credit: Rafael Cardenas
“Invigorating”, “brilliant”, and “charismatic” are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Tropa Magica. “The East L.A. duo made a name for themselves by combining alternative, grunge, and psychedelic rock with cumbia” -Spin magazine.
Having toured nationally and on multiple southwest and west coast tours, they have supported established acts such as Los Lobos, Los Tigres del Norte, and Chicano Batman. The band has boldly and successfully taken on larger LA stages at venues such as The Microsoft Theater, El Rey Theater and The Hollywood Palladium.
In 2018 and 2019 Tropa Magica performed at So-Cal festival favorites Desert Daze and Tropicalia. At the end of 2019 the band self released a limited edition 7inch vinyl EP “Smells Like Cumbia” featuring Nirvana songs as cumbia renditions.
Despite the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 were busy years for the band. Unable to tour, the band has come up with new and creative ways to self-release and promote their sophomore LP “Tripiando Al Infinito En Mi Recamara”. Landing placements on Netflix’s Gentefied and Felipe Ezparza’s Bad Decisions Comedy Special, along with signing onto a second year as 805 beers ``Authenticos”.
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Events featuring Tropa Mágica
- Brand Partnership
- Gear Endorsement
- Distribution - US
- Distribution - UK/Europe
- Distribution - Worldwide
- Booking Agent - UK/Europe
- Booking Agent - Worldwide
- Sync/Music Supervisors