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A Rio Breaks update from producer John Maier in Rio

Oct 16, 2012

An update direct from Rio Breaks producer John Maier in Rio: "All is well here. The Favela Surf Club is thriving, down on the beach with classes morning and afternoon. It's nice to see everyday, and some of the kids are quite good, competing even with Pikachu. Pikachu and Mancini were on the front page of Globo last week with...

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'Sample This' - the making of Incredible Bongo Band's 'Apache'

Oct 15, 2012

Sample This is a forthcoming documentary about The Incredible Bongo Band – the mysterious creation of MGM Records Michael Viner renowned for its recording of one of hip-hop’s sonic cornerstones, “Apache.” Directed by Dan Forrer, the film digs deep into the history of Viner – who was not only an aide to Robert Kennedy in the ’60s, but the A&R...

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Mr Thing - Nerd Is Bond Mixtape

Oct 12, 2012

Mr Thing is and always has been one of our favourite DJ's.  He also has a ridiculous knowledge of music and is super nice man to boot.  So his new mixtape for Doctors Orders was a welcome find! A few words from Mr Thing himself... " This is the latest in my series of "Nerd" mixes, in the tradition of Kon...

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Howard H. Scott - a developer of the vinyl LP - dies at 92

Oct 08, 2012

Howard H. Scott, who was part of the team at Columbia Records that introduced the long-playing vinyl record in 1948 before going on to produce albums with the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Gould, Isaac Stern and many other giants of classical music, died on Sept. 22 in Reading, Pa. He was 92.  The cause was cancer, said his daughter, Andrea K. Scott....

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Michelangelo Antonioni: centenary of a forgotten giant

Sep 28, 2012

This is the centenary year of Michelangelo Antonioni. He was born on 29 September 1912 and died in 2007 at the age of 94, having worked until almost the very end. As well as everything else, he gave us one of the founding myths of postwar cinema: The Booing of L'Avventura. For film historians, it's as pretty much important as the audience riots...

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'Raul: O Início, o Fim e o Meio' screening in London

Sep 26, 2012

Raul Seixas is one of the most iconic figures to come out of Brazilian music, a man who was able to connect with listeners the way that Joe Strummer did, who lived the lifestyle of Harry Nilsson or John Martyn (i.e. drink until your body can’t take anymore) and had a spiritual (yet personal) side that allowed him to connect...

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'No Olho da Rua' photography exhibition

Sep 25, 2012

No Olho da Rua is an acclaimed project, documenting a long-term collaboration between young people living on the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and artists Julian Germain, Patricia Azevedo and Murilo Godoy.  The project demonstrates how photography has been used to offer a platform to the socially and economically excluded, enabling them to express their ideas, thoughts and feelings.  The...

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Santa Sangre at Day Of The Dead celebrations in London

Sep 18, 2012

From the 31st October to 3rd November, Wahaca will be 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. Performing each night, on the first leg of their European tour will be this year’s Wilderness Festival headliners, Rodrigo y Gabriela with their unique...

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