Putumayo invites listeners to turn down the lights and relax to the tranquil melodies of beautiful lullabies and soothing songs from Africa, Europe, North and South America and Asia. More than simply a bedtime album for children, Dreamland:World Lullabies & Soothing Songs, to be released May 20, features beautiful, universally appealing songs that will create a calm ambiance for people of all ages.
Dreamland is the fifth recording in the acclaimed World Playground series of music and multicultural activity kits from Putumayo Kids. The people of the world speak different languages, have diverse customs and beliefs, wear different clothes and eat unique foods. But for all of our differences, we also have many things in common. One of these is the tradition of singing soft and loving songs to children to help them enter the enchanting place of sleep and dreams. Lullabies are important expressions of local traditions and culture. Many lullabies are ancient, with origins that date back hundreds of years, and they contain words and melodies that have been passed down from generation to generation.
The songs on Dreamland were intended to help children fall asleep, but adults will enjoy these relaxing and soothing melodies as well. Nothing can match a lullaby for helping you to relax and forget the stresses of daily life. The music of Dreamland will help soothe and restore the spirits of people of all ages – it can be used in the nursery or classroom,or to accompany yoga,meditation and massage sessions.
Dreamland features exquisite songs by artists from a wide range of cultures, including Angelique Kidjo with Carlos Santana (Benin/USA), Zulya (Tatarstan/Russia), Beatriz Pichi Malen (Argentina),Claudia Martínez (Mexico), Letterstick Band (Australia), Fortuna (Brazil), Sibongile Khumalo(South Africa), Erick Manana (Madgascar), The Sanshin Cafe Orchestra (Japan),Teresa Doyle (Canada),Tanja Solnik (USA), Lynn Morrison (Scotland) and Virginia Rosa (Brazil).