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Mr Bongo: Sampled – Part 3

May 12, 2015

The final instalment in Gareth Stephens investigations into the lesser-known tracks from the Mr Bongo catalogue that have found their way into various samplers and hard drives. Claudia  Brazilian artist Claudia is a Mr Bongo HQ favourite and here her song Deixa Eu Dizer (the first releases in our Brazil 45's series) gets used in both House and Hip Hop.         Mulatu Astatké A...

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Flavia Coelho's 'Mundo Meu', out today

May 11, 2015

Flavia Coelho 'Mundo Meu' album is out today. Featuring German superstar Patrice, cult rapper Speech (Arrested Development), accordionist Fixi of Java and the legendary drummer Tony Allen. You can buy it here on our website, or download/stream from iTunes and Spotify

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Mr Bongo: Sampled – Part 2

May 07, 2015

The second instalment of Gareth Stephens blog series, looking at the lesser-known tracks from the Mr Bongo catalogue that have found their way into various samplers and hard drives. Azymuth Azymuth are no stranger to being sampled and are much loved by a diverse range of producers.       Marcos Valle Arguably one of the greats of Brazilian music, whether it be his...

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Cinema tour announcement: 'Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight' and 'Too Much Johnson'

May 07, 2015

This year is the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles. There are celebrations across the world, and that includes cinema screening of his celebrated works. Mr Bongo are releasing three Orson Welles films this year; Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight / Too Much Johnson / Immortal Story. They will be appearing in cinemas throughout the year and you can keep...

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Falstaff Chimes At Midnight (50th Anniversary Edition) - Official Trailer

May 05, 2015

To celebrate the centenary of Orson Welles’ birth, Mr Bongo Films is delighted to announce the release of a brand new restored 50th Anniversary Edition of his masterpiece Falstaff Chimes at Midnight. One of the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations, Chimes at Midnight was Orson Welles’ favourite of his films. It has also long been a firm...

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The Mr Bongo Record Club – Episode 8, available now

May 01, 2015

Episode 8 of our monthly, 2-hour, all-vinyl radio show is now available for your listening pleasure. With resident selectors Graham Luckhurst, Ally Smith, Gareth Stephens and Ville Marttila. Hugh Masekela – Actin’ Like A Fool Funk Inc. – Let’s Make Peace And Stop The War Shuggie Otis – Inspiration/Information Leon Thomas – China Doll Horace Silver – Open Up Your...

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Mr Bongo: Sampled – Part 1

Apr 29, 2015

The enormous influence the Incredible Bongo Band have had on beat makers and producers has often been documented. We thought it was time for our resident encyclopaedia of music, Gareth Stephens, to look back at the lesser-known tracks from the Mr Bongo catalogue that have also found their way into samplers and hard drives: Labi Siffre Labi Siffre’s 'I Got The…', as featured...

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Flavia Coelho on Jools Holland's 'Later' this week

Apr 21, 2015

Our latest signing, the wonderful Flavia Coelho, will be performing on Jools Hollands 'Later' show on BBC2 live tonight and also on the extended programme on Friday. She will be performing alongside Senegalese artist Cheikh Lo. Flavia will be performing in the UK at Norwich & Norfolk Festival on 17th May at Rich Mix in London on the 18th May....

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The Brighton International Label Market at The Great Escape, 2015

Apr 20, 2015

Our next pop-up stall with be at The Great Escape, 2015, in Brighton. The International Label Market will take place on  Saturday 16th May 2015 at The Open Market, Brighton from 9AM until 6PM. Labels include: Alive Naturalsound records / At The Helm Records / ATP Recordings / Battle Worldwide Recordings / BBE Music / Bella Union / Blang Records / Church...

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Martin Scorsese presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, comes to the UK

Apr 20, 2015

Well, we're a little bit excited about this to say the least. Martin Scorsese brings his touring film season to the UK, looking at 24 of the finest Polish films, by directors including Wojciech Has who directed The Hourglass Sanatorium and Saragossa Manuscript, both released on Mr Bongo. The tour begins at the launch of this year’s Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, on April...

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