Tropical Diaspora® Records compilation volume 1 is available for pre-orders and will be released in a limited edition for vinyl and cassette. This record is featuring 9 independent bands from all over the world with a total of 10 tracks. The record is transparent and contain a inner sleeve with the song lyrics plus a poster. This record is a powerful network of remembrances. It gives voice to the daughters and sons of the slave trade. It is testimony of how African slaves kept their cultures and history alive giving birth to one of the most amazing cultural experiments of humankind.
The Brazilian Official release will be the 21.11.19 in São Paulo at the The Höröyá concert featuring Zal Sissokho and his Kora directly from Senegal.
The Tree of Forgetfulness and the Door of No Return
We are very happy to announce our first compilation on vinyl coming out this autumn. The Volume 1 introduces many independent bands and artists with strong social messages and songs that make people think and dance.
This socially responsible dancefloor compilation starts with the words of Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, the shaman and spokesperson of the Yanomami natives in today’s Brazil. His words are crucial to understand the challenges we are facing and how much we still have to learn from those people. It ends with a song dedicated to Bety Cariño, a social activist from Oaxaca brutally murdered by the colonial powers and their hitmen.
Like so many other things in the small universe of Tropical Diaspora® Records this compilation album is the result of travels and personal connections. In fact, its meaning conveys just that: the creation of human relations based on love and care, understanding, respect and passionate discussions around the topics that move us. Djs Garrincha and Dr. Sócrates do exactly this with a case full of records traveling across the borders of Europe and the Americas. Dj Garrincha’s trips have taken him to meet artists and ignite relations that are meant to last. It can be Chicago, São Paulo, Medellin, Berlin, Barcelona, Olinda or San Juan. We are committed to add new Diaspora cities into our web of places and people to care about. And this precisely describes how we experience displacement and diaspora communities. They help us not only to produce music but also to build our own identity as human beings and, of course, as record label too. We care about displacement and the communities that grow from it.