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The Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 7, 7 inch special

Apr 01, 2015

Episode 7 is our first 7” special. Featuring music by Hareton & Meta, Renee Costy, J-Dilla, Pete Dunaway, Donny Hathaway, Gary Bartz, Letta Mbulu and many more: 1. Hareton & Meta - KM1102. Daebre Damo Dining Orchestra - Yesega Wat3. Mahmound Ahmed - Bemen Sebeb Letlash4. Bahtag Hiwot - Tessassategn Eko5. Menelik Wossenachew - Chereka6. Hailu Mergia - Musicawi Silt7. The...

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Hollie Cook supporting The Skints on tour

Mar 24, 2015

Hollie is on tour with The Skints in March and April: MARCH 21st March – STRASBOURG LA LAITERIE CLUB, FRANCE23rd March – LYON LE TRANSBORDEUR CLUB, FRANCE24th March – CLERMONT FERRAND COOP DE MAI CLUB, FRANCE25th March – BORDEAUX DE PALMER CLUB, FRANCE27th March – COGNAC WEST ROCK, FRANCE28th March – PARIS MAROQUINERIE, FRANCE30th March – AARSCHOT DE KLINKER, BELGIUM...

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Flavia Coelho's 'Mundo Meu', video for 'Por Cima' and Rich Mix, London show

Mar 19, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we will be releasing the new album 'Mundo Meu' by Flavia Coelho, one of the finest live performers on the planet, on 11th May. The album features a stellar cast of guests that include Speech from Arrested Development and legendary afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Flavia is a fascinating Brazilian singer who delivers an effortless mix of samba,...

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Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 6, is available now

Mar 02, 2015

Episode 6 of the Mr Bongo Record Club radio show featuring music by Billy Paul, Asiko, Elsa Soares, Tutty Moreno, George Benson and many more is available now:  Billy Paul - East The St Vincent Latinares - Broasted Or FriedSam Peake & Metropolis - MetropolisAsiko - Hot BlackDr Adolf - SensationJackson Jones - I Feel Good Put Your Pants OnTumi...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Karol Conka

Feb 10, 2015

Continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations from the end of last year, we look back at one of 2014's success stories, the one and only Karol Conka and her 'Batuk Freak' album. Hailing from Curitiba, Brazil, Karol Conka, first stepped foot on stage, and started her rap career at age 17, while participating in her school music competition. She won. Today, almost ten years on...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Brazil 45's

Feb 04, 2015

Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today, it's the turn of one of our latest our sub-label ventures, launched in 2014, Brazil 45's: Brazil 45s is a 7" reissue series focussing on sought after 'golden era' 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music by greats such as Jorge Ben, Marcos Valle, Elza...

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The Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 5 with guest selector Mark GV Taylor

Feb 02, 2015

This month we welcome special guest Mark GV Taylor to the Mr Bongo Record Club radio show. Mark is the man behind Blue Brazil 3 on Blue Note and the Americana compilations on BBE. He currently runs a regular session in London called Reference Point at Three Kings, Clerkenwell first Saturday of the month - be sure to check it out.Follow...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Hollie Cook

Jan 26, 2015

Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today we look back at Hollie Cook: We have been working with Hollie since the release of her self titled album back in 2011 and accompanying singles That Very Night, Body Beat and Walking In The Sand, all produced by...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: 'Hareton Salvanini - Hareton & Meta'

Jan 21, 2015

Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today we look back at one of our favourite releases from 2014, Hareton Salvanini's 'Hareton & Meta' EP. It's always a treat for us to discover something from the 'golden era' of Brazilian music that we didn't know about. Even more...

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