Amílcar Vasques Dias

The music of Amílcar Vasques Dias shows a marked tendency to simplify the musical material giving him great dramatic and sound effect, still reflecting the influence of jazz improvisation techniques.

(2001, Teresa Cascudo, musicologist)

His music is characterized thus by a deliberate alienation of doctrinal orthodoxy, focusing on the emotional side of his artistic nature. Distant of philosophical and metaphysical concerns in his music, ignoring the surveillance, by him or by others on the originality and stylistic influences from outside, his music, written or improvised, flows like a river without worrying about the banks, rocks, plants or islands where it passes.
(2010, Cândido Lima, composer)