Stream the Sound of Tropical Diaspora

Dj GARrinchA, founding father, producer and resident spinner at TROPICAL DIASPORA along with Dj Dr.Sócrates, describes his party’s musical ethos as “The platform for live music and performance in Berlin dedicated to the fusion of different styles, a culture way that is especially cultivated in Brazil since the days of Tropicalia.”

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Latest Releases on Vinyl

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EL V & The Gardenhouse

7″ 45 rpm

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LATIN SKA REGGAE

DOCTOR NATIVO

7″ 45 rpm

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MAYA RHYTHMS & CUMBIA

La Fanfarria del Capitán

12″ 33 rpm

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 LATIN BALCANIC

Our Commitment

At Tropical Diaspora® Records we are committed to create a narrative, musical and otherwise, about the people that crossed the Atlantic from Africa to the Americas and gave rise to different cultural expressions that reflect both the horror and hope of that experience. In creating such a narrative we are however aware that the tools we use to communicate our idea and mission are shaped by the historical narrative of the imperialist powers; the hegemonic role that, for example, language play: French, English and Portuguese in Africa; Spanish, Portuguese and English in the Americas. We are even to blame for using English as lingua franca for our purposes. But, is it silence a better option? We won’t be silent. We want to speak; we believe that we have the right to speak and will use whatever means we have at our disposal in order to open up a communicative interface that is respectful of the history and legacy of the communities whose experiences, struggles and worldviews steadily groove like in a vinyl record our own work at Tropical Diaspora®.

As we carry out our musical research we come face to face with the question of how to address the cultural life of communities that only became part of the historical record from the moment Europeans became aware of their existence, which further means that their history is shaped by the way of looking at, by the narratives of the Europeans traders and colonialists.

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Tropical Diaspora® Label & Event Curation

We are a record label but a regular event too, we describe our party’s musical ethos as “The platform for live music and performance dedicated to the fusion of different styles, a culture way that is especially cultivated in Brazil since the days of Tropicalia. Fresh from gigs in Africa, South- and North-America, we are kicking off a new series of monthly parties in Berlin, featuring many local Bands and DJ´s also too from Europe and worldwide.

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The Blog Vinyl of the Week

The blog Vinyl of the Week

Dear Tropicalistas, we know about the spate of Blogs in the social networks all talking  a great deal about vinyl. Regardless of this fact we at Tropical Diaspora try to give our own touch to how we select and play music in our events, parties, mix tapes or live concerts.

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Reviews

Share with us the love for unconventional music without labels or prejudices.

WOW – “…life based musical experiences…”

As Dj Garrincha told me about setting up a musical “tropical diaspora” supporting local bands and good music I couldn’t say no. For me “diaspora” means the constant movement in search for life based musical experiences, the traveling around of rhythms which are the result of suffering and exploitation as much as of a joyful sense of life. – Dr.Sócrates

“We claim the right of being amateurs of the dance floor, that is, literally, lovers, “amadores” as we call it in Portuguese. Surrounded by an ocean of mainstreams, the “Tropical Diaspora” party is an island of, simply, music. This is a music that is born uncut from the lives of the people. It is organic not manufactured; it grows from life’s stories. We respect that. “Tropical Diaspora” means music without preservatives, but as it simply is: “Tropical Diaspora”, the place to be in Berlin.” JMD
Dj Garrincha, Tropical Diaspora Records
Tropical Diaspora is one of the best sources of new music on the web. DJ Garrincha has the pulse on the new sounds coming from the African diaspora all over the planet. Whenever I press the play button on any of his podcasts, I know I’m in for a thrill ride. Can’t wait to hear from the upcomig record label!!! Keep up the great work and greetings from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Agustin Criollo Oquero – Bass and musical director Bando
Agustin Criollo Oquero, Bando
A truly different spot in Berlin, it is always a pleasure to be in the Tropical Diaspora parties! DJ Garrincha have been doing it differently, really focusing in the Diaspora of Tropical, bringing new things and experiments. Keep the good work and the different, when the tendency is to be the same!
Bruno

A strong album from Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche – a Cuban-born, Paris-based singer, MC, flautist and percussionist – in set that mixes modern hip hop, cumbia, and dancehall-inspired urban production! The modern sound is pretty great, and her voice is really wonderful – singing and rhyming in Spanish, with a sound that’s pretty wonderful – we’re not sweating the language barrier, with a vibe as compelling as this! Titles include “Romantica”, “William”, “Yo Quiero”, “Se Me Nota”, “Olga”, “Fresca”, “Traka” feat Jose Luis El Nino, “Partir De 18 feat Bionik, “Yo Quiero Trabajar”, “Dady Dady” and more. 12 tracks in all.

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Dusty Groove Chicago about La Dame Blanche LP, Dusty Groove
Super tropical party, one of the best in Europe!
NO TE PIERDAS ESTA FIESTAA!!
Andy Loop
Sambafeeling, Latin Grooves und tropische Hitze auf dem Dancefloor erwarten Besucher im YAAM Berlin, an der Schilingbrücke 3 nah am Ostbahnhof. Special Guest DJ Doutor Socrates und Gastgeber DJ GarRinchA verbinden eine Menge afro brazilektrischer Pole und Künstler, sowohl live als auch an den Plattentellern
Roberta

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