Frank Tuma | Island Ecstasy

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Island Ecstasy

by Frank Tuma

This Music is from the Islands of the world, Caribbean and Pacific waters and surrounding coastal regions. It's dancing in the sand music and if you can't be there then it will make you feel like you are. The music comes from my sailing trips...
Genre: Latin: Salsa
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1. Caribbean Dancing
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2. Cha Cha With Me
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3. Living My Dreams
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4. A Bit of Africa in the Caribbean
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5. Come Snorkel With Me
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6. Bachata of Love
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7. Come Back to Brazil
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8. Cha Cha Rock
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9. Caribbean Ecstasy
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10. Salsa on Every Thing
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11. Flamenco of Love
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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This CD is true to its name because it has some of the best music styles from the Caribbean and provides lavish sounds that you will never forget. From "Caribbean Dancing" to "Flamenco love," the music both excites and showers you with an ecstasy of beatiful music.

The Caribbean is truly a melting pot of many stimulating styles of music. You won't be able to sit still and your imagination will take over and you will be teleported to the Islands. Join me in feeling and dreaming about the magic of the Caribbean.

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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Sean B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

The expressive sounds of the Caribbean Islands
“Island Ecstasy,” the new CD from Frank Tuma, is designed to transport us all to the warm Caribbean Islands. It is an instrumental album replete with all the variety of Caribbean style percussive instruments, guitars, and piano, accompanied with a heavy emphasis upon the upbeat and expressive steel drum. On the first track, “Caribbean Dancing,” there is a quick and excited beat over which we hear talented steel drumming played at a speed that will baffle and excite the ears. “A Bit of Africa in the Caribbean” is a song that lives up to its title as it is a cool blend of African and Island drum sounds, with flutes and steel drums doing the singing. For the song, “Living My Dreams,” Frank slows it down a little and uses his island rhythms as a relaxant. Whether you are already a fan of the sounds of the Caribbean Islands, or appreciate when an album attempts to mentally transport you to another place, then you should give the "Island Ecstasy" CD a try.