Released 15 September 2014
Aurelio returns to his Garifuna roots with Lándini – a swaying, bittersweet homage to his beloved home and people. In original songs crafted with his mother Maria, as well as traditional tunes, Aurelio mixes upbeat, Latin rhythms with heartfelt melodies and sparkling instrumentation.
“I consider this album to be the sound of my Garifuna people,” explains Aurelio. “On the previous album [Laru Beya] we experimented and collaborated with other artists to reconnect what was lost between Africa and America. This album is purely Garifuna, and the entire spirit of the music reflects the Garifuna experience.”
* * * * * Superb
Landini is imbued with melancholy, memory and celebration … rich in variety … wonderful.
Songlines Magazine (UK) Top Of The World Album
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* * * * Lándini is an elegant creation…
…its easy, swaying rhythms overlaid (at times contradicted) by Aurelio’s impassioned vocals. There’s a ruminative, melancholic undertow throughout and some deft surf-guitar work. Smell the salt air.
The Observer (UK)