You can enjoy dancing to the irresistible rhythms of Dance Club International. Its also great music for driving and for your workout in the gym; but if you are someone aware of the changes taking place on planet earth, it may speak to you in a way quite unexpected and unintentionally and yet convey messages about Global politics and our Ecosystems. Just coincidently the first track “China Road” and the last one “American Farewell” may bring home a realization of China’s emerging influence on the world and the diminishing position of America’s grasp of maintaining its position as the world’s only super power. Of course this was never an intended concept planned for this album, it is just a whisper of an idea that occurred after the album was completed. “The cries of the rainforests” however is in stark contrast to any accidental imaginative idea that fell into place randomly. It is real. The rainforests are crying out against been plundered but not enough of the worlds population have come to a realization of this crime against our natural protectors; and those that do, lack the power to take any immediate action to stop it. “Love to jaguar Amazon is a tribute to these magnificent animals in the Amazon rainforest that are an endangered species as they are gradually loosing their natural habitat to human ambitions. Again if we are powerless to do anything for these beautiful animals all we can do is to send them our love in thoughts if that was ever possible to calm their distress for which we humans are responsible. My awareness of the Amazonian rainforests and the plight of the Jaguar is inspired by a modern opera called “The Moonflower” music by Mario Ferraro and words by Eva Daníčková, but the most touching part of the Opera for me was the aria by Yawareté: (the Rain forest Jaguar) performed by Georgia Knower (mezzo-soprano) who played the role of the Jaguar.
Another source of inspiration came from a documentary about the Mighty Mississippi presented by Sir Trevor Macdonald, a legendry news veteran of British Television. One of the most amazing discoveries that came to light in his television production of the Mighty Mississippi was the transformation of a part of St Louis that is now home to one of the largest communities of Bosnians who had fled persecution in Eastern Europe and took refuge in America. They had occupied a rundown area of St Louis and transformed it into a very successful region with business enterprises and cultural developments. St Louis Bosnia is a celebratory dance to commemorate their remarkable achievement of turning tragedy and failure into Joy and success.
I conclude my album by taking a sentimental journey back to the days of the Big Band in an “American Farewell” Its quite appropriate and poignant but never final and for some reason I simply love this track.
These compositions and arrangements for this project were produced exclusively with sound clips of a commercially available music software product and is my second attempt at music production in this field.