Running counter to the monopoly of white representation in music, Radio Diaspora translates the African diaspora through free jazz experimentalism and free improvisation. The musicians in the duo, Romulo Alexis and Wagner Ramos, reverberate the signs of blackness through zones of sonorous intensity, giving new meanings to the Afro-descendant musical experience.
In ‘Negro Humor’, their tenth album, the duo investigates the dichotomy of humor to again reverberate their struggle through music against the physical and symbolic violence suffered by the black population. Humor as a facet of sadness. Laughter as symbolic oppression underscoring the contradiction of a society that, by accepting racist jokes, recognizes and lightly reasserts the brutality of the dominant discourse.
Radio Diaspora uses art as an instinctive force to reject submission to traditions and culture as taming. Music is the weapon.