★FR.23.10.15 ★ VOL.42 – EDITION “LITERATURA”


TROPICAL DIASPORA proudly presents

“BrasilienTrifft Berlin” Brazilian literature festival 2015
Performance with author ★ André Sant´Anna ★


Performance ★ANDRÉ SANT´ANNA



★ GArRinchA & Dr.Sócrates ★ Strictly Vinyl

22:00 hs OPEN DOORS ★ at YAAM Berlin – An der Schillingbrücke, 3 – 10243 – Berlin
Karten:★ 7,- € Online VVK oder with original Flyer ★ 8,- € Box Office

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Lieber Tropicalistas, sei begrüßt! we are proud to present a great Program for the night of 23.10.15, in collaboration with A Livraria the Book Store Berlin for the Portuguese speakers in also the “A Livraria”. Tropical Diaspora invite you to be part of a great show. Already confirmed the strongest Forró Band in Germany in this days, Forró Maragandá and direct from Sao Paulo for the Literature Festival “BrasilienTrifft Berlin” organized by the A Livraria the Author André Sant´Anna with one of his performances on the Stage in Portuguese with sync-translation in Germany, check all the details to this powerful night here…Thank You Garra




André Sant´Anna

André Sant´Anna

Born in 1964 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, he is author of “O paraíso é bem bacana (2006) e Sexo e amizade (2007)”, among others. Besides writer, he is publicist and musician. He currently lives in São Paulo. Born in 1964 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, he is author of “O paraíso é bem bacana (2006) e Sexo e amizade (2007)”, among others. Besides writer, he is publicist and musician. He currently lives in São Paulo. The  trilogy novels Amor, Sexo und O Paraíso é bem bacana make ihn famous in Brazil. In addition to these novels short stories have appeared in various anthologies. Last published is the band Inverdades. The reading is bilingual Portuguese-German. The Livraria Team moderated and translated the reading.



Forró Maragandá @ Tropical Diaspora VOL.40

Forró Maragandá @ Tropical Diaspora VOL.40

The Brazilian Latin rhythms are known world wide, we experience in the last years a explosion popularity in Europe of one specific rhythm, also the Forró. Berlin as the unofficial diaspora capital in Germany couldn’t stay out in this development and bring out for sure one of the most powerful forró band in Europe. With a strong traditional forró repertoire rhythms like xote, baião and arrasta-pé. The basic formation of the band with Philipe Alves playing Accordion, João Afojubá with Percussions, Fabiano Lima with the Zabumba and Mariano Habib with the Triangle is enough to bring the floor to dance together all night long and beyond bring people from all districts in the city to the place where they play. In the last two tropical diaspora events the band had a guest from Pernambuco – Brazil playing Rabeca the violin instrument adapted to the forró, his name is Hans Santos and live in Germany for a while this year and will be in the next event for the last time this year, also don´t miss the 28.08.15 inna YAAM Berlin. The last event in the whole original formation featuring Hans Santos with the Rabeca was the highlight in this year for me as Tropical Diaspora and for our guest that couldn’t imagine what a wonderful night they would experience.

Band Components:

★ Philipe Alves – Sanfona ★ Biano Lima – Zabumba  ★ João Afojubá – Pandeiro ★ Mariano Habib – Triangulo ★
 Featuring Felipe Gusmão – Cavaquinho
Forró Maragandá @ Tropical Diaspora

Forró Maragandá @ Tropical Diaspora


After Show Tropical Dance Party all Night Long with

GArRinchA (São Paulo / Berlin)

★ Strictly Vinyl Rare Brazilian and Afro Latinamerica Grooves ★

GARrinchA, the resident spinner and creator of the Tropical Diaspora Roots Sound, describes his party’s musical ethos as “A new 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.”He’s right: The melting pot of samba, bossa, cumbia, dancehall, Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Salsa and many other styles results in a bump ‘n’ grind groove that the people can’t get enough of. Fresh from gigs in Brazil, the DJ are kicking off a new series of monthly parties in the YAAM (www.yaam.de), featuring many local Bands and DJ´s from Europe and worldwide.

