Mr Bongo and the Rio Breaks Favela Surf Club

Dec 12, 2012

In November, 2012 I flew to Brazil for 2 weeks. During that time I had the opportunity to meet up with Rogerio, the founder of the Favela Surf Club in Rio de Janeiro. Those of you who have seen the film Rio Breaks will have heard of the Surf Club, and for those that haven’t I strongly recommend you check...

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Mr Bongo favourite arthouse film posters (part one)

Dec 12, 2012

Printing our new posters for Santa Sangre, Rio Breaks and Sons Of Cuba got us in the mood for a bit of digging again, this time for some classic film artwork. Here are a few picks from this afternoon's searches: Midnight Cowboy by John Schlesinger Weekend At Bernies by Ted Kotcheff Hourglass Sanatorium by Wojciech Has Kabaret by Bob Fosse Metropolis by...

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Literary, Artistic and Political: The films of Glauber Rocha

Nov 20, 2012

Another great article from Sounds & Colours on the legendary Brazilian director Glauber Rocha. If the accolade ‘polymath’ can apply to someone who excels at a multitude of humanities and arts subjects, rather than just the sciences, then Glauber Rocha certainly was one. During his comparatively short but intensely influential career he tried his hand at everything from journalism and radical left politics...

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Cinecity 10th Brighton Film Festival

Nov 08, 2012

The 10th Brighton Film Festival starts next week in various venues across the city. Highlights include Kubrick's Barry Lyndon screening in the Brighton Pavillion's Music Room and Ben Shapiro's Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. Visit their website for full listings, information and tickets

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Film Africa 2012, London

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...

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Day Of The Dead Festival, London

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...

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Soul Jazz Films premier Mirror To The Soul in London tomorrow

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...

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Incredible Bongo Man: King Errisson

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". 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.

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Santa Sangre, Outskirts and By The Bluest Of Seas in stock now

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...

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A Rio Breaks update from producer John Maier in Rio

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...

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