TUMI Music

TUMI Music – Latin American music publishers and record label

Tumi Music was established in the early eighties by well traveled founder Mo Fini who organised the first ever European tour of Rumillajta – an Andean folk group and released their groundbreaking debut album. The name ‘Tumi’ comes from an Incan ceremonial dagger which is an important emblem for Latin Americans. Over the years Tumi has built up a solid reputation within the Latin American musical community, helping artists with recording, promotion, touring and presenting their music to a global audience via licensing to films and advertising. They currently have a roster of diverse artists and a catalogue of over 100 recordings by some of the greatest artists in Latin America, Cuba and the Caribbean.

Lunatrix Design have been designing CD and Digipak artwork for Tumi since 2006, our first commission being to design the artwork for Papa Noel’s Cafe Noir featuring Manu Dibango – an African/Cuban Rumba fusion celebrating their common heritage. Since then we have designed CD artwork for such artists as Chucho Valdez, Domingo Candelario, Felix Baloy, Feverson and David Alverez to name but a few. Each Digipak release is usually accompanied with a comprehensive booklet with liner notes and pictures of the artists and we really enjoy creating a look and feel for the artists that brings the music alive in a visual fashion. Perhaps our favourite CD design over the last few years is for the Cuban band To’Mezclao which means ‘all mixed up’ in English and goes some way to describe their varied influenced sound. Lunatrix Design created the band logo and debut album artwork and were pleased to see the band in action when they played in Bath on route to a show-stopping appearance at the Glastonbury festival a couple of years back. Recent design work also includesCuban born Jose Alberto “El Ruisenor”, Nominated for Best Latin Tropical Album ‘Mi Tumbao’ and film posters for the multiple award winning feature film Mambo Man starring Hector Noas.