Tropika: A Gathering of Minds, Music and Morals

Singapore’s first festival that creatively weaves culture with mindfulness is back for a second year! Tropika 2019 will see live performances and panel discussions from several leaders of the current conscious counter-culture.


The love of music is the inspiration and drive behind Tropika, with a strong belief that music is a universal language that transverses all barriers. From Afro-Cuban jazz to Senegalese hip-hop, Carnatic funk to Chinese surf, Brazilian tecnobrega to Kwaito house, we trust that global music can serve as a model for the renewal of human consciousness, culture and politics.

Tropika 2018

Tropika 2018


It is a gathering of minds, music and morals - where social movements are explored alongside global rhythms, and culture is created alongside consciousness. The festival curates mindfulness on inclusivity, sustainability, and wellness in one fun weekend. From live music, compelling DJ sets, visual and performance arts, Tropika’s goal is to provide sonic and mental stimulation to foster the growth of better communities.



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Co-Founders Ramesh Krishnan and Sharmaine Khoo have each made a scenic dent on Singapore’s thriving creative industry. Ramesh is a crate-digging sound designer, music consultant, and international DJ while Sharmaine is a creative strategist and lifestyle publisher with a knack for cool branding and unique events.

Together with Vice and Mixmag’s digital prophet Nyshka Chandran, the team communicates and curates a universal experience in the cultural sizzling dot of Asia.