Sometimes the title of an album already tells the whole story and that is definitely the case for 'Rootz' by Italian reggae veterans Africa Unite (30 years in the business!). After several albums on which they mainly experimented with electro and dub, Africa Unite has now come full circle: roots reggae reminiscent of groups like Steel Pulse or the dub poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson. Bunna and Madaski have never hidden the fact they dare to be different from their Jamaican colleagues and on 'Rootz' they lash out against the homophobia of artists like Buju Banton and Beenie Man as well as the endless religious fanaticism.