Quique Neira the main exponent of Latin Reggae is back with a new album “ALMA “ (“Soul”) released in October 2011.
The charismatic Icon of Latin Reggae has risen to legendary status in Latin America’s Reggae circles since the 1990’s - His mellow mix of roots rock reggae and Latin rhythms has drawn hundreds of thousands enthusiastic audience to large Festivals in Latin America, as well in Europe.
Quique Neira has a unique voice and is a great live musician, composer and producer.
ALMA – his sixth production as a solo artist – is certainly the musician’s most mature and personal one, transposing life experiences – good times, hard times – into lyrics and music.
The album includes some great guest musicians’ performances like the ones of David Hinds of Steel Pulse (Love, Love, Love), Alborosie (Yo Planto), Dogge Doggelito (Ojo) amongst others, conferring the disc internationality.
ALMA, issued under the Chilean label Oveja Negra, contains 20 tracks.
Quique Neira composed and recorded ALMA in his personal studio, Madera&Agua,in Santiago/Chile,but as well in various studios e.g., in Austria, Switzerland, England, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Sweden, Jamaica.
The album was mastered by Jim Fox in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
The spirit of his music, the very soul of what he wants to pass on as a legacy, is that the only thing that helps people to move on, to overcome the hardships of life and to reach their goals is to put their soul in all they are doing.
“Alma” (soul) is the energy of all of us, what makes us unique … what connects us to God,“ says Quique.
ALMA is a global disc that combines the spirit of unity and universal power.-
Quique Neira had been honoured for album ALMA with the National Arts Award /Chile 2012 for best compostion.