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Alika
Alika
Biography

Alika has become one of the Mayoress exponents of Roots Reggae Dancehall Spanish-speaking , greatly Influenced by the hip hop she listened to as a small child, she took her first steps in music.

Born in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in the late 70’s, in a working class home. Her mother was born in Paraguay Guarani roots and her father was born in Uruguay. They lived in the city of Montevideo in her childhood.
At 6 years old Alika’s family moved to the Republic of Argentina, where she did her studies, her interest in the cultures of peoples also led her to enter the race in history. In 1994 she founded Attitude Maria Marta , one of the first rap band from Argentina. They performed numerous shows and were recognized by the press as banda revelation. Ending with the formation, leaving a single disc recorded “Cornering the Beast” (1996 Polygram).
In 1999, Alika decided to start her own project based on the roots of the Rastafari culture, standing out for its clear and direct lyrics that speak of respect, dignity, oppression of the Western system, confidence in oneself, and to live in problematic neighborhoods. With Em Cee’s leading from the scene of Chile, a country in which it shapes NOT LET YOU STOP (2001 Mabrak discs) her first independent production which with few economic resources has been released in cassette and has come to significantly influence the young people who heard her and so begins to show his new work live.

 

In 2003 Alika released her second album without intermediaries , well received in South America album with cuts such as Patience, Demand and Lighters. In 2005 production reached it’s third MEDITATION ACTION REASON . An album where the music sounds more roots than ever and contains cuts like Custom of Killing and Not Give Force to Babylon. Alika’s charisma and stage presence have led her to share the sound systems and music festivals in different towns and cities in countries like U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina.

In early 2006 comes from Germany “The Roar of the Lion”, a vinyl edition including tracks from their last two productions. At the end of 2007, Alika launches its exclusive clothing line available in all parts of Cristobal Colon and Isabel la Catolica. EDUCATE YOURSELF is the name Alika fourth album, which is available in record stores and alika.com.ar.

Alika se ha convertido en uno de los mayoress exponentes del Roots Reggae Dancehall de habla hispana, Influenciada notablemente por el hip hop que escucho desde pequeña y con el cual dio sus primeros pasos en la musica.

Nacida en la Republica Oriental del Uruguay a finales de los 70, dentro de un hogar de clase trabajadora Su madre de marcadas raices guaranies nacio en Paraguay y su padre nacido en Uruguay,vivieron en la ciudad de Montevideo su infancia.

A los 6 anos de edad se mudaron a la Republica Argentina,donde realizo sus estudios, su interes por las culturas de los pueblos la llevaron a incursionar tambien en la carrera de Historia.

En 1994 fundo Actitud Maria Marta, una de las primeras bandas de rap de Argentina. Realizaron numerosos shows y fueron reconocidas por la prensa como banda revelacion. Terminando con esa formacion, dejan registrado un unico disco “Acorralar a la bestia” (1996 Polygram).

Alika decide en 1999 comenzar su propio proyecto basado en las raices de la cultura Rastafari, destacandose por sus letras claras y directas que hablan del respeto, la dignidad, la opresion del sistema occidental, la confianza en uno mismo, y las problematicas que se viven en los barrios.

Con destacados Mc s de la escena de Chile, pais en donde le da forma a NO DEJES QUE TE PAREN (2001 Mabrak Discos) su primera produccion independiente el cual con pocos recursos economicos se ha editado en cassette y ha llegado a influenciar notablemente a los jovenes que lo escucharon y asi comienza a mostrar en vivo su nuevo trabajo.

En el 2003 edita su segundo Album SIN INTERMEDIARIOS, disco bien recibido en Sudamerica con cortes como Paciencia, Demanda y Encendedores.

En el 2005 llega su tercer produccion RAZON MEDITACION ACCION. Un album donde su musica suena mas roots que nunca y contiene cortes como Costumbre de matar y No le des fuerza a Babilonia.

Su carisma y presencia escenica la han llevado a compartir su musica en sound systems y festivales en diferentes barrios y ciudades de paises como Estados Unidos, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile y Argentina.

A principios del 2006 Llega, desde Alemania El rugido del leon una edicion en vinilo que incluye tracks de sus dos ultimas producciones.

Para finales del 2007 Alika lanza su exclusiva linea de ropa ,disponible en todos los locales de Cristobal colon e Isabel la Catolica.

EDUCATE YOURSELF es el nombre del cuarto Album de Alika, el cual se encuentra disponible en alika.com.ar y en las disquerias.

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