Putumayo Kids presents 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. As always, 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.
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. ”