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Established in 2015 in Berlin by the DJ and producer DJ Garrincha (São Paulo, Brazil) the label goes back to the 1990’s Berlin, at a time of underground parties and a very exciting cultural milieu where DJ Garrincha was active. In 2008 he started the event called Tropical Diaspora, soon joined by the cultural scholar and DJ DR. Sócrates (Vigo, Spain).
The independent record label, and event, Tropical Diaspora®️ Records has as its main focus the production of vinyl records of the Afro and Native cultural diasporas.
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TROPICAL DIASPORA® RECORDS

We are the vehicle the Vehicle for Emancipation of cliches, languages, business models… in short, the colonial mentality. We use vinyl records as tool and instrument for empowering artists and communities to determine their history and destiny. This is what Tropical Diaspora Records is and always will be.
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WE USE LANGUAGE AS A WEAPON

Let us begin by stating that the language in which we write is alien to us. But like any other means of communication language is also an arena of struggle. We use language as a weapon.
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POSITION

Tropical Diaspora® Records’ position facing cultural appropriation.

CULTURE

The culture of colonized people is managed in the metropolis of the Western world.

COLONIAL

Colonialists have always granted themselves the right to represent Others, to measure them against their own scientific and artistic achievements.

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