About Tropical Diaspora® Records and Bio

Tropical Diaspora® Records is an independent music label based in Berlin whose focus is the Diaspora of Africa and or Native cultures into the Americas. At Tropical Diaspora® we create a back and forth connectivity that is reflected in the artists we release and represent. Our artists come all from every corner of the Atlantic. They spread and reflect on which has come to be the main currency of the label: the idea of music as lived shared experience.

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Djs GArRinchA and Dr.Sócrates are committed to create a narrative in the turntables for the dancefloor, musical and otherwise, playing strictly vinyl sets with music 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. Those new and different cultural expressions like “funk, soul, cumbia, forró, samba, chicha or carimbó” are part of our musical curation concept that get the listeners not only to dance but transport them to a deep reflection about the origins of those songs.

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Tropical Diaspora® Compilation Vol.1

We will officially release our new LP on vinyl called Tropical Diaspora #1 in the ILM Paris!

We are very happy to be able to announce our first compilation on vinyl coming out this autumn. The Volume 1 of our compilation will introduce many independent bands and artists in the vinyl world with unprecedented political messages and for sure great songs for dance people and beyond.

Tropical Diaspora #1 remembers. The compilation revisits this chapter of human cruelty, the horrible history of slave trade. But it isn’t just another piece of memory, a site for sorrow. The record transforms the Tree of Forgetfulness into 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 record is not only inspired but is dedicated to all the ancestors  of the modern great Afro Diaspora that kept their cultures alive.

Tropical Diaspora® Records new Projects on vinyl

Renato Grama with the Olhos Negros Trio live show recorded in Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona will be released on vinyl soon with acoustic and live songs with an amazing fusion of  Samba, Soul, Jazz and Funk. We are proud to have very special participation with artists from Salvador da Bahia in Brazil and Guiné-Bissau in Africa.

Sá Menina Produtora & Tropical Diaspora® Records presents

Renato Gama in OLHOS NEGROS TRIO for the first time in Europe
Featuring: Renato Gama (Voice and Gittar) , Ronaldo Gama (Bass)  and Leo Carvalho (Percursion)

Renato Gama is an extraordinary and gifted musician. Based in Vila Nhocuné, a popular neighbourhood in the east of São Paulo’s periphery, “zona leste”, Renato Gama beautifully personifies the pulse against prejudice and social injustice that comes from the margins of Brazilian society and what social elites have chosen to ignore. A voice to be heard, for sure!

Wassermusik: Black Atlantic Revisited from 2019, Jul 05, Fri — 2019, Jul 27, Sat

Tropical Diaspora® Records is part of the Wassermusik Festival this year with focus on the Black Atlantic theme, indeed and we at Tropical Diaspora® try 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.

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  New Release on vinyl and cassette • Tropical Diaspora #1 • Compilation LP 180 gr with song lyrics and Posters • 9 Bands & 10 Tracks

Olhos Negros Vivo by Renato Gama • 180 gr Deluxe Gatefold LP with a 80 gr 7 inch Bonus

Tropical Diaspora® Records is happy to announce a partnership with Renato Gama and Sá Menina Produções Artísticas.

Renato Gama is an extraordinary and gifted musician. Based in Vila Nhocuné, a popular neighbourhood in the east of São Paulo’s periphery, “zona leste”, Renato Gama beautifully personifies the pulse against prejudice and social injustice that comes from the margins of Brazilian society and what social elites have chosen to ignore. A voice to be heard, for sure!

Renato Gama’s diverse musical projects, worth to mention is the Nhocuné Soul band, are a form of cultural and artistic crossbreeding with the goal of social emancipation. Renato Gama knows in person what people have to deal with in the periphery: a hostile environment full of difficulties, and despite all disadvantages there is a creative soul which flourishes, which raps and jazzes, which makes poetry and tells stories out of the poverty and inequality left by a careless State.

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