite music for you, with or without kids, to wind down to? Let us know in the comments below for a chance to win a 6-CD set from Putumayo’s Dreamland series.

Comment by March 21st for a chance to win. We’ll choose one comment at random to receive the CDs.