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Ebo Taylor February 2013 European Tour Dates

Jan 14, 2013

Ebo Taylor will be touring Europe in Febuary.  Dates so far look like this: 06.02.2013 - Madrid, Tempo Club, Spain 07.02.2013 - Toulouse, Dynamo, France 08.02.2013 - Nimes, Paloma, France 09.02.2013 - Cenon, Le Rocher de Palma, France 12.02.2013 - Riorges, Les Mardi, France 13.02.2013 - Kortrjik, De Kreun, Belgium 14.02.2013 - Mulhouse, Normatrouff, France 15.02.2013 - St Germain, La...

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Nico Gomez 'Ritual' coming soon on Mr Bongo

Jan 14, 2013

We are very pleased to announce an official re-rissue of Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc 'Ritual' album on vinyl LP, CD and download.  This will be available from us towards the end of February - full information is here. Belgium, not the first place you’d think of when it comes to Latin or Afro funk. Yet one of...

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Favourite Brazilian Album Covers (Part One)

Jan 14, 2013

David 'Mr Bongo' selects a few of his favourite Brazilian album covers: Milton Nascimento - Clube de Esquina Seminal album the spearheaded the 'mineiro' sound.  I never knew if the two figures were Lo Borges and Milton Nascimento when they were young or they were trying to represent their partnership. Jorge Ben - Jorge Ben A killer Jorge Ben album....

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Lady Jane Bongo in Brazil

Jan 09, 2013

Our Music Supervisor Jane Cudworth's blog looks at interesting Brazilian trends, news stories and all things Brazilian that she likes: With Brazil being host to the forthcoming World Cup in in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, the world is sitting up and taking notice of all things Brazilian. As a record label founded on Brazilian music, Mr Bongo has...

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Free 10 track Mr Bongo 2013 Sampler

Jan 08, 2013

Happy New Year! Grab yourself 10 free tracks. Some of our favourites, things to look forward to in 2013, and a final track tribute to the late great Terry Callier. 1. Ebo Taylor - Heaven 2. Hollie Cook - Crying Dub 3. Tom Ze - Sao Paulo 4. Incredible Bongo Band - Last Bongo In Belgium 5. Novalima - Machete 6. Salvador Trio - Tristeza...

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2012 world cinema film titles from Mr Bongo

Jan 08, 2013

2012 saw the release of 12 world cinema titles on Mr Bongo. Big boss man David, talks through the films and what inspired their release.   If you are interested in purchasing them all at once we've created a 2012 collection. Michelangelo Antonioni - Chung Kuo (1972) The year kicked off in fine fashion with an Arjun Chauhan discovery; the...

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Ebo Taylor Conflict and self-titled vinyl re-issues

Dec 18, 2012

One of Ghanaʼs finest producer and arrangers, Ebo Taylor was involved in a lot of the Afro-Funk to emerge from the country in the 70s working with bands such as Apagya Show Band and fellow musicians such as C.K. Mann and Pat Thomas.  Ebo's self-titled album was released in 1977 and followed by Conflict in 1980.  Original copies of these two...

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Andy's sample selection pt.1

Dec 13, 2012

A great deal of the music I've been introduced to has been through sampling (Hip-Hop mostly). Here's the first in a selection of my favourite sampled tracks.  It's an impossible task to compile a definitive list, so here are just a few from different genres, in an on-going series of posts. I won't go into who sampled what, and where;...

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Big Dave's Reggae selections

Dec 13, 2012

As you can probably tell from the artists that I work with here at Mr Bongo, I am passionate about reggae and dub. I have been collecting the music since the late 70's and still feel the same buzz about the music now as I did back then. In this post I have pulled together five of my all time...

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Mr Bongo and the Rio Breaks Favela Surf Club

Dec 12, 2012

In November, 2012 I flew to Brazil for 2 weeks. During that time I had the opportunity to meet up with Rogerio, the founder of the Favela Surf Club in Rio de Janeiro. Those of you who have seen the film Rio Breaks will have heard of the Surf Club, and for those that haven’t I strongly recommend you check...

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