Mr Bongo Spotify Playlists: Brazil

Dec 03, 2012

Here at Mr Bongo we like to introduce people to music; new, classic or rare. And seeing as a lot of you are on Spotify we decided to launch a new series - Spotify Playlists. Our Spotify playlists will feature essential musics selected by the Mr Bongo team. We will be covering a wide spectrum of genres and artists and...

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Introducing Horseman

Nov 14, 2012

Horseman, real name Winston Williams, has been honing his drumming and MCing skills for close to three decades now and has worked with the likes of Tippa Irie, Max Romeo, Barrington Levy, Gregory Isaacs and Sugar Minot among others. For the last few years heʼs been the resident drummer and MC for Prince Fatty and Hollie Cook. Horsemove, the first single from his forthcoming album...

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Mr Bongo 'Classic African Recordings' series preview mix

Nov 09, 2012

To celebrate the launch of our 'Classic African Recordings' series that launched quietly a couple of weeks back with C.K Mann & His Carousel 7's 'Funky Highlife' album, we put together a mix of the highlights of the next four months releases.  The schedule so far includes four Peter King and two Ebo Taylor albums, all sought after and extremely...

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The soundtrack to Brazil with Michael Palin on BBC1

Nov 08, 2012

We've been watching and enjoying Michael Palin's travels around Brazil over the last three weeks.  The program gives a great introduction to the culture and flavours of the country, albeit slightly touristy in places. The soundtrack to the show contains many classic Brazilian records, mostly from the 60's and 70's 'golden era' period including Trio Mocoto, Cesar Mariano and Clube...

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Terry Callier memorial concert in London, 28th November

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...

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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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Terry Callier passes away

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...

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MP3 downloads with vinyl purchases

Oct 24, 2012

Admittedly, yes we have been slow on this, but we have resolved the issue and all future vinyl releases will include a 320k MP3 download code card. In the mean time, if you purchase anything from us on vinyl we will happily supply you with the MP3 files, just drop an email back to us when you receive order confirmation....

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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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