Jul 11, 2013
For the second instalment of our brand new monthly party we have invited Cumbia masters Pollito Boogaloo to play for us at Brighton's Blind Tiger Club on 20th July. Pollito Boogaloo (or 'little dancing chicken') play afro-colombian roots music drawing from classic 60s cumbia, vallenato and puya and mixing in a little dub and some voodoo. Fronted by charismatic Colombian...
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...
Jun 27, 2013
Brazilian dance-floor business selected and mixed by Graham Luckhurst for the Mr Bongo Soundsystem, just in time for festival season. For bookings please contact us Ivo Meirelles & Funk' N' Lata – Baile Funk MedleyEd Lincoln - CochiseToni Tornado - O JournaleiroWilson Simonal - Silva LenheiraLuciano Perrone E Seus Ritmistas Brasileiros - Samba Vocalizado Arito Moreira - Time For CarnavalCelso Murilo...
Jun 26, 2013
The first in a new series of extended 'Mr Bongo Staff Picks' where someone from Bongo HQ selects their favourite record and tells us why. First up is Graham Luckhurst who has chosen 'Tudo Ben: Jorge Ben Covered':This is my favourite compilation album on Mr Bongo. Every single track is a killer. Infact, I often play Mr Bongo DJ sets...
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...
Jun 11, 2013
Prince Fatty, Hollie Cook and Horseman are off to the USA for a mini-tour next week:
June 19th - Dub Club, Los Angeles
June 21st - Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
June 23rd - Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
June 23rd - Dub Mission, San Francisco
Jun 11, 2013
Originally released in 1975 via Sonny Robertsʼ Orbitone label, Miliki Sound is an album by Peter King, Nigeriaʼs most talented multi-instrumentalist, highlighting his unique blend of Afrobeat, Highlife, jazz and funk. As King remarked in later life Miliki Sound was his attempt to escape being tied down following a string of albums for the label by delving into his own...
Jun 10, 2013
Confirmed European tour dates for Ebo Taylor this summer: 28.06.2013 D - Lärz, Fusion Festival29.07.2013 B - Bree, Afro Latino Festival05.07.2013 PL - Lublin, Different Sounds Festival14.07.2013 NL - Rotterdam, North Sea Jazz Festival18.07.2013 F - Le Havre, Festival Moz’aïque19.07.2013 F - Beauvais, Scènes d’ Eté22.07.2013 ES - Cartagena, Festival Mar de Musicas26.07.2013 F - Pertuis, Festival Sun Art02.08.2013 D...
May 29, 2013
This month Graham Luckhurst from Mr Bongo hosts the show and selects some of his favourite Brazilian tracks: J Dilla - Brazilian Groove Claudia - Deixa Eu Dizer Dora Lopes - Tostao Nao Tem Troco Nara Leao - Cacara Odair Cabeca - Isso Que e Bonito Quarteto Novo - Misturada Wan Trio - Selvagem Cizinha Pra Fazer - Um Samba...
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