'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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Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes

Sep 17, 2012

The new Flying Lotus album 'Until The Quiet Comes' is due to drop officially on 1st October and if it's like any of his previous releases it's worth buying blind. The release of Until The Quiet Comes is accompanied by a short film directed by Kahlil Joseph and is very special indeed: More information on the album and the various...

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4th Brazilian Film Festival of London

Sep 14, 2012

The Fourth Brazilian Film Festival returns to London between September 21st and 25th.  The festival is a rich and comprehensive edition of the last year’s Brazilian cinema panorama. This years event will be held at Odeon, Panton Street.  For full information on the event and films head over to the official website.

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King Crab Reggae Selection by Frankie Francis

Sep 13, 2012

The gentlemen at Sofrito - namely Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis - constantly turn out superb mixtapes (as well as superb parties in London).  This one is no exception.  Here, Frankie draws on his stellar selection of vintage unreleased dubplates and heavy 45s from JA for a serious session of roots, rocksteady and ska with a dose of dubwise and a special nod...

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Paradise 5th Birthday Party with Norman Jay, Prince Fatty & Hollie Cook

Sep 11, 2012

As part of their 5th Birthday celebrations, The Paradise in Kensal Green (London) present an evening of Good Times with Norman Jay and our own Prince Fatty, Horseman & Hollie Cook, all in aid of Kids Company. Tickets in advance are £8 and allow you to jump the queue.  Tickets on the door will be available at the same price....

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New Brazilian vinyl re-issues from Salvador Trio and Johnnny Alf

Sep 07, 2012

Three new Brazilian vinyl re-issues landed this week - two from Salvador Trio and one from Johnny Alf.   Both Salvdor Trio LP's are - in our honest opinion - essentials for fans of 'that' classic, heavy Brazilian bossa jazz sound; deep, sonically huge and rhythm-heavy.   Individual information via the links below: Salvador Trio - Tristeza Salvador Trio -...

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Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll 2012

Sep 07, 2012

Once a decade Sight & Sound asks critics to select the Greatest Films of All Time. "We’re proud that, thanks to its longevity and critical reach, this poll has come to be regarded as the most trusted guide there is to the canon of cinema greats, not to mention a barometer of changing critical tastes. Famously, Citizen Kane topped our...

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