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April 23, 2014

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    WORLD CUP HOST 2014 BRAZIL AND SOME FACTS ABOUT THE COPA

    The print edition of FRANCE FOOTBALL this week came with the all black cover, which reads “Peur sur le Mondial”, something like: “Fear of the World”, and the letter “O” in the word “mondial” is the Brazil flag, and where it should be written “Order and Progress”, was placed a black stripe. (illustrative photo on the botton this page). The subtitle says: Hit by an economic and social crisis, Brazil is far from being the paradise imagined by FIFA to organize a World Cup, less than 5 months of the world, Brazil has become a terrible source of anxiety. The…

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    THE TROPICAL DIASPORA EXPERIENCE BY DJ GARRINCHA In the early 1990s, the political map of the world saw profound changes with Germany and the once divided city Berlin at the epicenter. Before the Berlin Wall did not only divide this city, it was also the most obvious manifestation of the political crack which had been running through the world after WWII. Shortly after the wall fell the entire Eastern bloc started to totter and finally collapsed. After the reunification, many West-Germans along with people from all over the world came to Berlin. Others from East Berlin could not wait to…

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    SOUNDCLOUD New Release

    NEW RELEASE TROPICAL DANCE AFTER PARTY OF VOL.28 CUMBIATON EDITION With LA MULA SANTA LIVE Dj GArRinchA BUGINGANGA TROPICAL TOTAL SET

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    BUGIGANGA SOUNDCLOUD

    NEW RELEASE TROPICAL DANCE AFTER PARTY OF VOL.27 HIGHLIFE REGGAE EDITION With NYABINGUIA LIVE Dj GArRinchA & Dj Dr.Sócrates Tropical Diaspora Equipe together

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    FRESH TROPICAL DIASPORA soundcloud RELEASES

    BUGIGANGA SOUNDCLOUD NEW RELEASES VOL.26 AFROBEAT HIPLIFE HIGHLIFE REGGAE EDITION Akwasi & Kologbo Feat. World Squad Akwasi Kyereme’s music career began in 1973 in Nigeria. There he was singing in bands, playing Afro beat in the style of Alpha Blondy or Fela Kuti. Born in Kumasi, Ashanti – Ghana, son of a chief and a Ghanaian singer, Akwasi worked  as a jockey, tailor and hairdresser before he finally sacrificed in music. Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was a well known highlife musician. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the…

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SOUNDCLOUD New Release

Apr 6, 2014

NEW RELEASE TROPICAL DANCE AFTER PARTY OF VOL.28 CUMBIATON EDITION With LA MULA SANTA LIVE Dj GArRinchA BUGINGANGA TROPICAL TOTAL SET

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BUGIGANGA SOUNDCLOUD

Mar 9, 2014

NEW RELEASE TROPICAL DANCE AFTER PARTY OF VOL.27 HIGHLIFE REGGAE EDITION With NYABINGUIA LIVE Dj GArRinchA & Dj Dr.Sócrates Tropical Diaspora Equipe together

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BUGIGANGA VOL 9 Released

Feb 9, 2014

BUGIGANGA TROPICAL VOL 9 The Africa Brazil Remix live recorded @ tropical diaspora #tropicaldiaspora —- this is what we want too! thank you thank you my beautiful friend — “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

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FRESH TROPICAL DIASPORA soundcloud RELEASES

Feb 8, 2014

BUGIGANGA SOUNDCLOUD NEW RELEASES VOL.26 AFROBEAT HIPLIFE HIGHLIFE REGGAE EDITION Akwasi & Kologbo Feat. World Squad Akwasi Kyereme’s music career began in 1973 in Nigeria. There he was singing in bands, playing Afro beat in the style of Alpha Blondy or Fela Kuti. Born in Kumasi, Ashanti – Ghana, son of a chief and a Ghanaian singer, Akwasi worked  as a jockey, tailor and hairdresser before he finally sacrificed in music. Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was a well known highlife musician. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the…

