Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Lándini by Aurelio, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC


Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Customer Reviews

Smooth Landing

Alan Tigay,
The Garifuna people emerged on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent when African slaves intermarried with Carib and Arawak Indians. Deported to Roatán, off the coast of Honduras, they eventually spread to the Central American mainland. With their hybrid heritage—physical appearance closer to their African roots and language derived from Island Carib—they created a rich musical culture. Aurelio Martinez, born into a family of musicians, began playing professionally in his teens; the 12 tracks of Lándini are steeped in the life of his village. Traditional Garifuna drums, maracas and claves breezily accompany his voice and guitars, while his gentle rhythms and melodies swing between celebratory and pensive. Themes include the struggle to make a living, sibling rivalry, medicinal use of ginger and facing death. The title song “Lándini" (Landing) describes a village meeting place where residents dock their boats). “Nando" (Leonardo), co-written by Aurelio and his mother, chides unfaithful women. In “Sañanaru" (I Can’t Handle Her), the narrator complains about a difficult woman and wonders if he can simply park her like a canoe. “Milaguru" (The Miracle) is based on a ferry disaster that killed all aboard. Joy and sorrow are part of everyone’s life, and Aurelio generously invites all to see how the world looks through they eyes of a people worth knowing.


Genre: World

Years Active: '00s, '10s

A passionate preserver of the threatened Latin Paranda genre, self-taught musician Aurelio Martinez's multi-cultural sound impressively managed to transcend his humble Honduras roots. Born and raised in the tiny coastal hamlet of Plapaya, Aurelio grew up surrounded by music, learning to sing from his vocally gifted mother and his troubadour father, building his own guitar from a fishing rod as a child, and performing in Garifuna ceremonies as a teenager. After playing professionally with various...
Full Bio
Lándini, Aurelio
View In iTunes
  • $9.99
  • Genres: Africa, Music, World, Afro-Beat
  • Released: Sep 15, 2014

Customer Ratings

0 0 0 We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.