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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.

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A G says …

Dreamland CD is the best. The kids school introduced it to them during "nap time" in early chilhood and now it's the go to get them to just relax (and eventually fall asleep).

CHERYL says …

i plan on upping all the recycling in my home and cleaning all the items that land on my lawn from my neighbors

rena cuno says …

What a wonderful piece of work! My 3 month old grandson and my very active 5 year old granddaughter are calmed by the music. I would love to win and share all the music with them. Its a great bonding experience and gives their mommy and daddy a break too. :)

kara rane says …

I LOVE music*! peaceful & happy--> Chiya Barima Nepali folk fusion by Binod Katuwal thank You~

Erin says …

I'd love to listen to this to help ME fall asleep!

Carrie says …

We love instrumental lullabies and classics with children's musical sounds like baby Einstein. World music is great and I've been a long time fan of it including putamayo.

Melody says …

I would love to win this for my 9-month-old!

Kaye says …

Putomayo kids music is awesome!!! wrote would be great to listen to this new CD to slow me down with my 6 year old daughter, 3 year old son and 1 month old baby boy! =)

Gail Hradek says …

I've been searching for a CD that would be relaxing and soothing. I love classical music but it doesn't always work well for drifting off to sleep. This sounds wonderful!

Cal says …

Classical, Native American Songs, and some of the songs from Celtic Woman.

Lisa says …

My favorite is "Eagle Dances with the Wind" by the duo Red Tail Chasing Hawks. It's beautiful and relaxing, and it seems to help calm the children down too.

Nithya Satyaswaroopan says …

My favorite track is Devi Prayer by Craig Pruess and Ananda. It's incredibly soothing and healing on a deep soul level. It's a 21 minute love and gratitude chant to the Divine Mother in all of her forms and expressions. The vocals are by Ananda who has an amazing, etheral voice that can melt just about anyone. I highly recommend taking a listen to yourself! Love and blessings to all.

jen says …

Kohler Waters Spa CD vol. 2 is amazing and reminds me of our time at the resort and spa!

Liberty says …

I myself listen to Putomayo Cd's and have quite a collection going, I have heard the Dreamland CD and love it as much as the ones I listen to. My niece calms down when it's her CD and when I play my collection she is always dancing around.

Kerry says …

These are great! I would love to win this. My favorite CD right now for our pending baby (due so soon!) is "The Planet Sleeps." It's an amazing collection of lullabies from around the world. It's been playing every time I go into the nursery to get things ready. It makes me so excited!

Teresa says …

Right now this minute I'm listening to the sound track of 'Chocolat' with a glass of wine and I'm loving it. :)

Sherry Klein says …

Peter Calo "Peaceful Easy Feeling" CD An instrumental tribute to the music of The Eagles with guitar, strings, sax and more... It puts my two grandchildren and me to sleep :)

Carol Cyr says …

I have a 41/2 yr old hyer active grandaughter who resides with her Pa and myself so music is so important to calm her and myself. Thanks So So Much Carol Cyr

peter says …

Dreamlike wintery christmas style instrumental music that make you feel like you are in a magical land.

Kristen Connor says …

My 3 yr old has a teddy bear that plays an MP3 player; complete with speakers in the feet. His bedtime playlist includes classical music and Enya. Music is a great way to get him to relax and get ready for bed.

Peter Buckley says …

Putumayo puts music in my life for every occasion. I have blues, Arabic, Portuguese, romantic, soul, etc... Now I have something for my grandson. Thanks Putumayo.

John b says …

Bruce Springsteen's The Rising. They love it.

Elizabeth says …

We start with a little Elizabeth Mitchell and then followup with Celtic Dreamland. Nice and calm, a great way to end the evening.

Rachel says …

We listen to George Winston's December album, but have been needing a change!

Sharon Bousquet says …

We love Jane Roman Pitt's "Midnight Lullaby", a collection of lullabies for both kids and adults. Great production on this CD! Jane's voice is warm and soothing. Also, "How Spirit Sings" by Beaucoup Shakti has beautiful inspirational music, many of which are slower tempo and relaxing.

Mej Jenkins says …

My son always fell asleep to the CD, "Sleep Sound in Jesus", a collection of Christian songs and lullabys with very soothing music in the background....the songs fade in at the beginning and ending so there is continual gentle music without a jarring start and finish to each song so that baby stays asleep. I, personally sometimes fall asleep to beautiful and gentle piano and other instrumental music.

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