superdumb supervillain: Hawaiian Playground CD giveaway

Monday, March 03, 2008

Hawaiian Playground CD giveaway

***WINNERS PICKED 3/11 WITH RANDOM.ORG***
CONGRATULATIONS:
One Crafty Mama!!!
My children love their Putomayo CDs (and so do I). I can't wait to hear this one!
AND
ladypawnbroker (non-blogger)!!!
my youngest daughter and I love Reggae music! So the reggae playground would be right for us!



I first discovered the concept of "world music" when I worked at Waterloo back in the day. One of the buyers was constantly trying to show the rest of us that lots of worthwhile music does not necessarily subscribe to the two guitars, bass and drums mentality… that, in fact, much of the world's music doesn't even feature guitars. Huh? He gave me a couple of sampler discs (probably mix tapes!) to peruse. I remember a David Byrne-curated Luaka Bop compilation and some Putumayo releases (who knew the hippie clothing brand distributed records?!) that seemed like anthropological expeditions in sound. I was hooked.

Almost twenty years later, Putumayo Kids is spreading the gospel of world music to the next generation. They've released a plethora of cross-cultural "playgrounds" and lullabies targeted at kids but enjoyable enough for the whole family to share. Their latest release is Hawaiian Playground, which is particularly dear to me because I grew up in the islands and have a soft spot for Hawaiiana.



Far from being a cheesy, touristy concoction, Hawaiian Playground is a gently swaying breeze of an album. It makes me want to be barefoot and eat spam musubi from a truck on the beach. Yes, that's a good thing. Even the token songs by non-Hawaiians put me into an island frame of mind. Joe McDermott's Come to Hawaii, is an old-timey romp that makes me want to pull out slack key guitar records and drink pineappley drinks with umbrellas on them. (Incidentally, Joe also fronted one of my favorite bands in Austin, Grains of Faith.)

If you'd like to win your own copy of Hawaiian Playground (a $15 value!), please comment on this post with your favorite type of world music and which Putumayo release you are most interested in! Entries will be accepted through March 10th and I'll pick two winners using Random.org. US/Canada readers only, please, unless you want to pay for international shipping.

Make sure you leave an email address in your comment or that you have one accessible on your blog so you can be contacted if you win! If I can't find your email, I will have to pick a new winner. Only one entry/comment per person, please.


If you prefer not to leave your email, you can also check for your name at Prizey.Fetch, a new site that compiles winners in one convenient place:

101 comments:

  1. Reggae music is my favorite type of world music and thus, I would love to have a copy of reggae playground. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  2. Hello, Our family has such eclectic tastes in music, I think any of these cds would be wonderful. The Celtic,Reggae, Hawaiian, etc. Please enter me in your fabulous drawing. Thanks very much, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  3. I love Hawaiian and Italian music. I would be most interested in the Hawaiian Playground.
    Thank you,
    Kathry

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  4. My family is from Hawaii and island music always relaxes me and makes me feel at home. So Hawaiian playground is perfect for me. So basically, my favorite world music is Hawaiian but if I have to pick something else, I would have to say Irish/Celtic & therefore Celtic Dreamland would be something I would be interested in listening to.

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  5. would love to win... thanks :)

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  6. We'd go for the Folk Playground CD. Both hubby and I are suckers for good fold music when the mood hits us!

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  7. I love African and folk music and would be most interested in either of those two CDs. We have Animal Playground on constant rotation in the car. Thanks for the giveaway! (and yes, I'll check Prizey Fetch - great service!)

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  8. this sounds like it would be some thing cool to own

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  9. Being of Scottish decent, I love Celtic music most of all. Celtic Dreamland has caught my eye for some time now! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

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  10. They all sound wonderful, I like a variety. Celtic Dreamland would be the one, if I had to pick one, that I'd like the most.

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  11. I actually like just about all the putamayo CDs...especially world playground...

    I would love to have the Hawaiian one, and thanks for the contest,

    http://mommysweeps.blogspot.com/

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  12. Judy AschenbrennerMarch 04, 2008 8:55 AM

    I'm a lover of the Folk Playground...but would love to win this Hawaiian flavor!

    Thanks!

    poovey1[at]charter[dot]net

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  13. I love celtic music, with reggae coming in a close second. All the island sounds are great! :)

    nifferjeno at gmail dot com

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  14. We would love the fold playground CD...thanks so much!!
    stbaisch[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  15. My daughter would just love this - she loves allt he putamayo cds we own!

    rap9r(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Reggae or Latin!
    dansan826 at yahoo

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  17. I love folk music, but would love to hear the Hawaiian one!

