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The Poster Designs of Satyajit Ray

Aug 15, 2013

It is no secret that here at Mr Bongo we are big fans of the legendary director Satyajit Ray. Satyajit Ray is one of cinema’s truest Renaissance men and we were delighted to get the opportunity to release 4 of his classic films; ‘Company Limited’, ‘Goddess’, ‘The Stranger’, ‘Two Daughters’. Many critics and fans agree that he ‘transformed the face of Indian cinema',...

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City of God, 10 years on

Aug 06, 2013

Ten years after a Rio de Janeiro slum called Cidade de Deus (City of God) burst into the world's consciousness with the hit film of the same name, very little has changed for the residents and the actors have enjoyed mixed fortunes, writes Donna Bowater. In one of the ubiquitous street-side bars in the west of Rio de Janeiro, Leandro...

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Gilberto Gil in Viramundo at Barbican, London

Jul 24, 2013

Legendary singer Gilberto Gil takes us on a musical journey around the world, exploring the power of culture, politics, and music with a series of concerts and conversations. Gil visits Australia, South Africa and his native Brazil, meeting politicians, artists and composers on his travels, seeking to understand and honour the past, while looking to technology and music to help create new...

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Tropicalia: An interview with director Marcelo Machado

Jul 17, 2013

Sounds And Colours interview 'Tropicalia' director Marcelo Machado: Between July 1967 and October 1969 a group of Brazilian musicians created a musical movement known as tropicália. Inspired by Brazilian music, art, literature, theatre and cinema as well as The Beatles and Rolling Stones, they created a style of music that was seen as being so revolutionary that it’s two lead protagonists...

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Tropicalia Movie Now Available On BluRay & DVD

Jul 02, 2013

  Today marks the release of the Marcelo Machado directed movie 'Tropicalia' here in the UK. You can order directly from the Mr Bongo store now. We have copies in both BluRay & DVD editions available. This movie has been generating an exciting swell of interest in recent months. Not only has the film itself been critically acclaimed by music and...

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'Tropicalia' UK premier launch party, London, 7th July, RichMix

Jun 18, 2013

In light of the current events taking place in Brazil this film seems even more pertinent. Tropicalia: A film by Marcelo MachadoUK premier and launch party Sunday 7th July, Richmix, London 7.30 - 11PM / Film Screening (8.30PM)+ Brazilian music from Mr Bongo Soundsystem "In the late 1960s, Brazil’s revolutionary spirit revitalised music, art and film”The Telegraph Tickets on sale...

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Beware of Mr Baker - A film by Jay Bulger

May 28, 2013

A drummer with the legendary Cream and Blind Faith, Ginger Baker is as well known for his antics off stage as he is for his musicianship. Following in the tradition of Searching for Sugar Man, Jay Bulger’s award-winning and frequently hilarious film features contributions from Carlos Santana, Stewart Copeland, Lars Ulrich and Baker’s Cream band members Eric Clapton and Jack...

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Alejandro Jodorowsky: 'I am not mad. I am trying to heal my soul'

May 28, 2013

Alejandro Jodorowsky: 'I am not mad. I am trying to heal my soul' by Xan Brooks for The Guardian Missing, believed lost, Alejandro Jodorowsky rolls into Cannes like a conquering hero. He has a room at the Croisette and a film in the directors' fortnight – a rambunctious sidebar away from the Palais. "I am like the rain, I go...

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What are the best Brazilian films of all time?

May 23, 2013

Sounds & Colours are currently working hard on a new Brazil project (more info here) and want to know their readers favourite Brazilian films of all-time are. They are putting together a list featuring some of our favourites and other acknowledged classics of Brazilian cinema such as City Of God, Black God White Devil and Central do Brasil Get voting!

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Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band at BFI, London

May 23, 2013

Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band screening + Q&A with Dan Forrer The amazing story behind the creation of one of the most influential albums in popular music. Set against the backdrop of social and political turbulence in the USA of the late 1960s, Sample This tells the amazing story of the creation of one of the most...

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