Renowned jazz artist Dave Brubeck said it was the rhythm of Istanbul that inspired his groundbreaking composition ‘‘Blue Rondo à la Turk’’ in the late 1950s. I’m no music expert. I didn’t pay much attention in music class. And I certainly can’t read sheet music. But I know what I like, and I know when I hear a melody that captures the essence of a place. ‘‘Blue Rondo à la Turk’’ does just that.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
In the 1989 film Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice whisper, “If you build it, he will come,” and he proceeds to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his vast Iowa cornfield, attracting thousands of curious tourists and the ghosts of baseball players past.