Dr. Sócrates (Vigo / Berlin)

★ Strictly Vinyl Afro Beat meet Latin Vibrations on the Turntables ★

Dr. Sócrates is a Dj and he really have a Dr. in addition. Author, writer and Art Exhibition curator based in Berlin he come from Galicia in North of Spain. Dr. Sócrates has been djing in Berlin for more than ten years in the underground scene, his mix between Afrobeat, Latin, Boogaloo, Reggae, Black Music and much more is the result of a tireless and thorough search for the Beats and Artists that not belong to the music main stream business, thus Dr. Sócrates spins always a lot of surprises with music that you really want to listen but you do not know how.

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About the Music from a diasporic point of view


*Diaspora is the dispersion of a population from their native land (from Greek διασπορά, “scattering, dispersion”)
About the Music from a diasporic point of view
Recently, scholars have distinguished between different kinds of diaspora, based on its causes such as imperialism, trade or labor migrations, or by the kind of social coherence within the diaspora community and its ties to the ancestral lands. Some diaspora communities maintain strong political ties with their homeland. Other qualities that may be typical of many diasporas are thoughts of return, relationships with other communities in the diaspora, and lack of full assimilation into the host country.With the Tropical Diaspora Roots Sound we try to make reflections on a diasporic phenomenon in the Music. This refection show us that the whole Music we select in our events and all other movements connected to the tropical term come originally from Africa. All music styles at the and come directly from there or was reinvented in an African diaspora in other continents like south America, Carib or north America. Currently we experience the clash of all Diaspora in Europe where all people from all over the world can meet and share his own musical influences with other people. The result of this melting pot we call TROPICAL DIASPORA and fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony that happens in Berlin at the YAAM. Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Tropical Diaspora is. You have to hear it for yourself! An example of our concept of diaspora in the music, the Tropical Diaspora Vol. 26 in the old YAAM Venue -12 Grad Celsius.Two legends in the Afrobeat together in the stage with a young band with guys from many countries in Europe also Akwasi & Kologbo Feat. World Squad with the song by  Kologbo – Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

“I want to play music that is meaningful, that stands the test of time,”. “It’s no longer commercial; it’s deep African music, serious music,….” – FELA KUTI

Tropical Diaspora powered by YAAM Berlin
An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin, Germany



Dear Tropicalistas,

all regulars of our events know that Tropical Diaspora cares not only about Music, but about everything and everybody related to our events, from the people that work here to the music selection we play and the bands we engage for the live shows. We don’t only go to a venue and do some event for our pleasure, but we try to involve everybody in our matter. For example, in the venue YAAM where Tropical Diaspora has its origins, in this place every single person that works on the day of our event is part of it: starting from the cleaners to the people tending the bar and the technicians and of course – most visible – the bands and guest DJs. A few years ago, at the first big event – Tropical Diaspora was still called Brazil Roots – we started with a Charity event for a great social institution in São Paulo.


To remember this tradition in a time where the refugee situation is becoming grim reality for more and more people, we at Tropical Diaspora would like to invite everybody to bring some contribution, i.e. donation for the refugees in Berlin to our events. An immigrant myself, I remember the first thing I needed was a dictionary, and you can easily imagine that the refugees in Germany would need one urgently.

Here is our suggestion to all guests at the Tropical DiaporaEvents in Berlin:



So, for our first campaign we would like to ask you to bring along dictionaries of the following languages:

• Arabisch-Deutsch
• Englisch-Deutsch
• Französisch-Deutsch
• Italienisch-Deutsch
• Albanisch-Deutsch
• Serbisch/Kroatisch/Bosnisch-Deutsch
• Persisch-Deutsch

Please spread the word and check your network for the dictionaries mentioned above; let´s not only party, but let’s dosomething meaningful for the people entering a new modern diaspora in these days!

Thank You, Kind Regards! Garra.

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