Mother Theresa wrote:Finally, at bedtime, I've discovered nothing puts her to sleep like a good CD of Buddha music. You know the kind. The CDs you can pick up in a night market or Buddha supply store, made up of nothing more than soothing, rythmic, repetetive chanting of "ami tofu" over and over and over, till your child, or you, is in a deep deep slumber.
I became a fan of sorts of Raihan from the time I first heard their music on a public bus in KL in the '90's. On that same trip, I came across a CD they had just released and bought it. I rediscovered the CD about a year ago, and discovered it seems to have magical properties: It put my son to sleep by the middle of the 2nd song, and then the next night the same thing happened.
It helps that songs (hymns?) like Puji Pujian are easy to rock to. And if had any real linguistic talent, I'd be able to singalong by now, cause the music is kinda catchy. A couple months later, I wisened up and looked up Raihan's other music on Spotify. Allah be praised, there were a couple albums, so I made a playlist and we played it every evening since to get the kid to bed. 4 out of 5 times, it works like a charm.
Then, last night, all the Raihan music disappeared from Spotify. I have some of their songs on a couple other playlists and one that is all Raihan music -- all gone. I still have the original disc that I bought in the '90's to get the baby into Sleep Mode, but I'm disappointed to have lost access to all that other great music.
I'll try out the Bhuddist Chant CDs. I'll try some Gregorian chant, too, but that may sound creepy. Can you suggest music (chant or otherwise) that works really well in calming toddlers and sending them off to dreamland?