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Mr Bongo at Berwick Street Market for Record Store Day 2015

Apr 14, 2015

We're going back to our Soho roots this Saturday for Record Store Day 2015. Our stall will be on the corner of Broadwick Street and Berwick Street, next to Soul Jazz Records stall, opposite the Blue Post pub. There will be music all day; the stage will be hosted by BBC 6Music's Shaun Keaveny, Sounds Of The Universe are holding a...

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Orson Welles on Mr Bongo: 'Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight: Restored Edition', ‘Too Much Johnson’ and 'The Immortal Story'

Apr 09, 2015

We are extremely proud to announce that we will be releasing a restored, 50th anniversary edition of Orson Welles masterpiece ‘Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight' ('Campanadas a medianoche' in Spanish) on Blu-ray and DVD this summer. This will be accompanied by 'Too Much Johnson', on Blu-ray and DVD, and 'The Immortal Story' on DVD. For the 50th anniversary edition of ‘Chimes At Midnight’, we have...

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Brazil 45's 21 and 22 by Pete Dunaway, Azymuth, Rita Lee, Osmar Milito

Apr 07, 2015

Brazil 45's 21 and 22 are in stock and shipping now. BRAZIL 45 # 21Azimuth - ManhaKey track from their all-time classic self-titled 1975 LP on Som Livre. Lush percussion laden, rhodes driven jazz-fusion groover.The legendary trio are one of the most well-known and most loved Brazilian exports, still regularly touring, including dates worldwide. Most prolific during their time signed...

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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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