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  18. I love rock myself.

    1agordon[at]roadrunner.com

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  19. I love the African beat but since my heritage is Asian, I would also love to own a copy of their Asian Dreamland for the kiddies. :)

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  20. My daughter loves African music, so I'm interested in African Playground.
    teamtwofer[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. I am interested in Asian Dreamland as my daughter is adopted from China...

    Thanks,
    Lisa
    hianded[at]earthlink[dot]net

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  22. I love blues guitar so the Putumayo album that interests me is "American Blues".

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  23. How fun I love the variety of music...don't laugh ....on my Brilliant Babies Cd..it has multi cultural music...native american, dutch, latin including animal sounds in the yukatan! COOL
    thanks for this fun Cd heads up!
    Warmly,
    Stacy~Creativemuse
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5023227
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52895107@N00/

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  24. We already have the Latin Playground as we love anything in Spanish, but I'd love to have Celtic Dreamland so that my kids stop asking for the same Enya CD every time it's time for quiet time!

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  25. We love Putumayo CDs. My daughter loves the Latin jazz ones.

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  26. I really love Zydeco music but would also like to hear their World Playground CD.

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  27. I love Celtic music. Euro Groove

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  28. salsa is my favorite world music and i'd be interested in hearing the world playground cd.
    great giveaway!
    angiegammage at rogers dot com

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  29. We already have some"adult" Putumayo CDs and love them, especially the Pacific Islands one...I think that's what is called. For our LO I'd like the Sing Along CD. Thanks for the chance!

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  30. I think any of these cds would be wonderful. The Celtic,Reggae, Hawaiian, etc.

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  31. I have heard wonderful things about these cds and would love to hear them. Our children love mariachi music. (I hope I'm spelling that right!)

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  32. raggae love the island music great beat

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  33. My favorite world music is probably Zydeco. I would love to also check out the Putumayo Celtic CD!

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  34. I love tons of world music! Reggae, Celtic, French... love Putumayo! The reggae cd looks great.
    :)

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  35. I love Italian folk music and my brother is sharing his African stuff with me as of late. I'd love this CD and would love the Brazilian playground one sometime too!
    sanna1999{at}verizon{dot}net

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  36. reggae!!!
    Inna
    innabelov at hotmail dot com

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  37. My children love their Putomayo CDs (and so do I). I can't wait to hear this one!

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  38. celtic dreamland!

    drgarnecki [at] gmail [dot] com

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  39. I'd love the Celtic Dreamland and the French Playground. I actually love a wide variety of music. :)

    adashofsassitude (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. I got hooked on Hawaiian slack string guitar years ago. So soothing.

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  41. I love African music, and Hawaiian is lovely!

    taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

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  42. I just LOVE playing music for my baby girl ... she adores it and lights up everytime I play something new!

    I love reggae and folk type music...would love the Hawaiian Playground or the Folk one ... can't decide! lol

    ~melody~

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  43. I love Celtic music. My children and I are rapidly wearing our Celtic Baby CD out. So I would choose Celtic Dreamland :O)

    imanoptimisticbeauty[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  44. I like cuban folk. I like the new Hawaiian albulm

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  45. Right now I like a lot of Indian with some Iva Bittova (Huljet on at the moment) on the side :) She's amazing.

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  46. reggae playground-sounds wonderful!

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  47. I have always liked reggae and hawaiian music, hope to win.

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  48. My favorite world music is Hawaiian. I would love to have Hawaiian Playground.

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  49. Afro-Cuban is my favorite (a la Buena Vista Social Club), so I would go with Cuba if I went shopping from the catalog...though really I'd love to delve into the whole catalog.

    I would love Hawaiian Playground, though.

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  50. I like reggae and the CD would be the African dreamland

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  51. We enjoy so many types of music, but mainly Celtic, Latin, Bluegrass, and Hawaiian.

    We would love to get the Celtic Dreamland CD, or the Latin Jazz. Very cool!

    Angie
    rioosodesigns(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  52. Hmmmm....I'd have to say Celtic Dreamland would be probably be a good one for me.

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  53. I am a big fan of all types of music! Celtic, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Reggae - you name it.

    I think I would like to check out either Celtic Dreamland or African Dreamland.

