“Serious Roots Reggae”
Chico Castro Jr, A Tarde journal, Salvador 28.07.15
“ALUMÍNIO ROOTS – YOU ARE THE CLASSIC OF ROOTS REGGAE”
“The monster of reggae in Bahia”
“Mighty Alumínio, you are our heritage”
“Illuminated you are, brother!!!”
“f…ing great, maximum respect Alumínio Roots”
“Lulu, you have history, you didn’t parachute in like so many”
“The genuine Roots Rastafari of BAHIA”
“That gig was brilliant!!”
“QUALITY ROOTS REGGAE”
“Alumínio Roots brought a whole new sound for us at Chagstock, perfect for a late sunny afternoon, reggae at its best, and lovely people too!”
Si Ford, director Chagstock Festival, UK
“Excellent sound, even in the pouring rain. I’ve had loads of compliments about you. Thanks for all, but bring some sunshine next time!”
Andy Brown, director Richmond Live Festival, UK
Festival Fan, UK
“Aluminio’s new CD ‘Eu Sou o Barro’ (I am the Earth) is a vibrant, roots-rock-reggae homage to the natural world in all its beauty, harmony and mystery.
The songs are lyrical tributes to the Amazon, the sea, the seasons, beautiful women and Jesus Christ. A beautiful introduction begins with bird song and running water, wafting us to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Brazilian Portuguese really suits the reggae rhythms and the lyrics evoke a deep love of nature and Jah – one love.
There are elements of Gregory Isaacs and Misty in Roots, with Val Souza’s haunting trumpet providing some glorious top notes over the hypnotic rhythms, however Alumínio’s own voice is strong and spiritual and his personality and obviously genuine social conscience shines through.
The incessant reggae back beat produces at times an almost trance-like state of ecstasy; on the track ‘Eva’, the energetic momentum creates a joyous vibe reminiscent of Bob Marley’s songs, while ‘Uma Estrela’ (A Star) shows Alumínio’s voice at its full emotional range. The melodies are lovely and the heartfelt adoration of a natural world under threat produces an album full of depth and discovery.
Lucy Mallows – photo/music journalist, UK. 04.08.15
“Here’s no poser!! Roots reggae man of Brasil! The best reggae voice in Brazil: direct and objective lyrics in people’s language without losing its eloquence!” Orkut/Google community
“Bbooommmm – Alumínio rocks like a lion!!!! Blesséd I and I”
“Alumínio Roots, the man who never rusts”
“The best Reggae Band in Bahia!” Cristiano
“One of the things I miss most about Salvador is this guy’s sound… GREETINGS ALUMÍNIO”
“Utterly Roots!” Ailton Oliveira
“Blessèd be the love of Jah. Jah lives!” Iuri Santos