Sep 16, 2014
We are very excited to announce the release of our Olli Ahvenlahti 'The Poet' re-issue. Olli Ahvenlahti is a Finnish pianist, composer and conductor, born in Helsinki, Finland in 1949. A pianist, composer and conductor, Ahvenlahti has been one of leading Finnish Jazz artists since the 70s. He has recorded with several artists and groups including UMO Jazz Orchestra (1977-1982). He went on to become conductor...
Sep 15, 2014
On Sunday 28th September, Mr Bongo in collaboration with Radio Afrique and The Velaslavasay Panorama will host the Los Angeles debut of Tropicália, a documentary film by Marcelo Machado. Tropicália tells the story of the rich artistic and cultural movement born in the late 1960s in Brazil. From a collective of like-minded souls, ‘tropicália’ used music, poetry, theatre, and avant-garde...
Aug 27, 2014
The eleventh and twelfth releases on our in-demand 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: Brazil 45 number 11: A. Joao Bosco - O Ronco Da CuicaAA. Antonio Adolfo E A Brazuca - Transamazonica Joao Bosco - O Ronco Da Cuica This track originally appeared on prolific guitarist Joao Bosco’s ‘Galos de Briga’ LP released in 1976 on RCA Brazil. Previously...
Aug 21, 2014
Mr Bongo is delighted to announce Hollie Cook’s first U.S. tour. In association with the Windish Agency and LargeUp, the tour kicks off at Glasslands in Brooklyn on Monday Oct. 13, includes her first East Coast appearances (she’s previously performed spot dates in California), and concludes in L.A. on Oct. 24th. Along the way Hollie will play Boston; Philadelphia; Washington...
Aug 13, 2014
The ninth and tenth releases on our new 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: Brazil 45 number 9: A. Doris Monteiro - Se Vocé Quiser Mas Sem BronquearAA. Quarteto Em Cy - Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser Famous 'Sambista' and actress Doris Monteiro born in Rio in 1934 and had a career spanning over 60 years. This Samba Rock classic...
Aug 06, 2014
With a life spent record digging across the world and a near encyclopaedic knowledge of golden period Brazilian music, its rare for Mr Bongo to come across an incredible record from that rich period that he doesn’t already know, but that is what happened with Hareton Salvanini - 'Hareton & M.E.T.A'. The Mr Bongo release began with a tip off from Floating...
Jul 14, 2014
Hollie Cook's next single 'Postman' has made the BBC Radio 2 playlist!
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Jul 07, 2014
Karol Conka performs her hit Boa Noite (from her album 'Batuk Freak') in the BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge for Trevor Nelson. This is the first time in history that a non-English language track has been performed in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Jun 16, 2014
We are very excited to announce that Karol Conka is coming back this summer: JUNE 20th - Villeurbanne - Festival des Invités26th - Paris - Petit Bain27th - Berlin - Fusion Festival28th - Berlin - Yaam 29th - Malmö - Sommar Scene JULY 2nd - Göteberg - The Docks Event 5th - Vienne - Café Léopold6th - Sète - World Wide Festival10th...
Jun 12, 2014
Record digging and collecting can easily become an obsession, and for many it becomes a way of life. David Buttle (aka Mr Bongo) has been collecting records and travelling the world looking for rare wax for over 30 years. In that time he has been in many precarious record hunting situations, discovered many super rarities, and also set up...