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Island Love

by Frank Tuma

This CD has a range of upbeat highly rhythmic music that covers the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Pacific. The many instruments, including steel drums and marimbas, provide a lively and unusually beautiful setting for dreaming and dancing.
Genre: World: Caribbean
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Where Has Love Gone
7:02 $0.99
2. Don't Know What You Want
6:16 $0.99
3. Come to My Island
6:40 $0.99
4. Calls From the Edge of the Universe
6:34 $0.99
5. Samba Explosion
4:48 $0.99
6. Can't leave This Place
5:56 $0.99
7. Dance off the Blues with a Samba
4:01 $0.99
8. Crazy for Cuban Salsa
6:42 $0.99
9. No Cell Phones Out Here
4:57 $0.99
10. Sophisticated Love
6:00 $0.99
11. Want Love but Can't Stay
6:17 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This is a very unusual range of music that covers not only the Caribbean but the Mediterranean and Pacific areas. Love is everywhere in the music. There is a Bachata with Caribbean and Pacific rhythms in the song "Come to My Island." "Can't Leave this Place" is a Rumba with strong Mediterranean sounds and feelings. The Bossa Nova "Sophisticated Love" has a very exciting and lovable worldly flavor. These songs have uniqueness, excitement and passion that provides something for everyone.

"Calls from the Edge of the Universe" depicts a desperate longing for life from elsewhere in the Cosmos that is probably often denied by space and time. The song "No Cell Phones Out Here" is an exciting Reggaeton style of music that has gotten very popular around the world. There also are very explosive Sambas for excitement.

The CD cover even shows young folks depicting "L O V E" on the beach with their arms spelling out "love" as they jump for joy and happiness.

While attending college, I played at various bars and resorts to help pay for my education as a physicist. This valuable exposure to the life of working musicians convinced me to continue my education and make my way in the world of science. However, life throws interesting curves, and my goals and objectives were tinkered with and music never left the scene. Between extensive business travel and sailboat racing, I was introduced to Central and South America and most of the islands, especially in our hemisphere. Their rhythms and melodies never left me, until they exploded into a never-ending outpouring of musical compositions and a need to share them.

Florida sailing out of Cape Canaveral brought the Bahamas and all of its delicious and outrageous counter beats into my music while the endless surf beating on the hot sands of hundreds of islands brought me their catchy melodies floating on the wind. New Orleans and space rockets brought a mix of sound as tasty as the foods served behind old and rustic exteriors surrounding antique furnishings and indoor courtyards, and the beat goes on. While in Houston, I found myself playing the vibraphones and keyboards with a Hawaiian music group. This added a new musical dimension and lifelong friends who helped me pursue island music beyond my known boundaries. Science taught me about the boundless energy in the universe; traveling by sailboat to hundreds of islands and Central and South America provided me musical experiences well beyond the reach of classrooms, TV and high tech studies.

The creation of music, in my case, is based on the emotional settings and my response to them. This surely produces a uniqueness and originality not found very often. These kinds of experiences never leave me and continuously guide my fingers over the keys.. The energy from the universe, especially at night, stimulates me to compose, arrange and perform music based on all my emotional experiences.

I now live on Pine Island, which is located on the southwest coast of Florida. It is a beautiful and mostly unspoiled place surrounded by estuaries and dozens of little islands where dolphins, manatees and colonies of birds live. In this setting, especially on star filled nights, my creative juices flow with music. Please join me and listen to the rhythms of the universe.



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