The Chinese Silk Cap is a small round cap, made up of colourful panels of silk stitched together. These caps will often have gold dragons or other traditional Chinese decorative patterns, as well as a long braided plait leading from under the cap.
The Xylophone is one of many percussion instruments used in traditional Indonesian ‘Gamelan’ ensembles. The most common instruments used in Gamelan are metallophones played by mallets and a set of hand-played drums called kendhang which register the beat. Other instruments include xylophones, bamboo flutes, a bowed instrument called a rebab, and even vocalists called sindhen.
Although the popularity of gamelan has declined since the introduction of pop music, gamelan is still commonly played on formal occasions and in many traditional Indonesian ceremonies. For most Indonesians, gamelan is an integral part of Indonesian culture.
Asian Dreamland offers soothing and musically intriguing songs from Japan, Nepal, China, India and even the Republic of Tatarstan. This album is perfect for yoga and meditation as well as putting the little ones to sleep.