Respect | Ali Roots & The Branches

Irie Magazine | Respect | Ali Roots & The Branches

Ali Roots & The Branches


Ali Roots started to work on her chops in choirs where she practiced vocal training, prior to joining her first reggae band in 2003. Theatre experiences followed, as well as musical cooperation, mostly as a backing vocalist. Her next stint was as a back up singer with a Bob Marley cover reggae band in 2010.

Reggae has been Ali Roots’s main musical focus from early age, having been exposed to the blasting reggae sounds coming from the family stereo speakers, since she was in the cradle. When rhymes started to effortlessly flow from her pen, her voice and style had also grown over time and all was ripe for the
gathering of powerful self-penned tunes.

Having crossed roads with Beenie Mau, a long time reggae activist, they started to dj and mc the ‘Escape from Babylon Radio Show’, the first reggae show to ever be broadcasted from her native Livorno. They simultaneously started to excite dancehalls as sound system selecter featuring Ali Roots on main vocal. Ali Roots is currently singing in live showcases all over to faithful and jumping cheering crowds. She continues to study vocal training , always trying to go deep into the knowledge of her instrument. Ali Roots performed on the main stages , including the main stage of the prestigious Metarock Festival in 2011 and the next year in 2012 Ali Roots was choosen to open the italian show to the World Reggae Queen Rita Marley. Ali Roots started to be appriciated for honesty of expression and lyrical vision, she has delivered her first ep in 2012 when she also started her own musical label “CasaRoots Music Ital-y” with Gabriele Porciani aka Groovy a very talented guitar player coming from the Italian Rock Scene who is currently composing most of the instrumentals for Ali Roots & The Branches her Live Band still on the making. At the moment she’s still working in the United Kingdom with the legendary Anthony Codrington aka Top Cat who has produced and directed her debut album “Starting at the Roots” for the NineLives Recordings London (Officially Released the 23d July 2013) and available in digital download on ITunes, CdBaby and Amazon UK. In October 2014 Ali Roots has performed for the very first time abroad and alongside The Artist Band on the stage of the mighty Hootananny Brixton, London, the most popular venue of Reggae and Roots and Culture Music in UK for the courtesy of the top promoter Cecil Reuben Events and Jahrevelationz Musik London.

She is also working on a new EP, directed by DJ Top Cat and the NineLives Recording London again. Ali Roots is currently collaborating and releasing tunes for many international dub and roots producers. From the early 2018 Ali Roots is mainly working with her growing band “The Branches”, with the unique and original touch of Groovy at the guitars, the great versatile Gianluca Sanza outta CasaLunatica Studio Potenza at the bass and master Antoruggy Antonello Ruggiero at the drums. They are currently working on their forthcoming independent album entitled ‘Rastafaralien’ which will be officially released in Summer 2018. Ali Roots Rastavegan is continually spreading the vegan artivism thru her music and thru her cruelty free, antispeciesist and compassionate lifestyle.