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...
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 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 02, 2012
2nd Annual London Surf Film Festival 11-14 October 2012 This October sees the 2nd Edition of the London Surf / Film Festival touch down. An international celebration of the very cream of surf culture, the London Surf / Film Festival brings together film, art, photography and lifestyle from waveriding’s most exciting creatives. The independent festival is a showcase international surfing’s...
Sep 28, 2012
This is the centenary year of Michelangelo Antonioni. He was born on 29 September 1912 and died in 2007 at the age of 94, having worked until almost the very end. As well as everything else, he gave us one of the founding myths of postwar cinema: The Booing of L'Avventura. For film historians, it's as pretty much important as the audience riots...
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...
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...