FR.24.10.14 TROPICAL DIASPORA VOL 33 // episode Africadelic on Flickr.
22:00 Open Doors 23:00 Live
ON THE STAGE LIVE • KELELE
ON THE TURNTABLES • Dj GArRinchA • Dj Dr.Sócrates
Berliner music collective around the front-man Abass Ndiaye.
(senegal, togo,kenya, ghana,poland, germany)
Kelele is a word from the Swahili meaning “riot”, “noise”. The Berlin-based music collective around front-man Abass Ndiaye masterfully accompanied of the exceptional musicians enters the stage with the mission to performs his songbook and those songs - a mix of reggae, hip hop and traditional African rhythms - are the elements of a show that knows the single objective: to bring the dance floor to vibrate.
After Show Tropical Dance Party all Night Long with
Dj GArRinchA (São Paulo / Berlin)
Strictly Vinyl Rare Brazilian and Afro Latinamerica Grooves
Dj GARrinchA, one of the YAAM residents 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, cumbia, dancehall, Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Salsa and more results in a bump ‘n’ grind groove that the people can’t get enough of. Fresh from gigs in Brazil, the DJs are kicking off a new series of monthly parties in the YAAM (www.yaam.de), featuring many Bands and DJ´s from Europe and worldwide.
Dr. Sócrates (Vigo / Berlin)
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.
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