    Great giveaway!
    sj1026(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. Your contest has been blogged on A Contest Blog at http://acontestblog.com/index.php/2008/superdumb-supervillain-hawaiian-playground-cd-giveaway/
    Good luck with your contest.

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  55. I love Celtic music, and so I'd love to give Celtic Dreamland a shot!

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  56. I love reggae/Carribean world music and would love the World Reggae album.

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  57. I'm excited for this giveaway, this Hawaiian CD sounds like a lot of fun. I'd also love to hear the Celtic Dreamland CD.

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  58. Celtic music...and the CD Celtic Dreamland...I love Irish music. Thanks!

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  59. I'd really love to win this...

    edurbin@sbcglobal.net

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  60. We love Celtic, and Acoustic African, and Greek and Hawaiian and it goes on and on. We have several of the Putumayo CD's checked out from the library and would love to own one.

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  61. I love Hawaii and it's music

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  62. i love french music, it just so beautiful! the new orleans playground sounds really great!

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  63. hi there, first time on your blog!
    I'd love to win the Hawaiian CD! I don't know much about the music of Hawaii so it would be fantastic!

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  64. I am interested in Euro Groove.
    I love Reggae, electronica and more

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  65. Reggae and also Hawaiian/"Jawaiian". Have to go with Hawaiian Playground since I was born there!

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  66. I really love Hawaiian music and Israeli music as well.

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  67. I love Asian music! This is a great giveaway!

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  68. The Celtic Dreamland is my favorite.. and I am all about folk music when it comes to world music.

    I blogged you too
    http://www.prizeatron.com

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  69. what a great prize...with a last name like Flanigan...our family favorite would have to be celtic!

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  70. Reggae so Putumayo's new Latin Reggae compilation
    barracudaron@sbcglobal.net

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  71. i would love anyone of these but the hawaiian above all

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  72. We love African Playground, but I can't wait to hear Hawaiian playground. Count me in.

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  73. thank you for the great contest

    enter me please

    pethof (at) gmail (dot) com

    we are all for the Celtic Dreamland

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  74. My favorite world music is reggae. I am most interested in the release Latin reggae - I don't know exactly what to expect, but with Latin and reggae music together, it has got to be good!
    kristie2 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  75. I really like reggae and caribbean music. I'm most looking forward to the African collection coming out.
    doot65 [at]comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  76. Latin music!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  77. Latin is among my favorites, but I'd love to hear the Hawaiian CD as well.

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  78. i love japanese and brazilian music

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  79. My son loves the latin jazz one. I'd love to get this one so he has more of a variety to play. I like latin music.

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  80. I love Caribbean Playground it makes me smile everytime I hear it.

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  81. My favorite world music is Japanese pop and rock as well as Korean pop.

    The Putumayo releases I'd buy are Asian Lounge and Asian Groove.

    Arigato for the contest.

    tonylethal@aol.com

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  82. Hawaiian music is actually my favorite music. That is why I am entering this great contest. I am interested in the Ruro Groove album.
    kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

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  83. I generally love the LATIN Cd's the most but since we just returned from MAUI and had Hawaiian music playing so often I would LOVE LVOE LOVE this one Hawaiian Playground

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  84. I really like African music (like Youssou N'Dour) and Brazilian music. I have to say that the Hawaiian Playground cd sounds like something my kids would really enjoy.

    krdevaney[at]charter[dot]net

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  85. a lil bit of everything :)

    klp1965@verizon.net

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  86. my youngest daughter and I love Reggae music! So the reggae playground would be right for us!

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  87. I love Nigerian music - particularly Fela Kuti. I'd also love to try the Brazilian Playground.

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  88. Asian Dreamland or Celtic Dreamland.

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  89. The Latin playground, or the Hawaiian playground sound like fun. We love all kinds of music.

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  90. I love Latin music. My favorite release is the African Dreamland.

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  91. My favorite is the Hawaiian Playground. Would love to win. enter me please. thanks.

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  92. I love all music it just depends on my mood but I love Hawaiian music & I am planning our trip to Hawaii so I would love to have the Hawaiian playground to get me in the mood while planning & researching.

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  93. the Folk and the Italian interest me.

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  94. I've acquired a taste for the music of northern Mexico. We're plenty interested in Celtic Dreamland; Hawaiian Playground sounds good, too! Thanks for the contest.

    emhagedon at gmail

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