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Bugiganga Tropical Vol.2 ★ The 7 inch Collection ★

Doctor Nativo • New 7″ • GUATEMAYA • 300 copies limited edition

 ★ This release is a limited edition of 300 copies ★

SIDE A: GUATEMAYA     ★      SIDE B: SABROSURA

This Records is a production in Cooperation with the Record Label Stonetree Music

Tropical Diaspora® Records presents

Dear Tropical Diaspora people!

We greet a new member of the family Tropical Diaspora of whom we are very proud. As you know the Americas were populated by original native people from the south to the north. The indigenous people of the Americas are the so-called pre-Colombian population and their descendants, some 69 millions of them today. As defined by the colonial boundaries of today’s national states, the indigenous people of the Americas stretch from Alaska and Canada to Chile and Argentina. In the documentary film about the Mayan culture called GUATEMAYA-The Unification of Wisdom by Cassidy Rast we’ve found a bright and poignant statement…

…We have been marginalised, we have been oppressed, our rights have been violated, our fruits have been cut, our branches have been cut, the trunk has been cut, but the root… lives…

Actually, these words can be said by all original people in the continent, from the past and in these days more than ever.
In Europe Tropical Diaspora Records sprouts from this root against every resistance and prejudice, it is a part of this root and considers as his mission and obligation to bring its wisdom in the form of music to the people of the world. It is a unique experience brought in a material (vinyl) made to outlast like the music itself as well as the cultural roots of native people in the “Americas”.

We love to introduce you Doctor Nativo, one of Central America’s most exciting new talents. His music explores themes of Mayan spirituality, social justice and folk wisdom, punctuated by an explosive sound combining reggae, cumbia, hip hop, and Mayan traditional music. His live show is a powerful experience that has captivated audiences all throughout the Americas and Europe. In one of his videos, in a street performance of the song Guatemaya Doctor Nativo says…

…Thank You Very much …Esto es musica original… wicked and wild all the way long from Guatemaya…

The powerful statement of this song has moved us to press it in a vinyl record of 7 inches, 45 rpm in a version for collectors, for Djs and all those interested in the musical wisdom. This is a song with a strong beat and mix of reggae, Mayan rhythms, hip hop and cumbia. One of the highlights are the Mayan rappers Tzutu Kan and M.Che singing in Mayan language. They are well-known throughout Mayan communities for rapping in T’zutuhil, celebrating the traditional cosmology, and sharing their culture to a wide audience.

Dj Garrincha & Dr. Sócrates

This Records is a production in Cooperation with the Record Label Stonetree Music
Doctor Nativo is one of Central America’s most exciting new talents. His music explores themes of Mayan spirituality, social justice and folk wisdom, punctuated by an explosive sound combining reggae, cumbia, hip hop, and Mayan traditional music. His live show is a powerful experience that has captivated audiences all throughout the Americas and Europe.

Doctor Nativo first made his name in the Guatemalan hip hop scene, working alongside the highly acclaimed group Bacteria Soundsystem Crew. After years of combining reggae and hip hop, he had an epiphany when he began to explore his indigenous roots under the guidance of the elder Tata Pedro. In pursuing this path, he was moved to form the first Mayan rap group, Balam Ajpu, who are known throughout Mayan communities for rapping in Tz’tujil, celebrating the traditional cosmology, and sharing the culture with a wider audience.

Building on this success, Doctor Nativo has recorded his first solo album, Guatemaya, which will be released in 2017. With an infectious sound reminiscent of Manu Chao and Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, it will appeal to fans of world music and those interested in indigenous culture.

His electrifying performance will move audiences and take them on a visceral journey to the land of the Maya. He will be touring in 2017.

Source: Doctor Nativo

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Doctor Nativo – Guatemaya (Official Video)

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Doctor Nativo – Guatemaya on vinyl

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