Stopping by to show my support. Great songs on your profile, Keep up the great work, - JC
life is beautiful..a gem
Life Is Beautiful - 3 Little Birds
CD Review by Dennis Rasmussen
Don’t worry ‘bout a thing, Life Is Beautiful, the first CD by 3 Little Birds, is now available. Containing ten original songs written by the trio (plus one by Jared Masters), the mellow studio recording is a mix of Reggae and Latin rhythms, folk sounds and Hawaiian flavors. The songs are uplifting, fun and easy on the ear. I dare you to not tap your fingers or sing along to these tunes. Thematically, they contain inspiring messages for us to remember our better selves, to have faith in the future, to enjoy the ride of life, and to simply love one another.
Some examples: In the tradition of a Bob Marley song that strives to lift up the common man, “Reachin’ Out” implores us to use our talents to make a positive difference in the world, both politically and personally. “Speak” addresses a metaphysical truth: that what we most strongly believe, and what we say, will manifest in our lives. So mind your words, they can be powerful. “Youth” is a lament for the direction of today’s young folks, that in the absence of familial love, they need us to step up and show them the way.
Antonio Melendez and Aliana DeVictoria share lead vocals on all but one instrumental. Antonio, with strong acoustic guitar, sets a steady pace throughout, backed by Aliana’s acoustic guitar and harmonies and Victor Chaymouni’s solid djembe percussion. In spots Antonio adds sax, bass and lips (whistles). On some tracks studio musicians provide violin, viola, organ and drums.
From Antonio’s opening songs to Aliana’s closing vocal when she brings us home with the title song, Life is Beautiful, this well-engineered and thoughtfully programmed CD is a must for those who enjoy listening to the sweet vibes of 3 Little Birds.
Stopping by to see whats new with you all. Listening to sweet vibrations right now. Very uplifting, Thank you, and happy Solstice!
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