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PAX NICHOLAS & THE RIDIMTAKSI

PAX NICHOLAS & THE RIDIMTAKSI Afrobeat, Afro-Soul und Afro-Funk (Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Benin, Cameroun, Congo, Sierra Leone, Cuba, Berlin) AFROBEAT LEGEND FROM GHANA PAX NICHOLAS, a veteran of Fela Kuti’s Africa 70, and his RIDIMTAKSI provide hard-hittin´ Afrobeat with a heavy dose of Soul! Get on board!!! PAX NICHOLAS & THE RIDIMTAKSI is a band of 12 skilled musicians from Africa & Berlin who share the love for heavy and funky music. Lead by experienced showman, singer and percussionist Pax Nicholas from Ghana, who was a member of FELA KUTI´s legendary band AFRICA 70 from 1971 to 1978, they…

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LA MULA SANTA – Cumbia Götter from Berlin

LA MULA SANTA (Chile /Armenia / Spain / Malta / Australia / Germany) The First Chilean Cumbia Band from Berlin   From Tierra del Fuego at the extreme southern of South America until the United States, from the Andes to the Atlantic coast, the Colombian Cumbia is popular, while in Europe it is still an amazingly well kept secret. Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, this music has been not only in Latin America but also international success. The Band identity comes not only from the infectious beat of the Cumbia, but also of different Latin-American rhythms like Merengue,…

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AKWASI KYEREME & OGHENE KOLOGBO Feat. WORLD SQUAD

Live Recording of the last concert   AKWASI KYEREME Akwasi Kyereme’s music career began in 1973 in Nigeria. There he was singing in bands, playing Afro beat in the style of Alpha Blondy or Fela Kuti. Born in Kumasi, Ashanti – Ghana, son of a chief and a Ghanaian singer, Akwasi worked  as a jockey, tailor and hairdresser before he finally sacrificed in music. With Fela Kuti  Akwasi  worked together for many years sewing many stage outfits for Fela Kuti’s legendary live shows. Soon, he joined Reggae, which he combined with his African roots. In Yaam, Berlin’s hottest reggae location,…

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NYABINGHIA

NYABINGHIA http://www.nyabinghia.eu REGGAE, SKA, FUNK (Africa / South America / Europe) Forget your sorrows and dance! With the Berlin reggae band Nyabinghia it will definitely be a great reggae party. Beside mainly roots reggae and ska Nyabinghia’s songs also have rock, funk and hip hop influences. In the early days, the guys covered songs of their idol Bob Marley but meanwhile their own songs predominate and make people dance. Lead singer “Iron Leo” does not only convey a message with rasta philosophy that brings people together but also plays guitar solos that remind of the days of Hendrix and bring…

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OGHENE KOLOGBO & AFRO SOCIAL CLUB

OGHENE KOLOGBO & AFRO SOCIAL CLUB The Legend Goes On – Fela Anikulapo Kuti Guitar Giant Master AFROBEAT LEGEND FROM NIGERIA Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was a well known highlife musician. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50 sides with Africa 70. He played the hypnotic tenor guitar lines, but often recorded bass and rhythm guitar too. Kologbo was Fela’s personal assistant and ‘tape recorder’. That is, it was his job to remember the melodies…

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TRANSILVANIANS the “Kings Of Catacomb Reggay”

 TRANSILVANIANS (from Vigo) “Kings Of Catacomb Reggay” Transilvanians was created in 2004 in the city of Vigo (in the northwest of Spain). The band is composed by experienced musicians from other bands of the Vigo scene from disparate styles. Old followers of classic sounds like Jamaican Jazz, Rocksteady, Soul, Reggae, R&B, Surf, etc. together with their love for the horror B movies and science fiction blends the original sound and attitude of this great band. After several lineup changes, four recording works and numerous gigs along national and international geography (Portugal, Germany..) with their own repertoire or supporting other artists as…

