Raquel

 

Angelo

 

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Angelo & Raquel brother and sister, were bornand raised in south west London , both movedouttoMalaga (Spain) in 1990. Ever sincethen Angelo started to dj in clubs with his selection around the south of Spain and to promote Roots Reggae, gradually building up a Reggae scene.

In 1996 Angelo started to sing, compose and made up his own Reggae band Ital Roots, based in Malaga. In 1998 Angelo created a different band called Amala Family Band ( this time with Raquel his sister), and toured around Spain in the most important music festivals, opening shows for Reggae artists such as; Mykal Rose, Michael Prophet, Sista Aisha, Princess Sharifa, Al Campbell, Peter Hunigale, Yabby U, Half Pint and many more...

Rootsamala In 2001, both brother and sister decided to make a move and to start a new project with new songs. This same year Raquel was invited on stage by MAD PROFESSOR in his Dub show. This was the begining of ROOTSAMALA.

Jah Only, was the first track recorded in 2002 and was released in a "various artists cd" called AFTERSUN TRACKS, with a spanish label. That same year ROOTSAMALA linked up with ALMIGHTY DREAD, a Jamaican artist based in Brixton, and introduced him into the Reggae scene in Spain, singing in many festivals together as backing vocals and backing band, promoting his latest record MISION, from Lion Roots label. Together they performed at the Brockwell Park "Roots Reggae" day.

In 2004 BDF came to Spain backing EARL 16, and ROOTSAMALA where called up on stage to sing some of their original tracks. A year later ROOTSAMALA do the backing vocals for UK´s Reggae artist "DON CAMPBELL" at a Reggae festival in Spain. Since then ROOTSAMALA have recorded two 7" singles with french Reggae label HEARTICAL, produced by INAKI YARRITU (BDF) and mixed by DUB STUDENT, the first one on ASWAD´S "THE PROMISED LAND RIDDIM" (DUB FIRE). ADMIRAL TIBETT- One Way/ROOTSAMALA- Where you gonna run, and the second one on EARL CHINNA SMITH'S "FADE AWAY RIDDIM", LUCKY D- Uprising/ROOTSAMALA-Never Walk Away.

In the last two years Rootsamala have also recorded backing vocals for other styles. (ELPHOMEGA-hip hop, álbum called Homogeddon, from the spanish label Zona Bruta), have collaborated as special guests with B.D.F in their Heptones concert "Bilbo reggae fest, 2008", and have done backing vocals for Earl Sixteen/BDF (Camposoto Reggae Fest 2009).

 


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