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The soundtrack to Brazil with Michael Palin on BBC1

Nov 08, 2012

We've been watching and enjoying Michael Palin's travels around Brazil over the last three weeks.  The program gives a great introduction to the culture and flavours of the country, albeit slightly touristy in places. The soundtrack to the show contains many classic Brazilian records, mostly from the 60's and 70's 'golden era' period including Trio Mocoto, Cesar Mariano and Clube...

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Cinecity 10th Brighton Film Festival

Nov 08, 2012

The 10th Brighton Film Festival starts next week in various venues across the city. Highlights include Kubrick's Barry Lyndon screening in the Brighton Pavillion's Music Room and Ben Shapiro's Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. Visit their website for full listings, information and tickets

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Film Africa 2012, London

Nov 06, 2012

Film Africa, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture, is back in November 2012 with 10 days of 70 amazing African films, 35 leading filmmakers offering Q&As, free professional workshops, and 9 African music nights. After the huge success of Film Africa 2011, this year’s festival is even bigger and better, with a whole range of new...

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Terry Callier memorial concert in London, 28th November

Nov 05, 2012

Wednesday 28th November at Islington Assembly Hall, London A special event to celebrate the life and work of Terry Callier Terry's band will be performing selections from his musical output with special guest vocalists including Beth Orton.  Confirmed DJ's so far include Marc Mac (4Hero), Dr. Bob Jones, Russ Dewbury and Chris Bangs, with more to follow. This concert is being...

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Day Of The Dead Festival, London

Oct 30, 2012

Wahaca is bringing Mexico’s vibrant Day of the Dead celebrations to London, for a four-day festival of music, food, art and film hosted at The Old Vic Tunnels, staring tomorrow and running until Saturday. Performing each night, on the first leg of their European tour will be Rodrigo y Gabriela The tunnels will be transformed, with Wahaca’s very own temporary...

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Terry Callier passes away

Oct 29, 2012

It was with extreme sadness this weekend that we learnt of the passing of the great Terry Callier, on Saturday 27th October in hospital with his family in Chicago, USA, at the age of 67. We had the pleasure of working with him on six albums over the course of eight years from 2001 to 2009.  His live performances will...

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Soul Jazz Films premier Mirror To The Soul in London tomorrow

Oct 24, 2012

Mirror to the Soul is a new documentary made up entirely from archive British Pathé newsreels and footage of the Caribbean and its diaspora filmed between 1922-1970. The film allows the viewer to see many aspects of Caribbean identity and life. At the same time it reveals how a British film company shaped this identity and presented it to the...

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Incredible Bongo Man: King Errisson

Oct 22, 2012

Kind Errisson was the man behing THOSE Bongo's on Incredible Bongo Band's 'Apache', as well as many other rhythms including Marvin Gaye's 'Whats Going On". LargeUp.com published a great article on him last week to tie in with the premier of the Sample This movie (the story of the 'Apache' and the Incredible Bongo Band.

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Santa Sangre, Outskirts and By The Bluest Of Seas in stock now

Oct 18, 2012

Three new DVD film titles touched down at Bongo HQ yesterday - Jodorowsky's cult masterpiece Santa Sangre and Boris Barnet's Outskirts and By The Bluest Of Seas.  For more information on the films please click on their respective titles. All three are available exclusively from us until the beginning of November. Santa Sangre will also be available on BluRay, stock of...

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