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...
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...
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...
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...
Oct 24, 2012
The Prince Fatty, Hollie Cook and Horseman Ireland mini-tour starts this week:
25th October @ The Button Factory, Dublin
26th October @ The Wolftrap, Tullamore, Co Offaly
27th October @ The Pavilion, Cork
28th October @ Forum, Waterford
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...