‘Totally tropical’


Paulo Presotto (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Fabio Reis (drum kit, backing vocals), Roberto Rios (bass, percussion), Maya Finlay (lead guitar, cavaco, vocals), Darren Kennedy (percussion) and Kate Pittard (sax, flute, backing vocals)


Reggae/Samba/Funk from San Francisco by way of Brazil. Performances with include "Tao Te Escondendo o Jogo", "Braziliality", "Olhos Coloridos" and “They Should, They Could …”


TropiCali is a band that fuses distinct musical influences, from various parts of the Americas, with original songs in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. Formed in the San Francisco Bay Area, TropiCali mixes tropical rhythms like Samba, Reggae, and Forró with Californian influences such as Funk and Rock. The uniting characteristic of TropiCali's music is the emphasis on infectious grooves and fun dance beats that keep the party moving.

TropiCali is part of the surging Bay Area Latin music scene, and regularly plays on main stages representing this movement in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. At their shows, fans indulge in dancing, fun, diversity, and an atmosphere of open-mindedness and world citizenry.