Peter King 'Shango' re-issued on Mr Bongo

Feb 22, 2013

Shango by Peter King is an album loaded with history. Originally recorded in 1974 in a Camden studio session funded by money from a TV soundtrack recorded by King a few years earlier, it remained unreleased for close to 30 years despite King releasing five albums in the years that followed, the band touring America, Europe and Japan and King...

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Club Popozuda mixtape archive goes live

Feb 19, 2013

Club Popozuda is a club night and record label specialising in global bass music; baile funk, kuduro, kwaito, dancehall, moombahton, juke, Baltimore and more.  They have been posting varied and super fresh mixtapes over the last few years and today uploaded them all to one Soundcloud account:   For the latest news and events become a fan of Club Popozuda...

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Hollie Cook Interview for Clash Music

Jan 30, 2013

Original post by Clash Music [Last] year Hollie supported The Stone Roses at Heaton Park and let Prince Fatty go dub-nutty on her album. Here’s what she’s also been into. Favourite Album “I’ve often been fickle when it comes to listening to music and have gotten  into a habit of not listening to whole  albums lately. But a recent one that...

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Hollie Cook Spotify Playlist

Jan 29, 2013

We asked Hollie what she was listening to at the moment and she did us a nice little playlist.  So here it is: Watch out for some big Hollie news soon.

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Mr Bongo Vinyl Competition

Jan 24, 2013

We're feeling generous again and have decided to give away the following vinyl LP's to one lucky winner: Doris - Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby? Tom Ze - Grande Liquidicao Os Ipanemas - Os Ipanemas V/A - Brazilian Beats Brooklyn Cravo & Canela - Preco de Cada Um C.K. Mann & Carousel 7 - Funky Highlife...

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Hip-Hop Brazil: 13 Brazilian Rap Artists Who Made History

Jan 23, 2013

This is excellent post from MTV Iggy rounds up some of the most important names in Brazilian Hip Hop over the years.  Well worth a read. By now, just about every country on earth is represented on Planet Hip-Hop, but few loom as large as Brazil. Though better known for samba, funk carioca, forro, tecnobrega, and the country’s billion or so other homegrown...

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Prince Fatty 'Supersize' Launch Mixtape

Jan 22, 2013

We put this mix together to celebrate the launch of Prince Fatty's Supersize album in 2010... and just found a copy of it again. Selected by Dave Bongo. Ranking Dread - Super Star Don Carlos - Lazer Beam Danny Ray - Revolution Rock Prince Fatty - Need It Feat. Little Roy  Shine Head - Billie Jean Barrington Levy - Shaolin...

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Mr Bongo Japan Store Chart 2000

Jan 16, 2013

We stumbled across this chart put together at some point in 2000 by the chaps that ran our old Mr Bongo store in Shibuya, Tokyo.  It's a serious list, including some that we'd never heard at Bongo HQ in Brighton: 1. Herb Alpert - Summertime LP [JAZZ]   2. Lalo Schiffrin - Maria [JAZZ] No audio online for this one....

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Pasquale Iannone's Mr Bongo Top 3 Films

Jan 16, 2013

We originally posted this when our website relaunched at the end of 2011 but due to some technical issues it was lost.  Thankfully we managed to dig it up again for a re-post. Our very own film encyclopedia at the time, Arjun Chauhan, managed to peruade Pasquale Iannone to pick his three favourite Mr Bongo titles.  Pasquale is a Senior Teaching Fellow...

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Tropicalia by Marcelo Machado on Mr Bongo

Jan 14, 2013

Another very exciting announcement for us here at Mr Bongo... We will be releasing Marcelo Machado's Tropicalia in cinema's across UK and Ireland in May of this year. Tropicalia features rare footage of Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Tom Zé as it explores a revolution animated by music and art.  The theatrical release will be...

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