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Mr Bongo's World Cup City Selections - Rio de Janeiro

Jun 10, 2014

Rio de Janeiro needs little introduction; its one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and the one that most people think of first when they think of Brazil. We have visited Rio many times and seen the city drastically change over the past 25 years. Our favourite memories of Rio include the cathedral of surf that is Prainha,...

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Mr Bongo's World Cup City Selections - Sao Paulo

Jun 03, 2014

  The FIFA 2014 World Cup is almost upon us and it’s no secret that we have a love affair with the host nation Brazil and its music. So to join the celebration of the tournament we are going to give you a Mr Bongo inspired musical tour of the host cities of the World Cup. The first match is between Brazil...

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New Brazil 45's by Wilson Simonal, Os Brazoes & Tim Maia

Jun 03, 2014

The seventh and eighth releases on our new 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: BRZ45.7 A. Os Brazoes - Carolina Carol BelaAA. Tim Maia - E Necesario Side A is a psychedelic cover of Jorge Ben's all time classic 'Carolina Carol Bela'. Very little is known about Os Brazoes except that they formed in Rio De Janeiro in 1969...

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Official Video Premiere of Hollie Cook - Real Love.

May 12, 2014

Today we premiered the official video for Hollie Cook's latest single, 'Real Love'. The song is the first single  from Hollie's new album 'Twice'. It was premiered by the Telegraph, and directed by Annick Wolfers. We spoke to Annick about her creative inspiration for the video...  "Hollie wanted a dreamy, colourful and slightly surreal video. The location was God’s Own Junkyard in Walthamstow...

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Martin Scorsese presents Masters Of Polish Cinema and 'Hourglass Sanatorium'

Apr 29, 2014

Martin Scorsese has curated a selection of landmark Polish films, all newly restored, from some of the country's most accomplished and lauded filmmakers, such as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Jerzy Kawalerowicz and Wojciech Has. Zanussi will appear in person as the Academy Awards launches this series on 2nd May with a screening of two of his films; the...

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Musica de Futebol - Celebrating The Brazilian Love Affair with Music and Football

Apr 29, 2014

Brazil became a republic in 1889. Five years later Charles Miller arrived with two footballs at the port of Santos and the country’s destiny was foreordained. Within decades football was the strongest symbol of Brazilian identity. Brazil has won the World Cup five times – more than any other country. It has produced some of the most talented players of...

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New Brazil 45's by Miguel De Deus, Boogaloo Combo & Os Originais Do Samba

Apr 17, 2014

The fifth and six releases on our new 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: BRZ45.04 A) Miguel de Deus - Black Soul Brothers B/W AA) Boogaloo Combo - Hot Pants Road Side A features the title track from Miguel de Deus sought after 'Black Soul Brothers' album, an important record in the 'Black Rio' movement, originally released in...

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Hollie Cook picks for Electric Brixton

Apr 14, 2014

Hollie picks 5 favourites ahead of her performance with Ziggy Marley on 23rd April: Neneh Cherry - Manchild Hollie: Neneh Cherry has always been one of my favourite pop stars. I love the melody of this song, and the video is cool, simple and creative. And she has her kids in it! Brand new baby didn't stop her from fulfilling her ambitions...

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Labi Siffre - Remember My Song. Mr Bongo authentic reissue.

Apr 08, 2014

Born in London, 1945, Labi Siffre's recording career has spanned over 30 years and produced a body of work that has attained anthemic status across the world. He has had two number one hits (directly and indirectly) and is considered by those in the know to be of Britain's most important musicians of the past fifty years. So it's a strange...

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