Friday, July 6, 2012

Putumayo Kids Presents - Instrumental Dreamland: A CD Review

Putumayo Kids will release Instrumental Dreamland, a collection of soothing tunes for relaxation and bedtime. The first all-instrumental album from the label, it is the 6th release in the award-winning, best-selling Dreamland series, which has long helped parents around the world ease their children to sleep.
Instrumental Dreamland features exceptional renditions of such classics as “Brahms’ Lullaby,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “What a Wonderful World.” Putumayo 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. As Putumayo Founder Dan Storper explains, “These 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."
You can listen to samples of Instrumental Dreamland here.
My Review:
Putumayo Kids has done it again, this time with a beautiful collection of instrumental lullabies. With classics like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and What a Wonderful World, and new to me songs like Bressay Lullaby (USA) and The Lark (Ireland) this CD has been a staple in my home for several weeks, with most of its playing occurring during quiet/nap time. Each song in hauntingly calming, and I love that my children are being exposed to music from around the world. This is one children's lullaby CD's that I will be using for a long time to come. It is just beautiful.
I highly recommend this CD and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Putumayo Kids Present Instrumental Dreamland at your favorite music retailer
***I received a complimentary copy of the above CD, courtesy of Putumayo World Music, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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