Reyna Tropical – Conocerla

Today, Reyna Tropical presents her new single, “Conocerla,” off upcoming debut album, Malegría, out March 29th on Psychic Hotline. Led by guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Fabi Reyna, Reyna Tropical melds and remixes Congolese, Peruvian, and Colombian rhythms with the influential sounds of revolutionary artists like lesbian guitarist-singer Chavela Vargas. Blending the Spanish “mal,” which means “bad,” and “alegría” which means “happiness,” Malegría is akin to bittersweet, offering a home to diasporic beings who are in the process of searching for and returning to ancestral roots. While traversing themes including queer love, feminine sensuality, and the transformative power of intentional relations to the earth, Malegría documents the grief of letting go to who you were taught to be, the relief of finding who you are, and the power that results in belonging to yourself.


Reyna now releases “Conocerla,”  “a love song for me by me,” she explains.

This is “a song dedicated to the multiplicity and multi-faceted experiences that I carry and act from as a queer, norteña woman—rebuking the lifelong narrative of being told ‘que no soy ni de aquí ni de allá.’ It’s a slow, consistent movement that dances towards belonging in the in between, a place of sensuality, acceptance, and creation.”

Reyna Tropical Tour Dates:

Wed. March 13 – Austin, TX @ KUTX Morning Show Broadcast

Thu. March 14 – Austin, TX – TBA Showcase @ Hotel Vegas

Fri. March 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW Public Radio Day Stage @ Convention Center

Thu. April 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Sat. April 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Public Records

Wed. May 1 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater *

Thu. May 2 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *

Fri. May 3 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *

Mon. May 6 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *

Tur. May 7 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman *

Thu. May 9 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air BAllroom *

Fri. May 10 – Indianapolis, IA @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre *

Sat. May 11 – Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed *

Tue. May 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater *

Wed. May 15 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee *

Fri. May 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

Sat. May 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

Mon. May 20 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Brewing Company Outdoors *

Wed. May 22 – Bozeman, MT @ The ELM *

Thu. May 23 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory *

Fri. May 24 – Carnation, WA @ Remlinger Farms *

* = w/ Portugal. The Man


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