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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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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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