Tropical Diaspora® PROUDLY PRESENTS
“Karneval der Kulturen” Edition
“AFRO LATIN BRAZIL DANCE PARTY @ TROPICAL DIASPORA
LIVE ON STAGE
MUSICALLE CHOLO ORCHESTRA
SAMBADA DE COCO BAND
BURGO & LA LOCURA TROPICAL
ON THE TURNTABLES
★GArRinchA (São Paulo / Berlin)
★Dr.Sócrates (Vigo / Berlin)
★Grace kelly (Salvador da Bahia / Berlin)
Dear Tropicalistas, yes! tropical we are! After our winter pause the Tropical Diaspora is proud to anouce the come back to the all night long groove tropical party. We begin the season this year with a great after party for Karneval der Kulturen street parade. Since the street party ends at 11:00 p.m. we are waiting for everybody that have enough energy and illuminated vibes to dance with Musicalle Cholo Orquestra live show and the best tropical diaspora DJs inna Berlin city, also Dj Garrincha, Dr.Sócrates and the special guest Dj Grace Kelly. Come together with the artists from the street parade groups that will be there with us and enjoy the best venue / location in Kreuzberg this days the MAZE an amazing basement in the oringal taste of the 90ties in Berlin! who knows will remember it, the great old underground Berlin nights and who don’t know will have a big surprise!Don´t miss that and check it out! Thank You.Dj GARinchA
LIVE ON THE STAGE
MUSICALLE CHOLO ORCHESTRA
RECORD RELEASE SHOW CASE
Dear Tropicalistas, today let´s do some exercises in the Latin American diaspora an idea coming from my friends of MUSICALLE CHOLO ORCHESTRA one of the bands for the next tropical diaspora at 15.05.16. Also the word “cholo” in Spanish language go by following definition in the dictionaries: “A Latin American man with American Indian blood; a mestizo.” or “A lower-class Mexican, especially in an urban area.” and the origin of this word could be pointed in the mid 19th century: American Spanish, from Cholollán (now Cholula), in Mexico. The Great Band Musicalle Cholo Orquestra based in Berlin understand the very meaning of diaspora and to be a cholo! yes Musicalle is compromised to break this old unfounded racial scheme over hundreds of years of colonialism, conquests and ignorance with his music Musicalle desire to show all the people that the most important thing we have as children of the diaspora is the awareness TO BE A CHOLO!
Berlin is diaspora! Be a tropicalist and a cholo!
MUSICALLE CHOLO ORCHESTRA is a project that wants to bring the latin music closer to people. The band plays acoustic typical instruments that are mostly played in Latinamerica. Different rhytms of Latinamerica are rediscovered, reinterpreted redefined and refined.
Musicalle Berlin is:
Byron Carrasco – ECUADOR – Gitarre, Gesang, Perkussion
Hiula Rodriguez – MEXICO – Perkussion
Iván Acosta – COLOMBIA – Bass, Kontrabass
Jabier Garrafa – PERÚ – Sax, Flöte, Bongos, Gesang
Mauricio Prieto – COLOMBIA – Trompete
SAMBADA DE COCO BAND
Coco is an African-influenced musical rhythm that originated in Northern Brazil.
“Coco” may also refer to the style of dance performed to the music, a kind of stomping. The name “Coco” (Portuguese for “coconut”) is a common Northeastern Brazilian slang for head, referring to the fact that song lyrics are often improvised. Coco is often performed with a repetitive musical beat and call and response singing reminiscent of Capoeira music. The music is commonly performed at traditional parties in the Northeast, such as weekend street parties and Carnival. Coco is also alternatively known as “embolada” (another slang word, meaning “entangling”, referring to the fast, slurred, machine-gun style of singing). The characteristic sound of coco arises from four instruments commonly used in its performance: the ganzá, surdo, pandeiro, and triangle. Performers also often wear wooden clogs, the stomping of which adds a fifth percussive element.
ON THE TURNTABLES
After Show Tropical Dance Party all Night Long with
STRICTLY VINYL FLOOR
GArRinchA (São Paulo / Berlin)
★ Strictly Vinyl Rare Brazilian and Afro Latinamerica Grooves ★
★ GARrinchA, the founding father of the Tropical Diaspora, 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.
Grace Kelly (Salvador / Berlin)
★ Afro-Brazilian and Latin American Beats★
DJ Grace Kelly Mix combines mainly Afro-Brazilian music with Latin American sounds like baile funk, that her mix with electro and house. But as any cross-cultural DJ is also influenced by other rhythms and with her trained ear she catch Oriental Breakbeats and Eastern rhythms that make their way through her mix.
Show respect! Good behavior is a must! Against homophobia and discrimination
THE TROPICAL DIASPORA EXPERIENCE
LIVE AND STRICTLY VINYL
*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