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ZABELÊ DUB

ZABELÊ DUB (Brazil / Berlin) Brazilian Berlin Instumental Fusion Brazilian instrumental music with many influences. From the tradional brazilian styles (samba, baião, maracatu among others) to reggae, dub, electronic, funk.  The result is a blend that adds up to much more than the simple sum of the parts. A variety of old and new percussion instruments joined with the organic placement of electronic and sample sounds. Vibrant and original music,  great to dance to or just to seat  and enjoy many different elements  coming together in unity.   Many Special Guests (Brazil / Berlin & World Wide) ZABELÊ DUB bring…

CAnibal Roots

CANIBAL

CANIBAL (Brazil / Berlin / Mozambique / Spain / Portugal) Brazilian Berlin Roots Fusion The wealth of a country as large as Brazil does not comes down to the reach of just one simple country …it is like several countries in a single one. Formed by musicians from different Brazilian states who met themselves in a city so diverse and multicultural as Berlin! Cannibal Roots eats roots music with no borders and transforms it in a urban ritual, with mixed influences ”multiculturalism” and colorful. Where dancing no more means to express itself through this sensorial experience of sou

Rainhas do Norte

RAINHAS DO NORTE BAND

Rainhas do Norte (Brazil / Berlin) drums & voices   Die Rainhas do Norte sind aus der Faszination für die Musik aus dem Nordosten Brasiliens – insbesondere die Trommelmusik der Karnevalsgruppen aus Recife – heraus geboren. Von diesem Ursprung hat die Band die Charakteristik beibehalten, ihr Klangfundament ausschließlich auf Perkussionsinstrumente und Stimmen aufzubauen. Das musikalische Spektrum hat die Band trotzdem erweitert. Die Multimusikalität Berlins, das Experimentieren mit Rhythmusinstrumenten anderer Herkünfte sowie ein Sprung aus der gängigen Textthematik geben den Rainhas do Norte ihren besonderen touch. The Band Components are: CHRISTINE NUSSBAUM – Alfaia , Xequerê , Snare, Zabumba, Caxixis, Triangel…

Anastacia Eugenio Band

ANASTÁCIA, ZÉ EUGÊNIO & BAND

ANASTÁCIA, ZÉ EUGÊNIO & BAND (Brazil / Berlin / France) “Forró in the City“ – Brazilian Dance Music The concert program includes rhythms from northeastern Brazil, as Xote, Xaxado, Baião, Côco and Samba, to many of his own compositions from Anastácia Azevedo and Zé Eugênio. Who wants to really learn something about Brazilian music, which should have seen Anastácia Azevedo, and Zé Eugênio. The music conveys the beauty and the dreadful, the glad and the sad face of her country with a lot of Rough Trade. “(TIP Berlin) The Band Components are: Anastácia Azevedo – voc – Eugênio Rodrigues- git,…

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DEBÜTANTEN & KILEZA

Debütanten & special guest KILEZA This 6-piece band has teamed up specially for this evening to the unique singer KILEZA to present you a very special program only for this night. KILEZA is a South African born singer and songwriter who calls the world home. Having lived and performed in Argentina, Canada, South Africa and now Germany, she is a musical nomad, and a talented vocalist with a golden voice; quickly making an impression on the German musical landscape. After moving to Berlin less than a year ago, KILEZA has developed a steady following, already performing in some of the…

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LA SEVERA MATACERA

 LA SEVERA MATACERA (Colombia) La Severa Matacera returned stronger than ever with their latest album V.I.S.A. released by Kallpa Records and with the collaboration of renowned New York Reggae & Ska composer and producer King Django. With 12 renewed style tracks, V.I.S.A. explores traditional Afro-Colombian music, Jamaican claimed influences Reggae and Dub, blending groovy funk and rock. The video clip of their first single V.I.S.A. namesake was shot in Los Angeles, a satire of the American dream. Three long years of hard work took between international tours, recovering lost recordings and many other stories to release their third studio-album discography….