Apr 21, 2015
Our latest signing, the wonderful Flavia Coelho, will be performing on Jools Hollands 'Later' show on BBC2 live tonight and also on the extended programme on Friday. She will be performing alongside Senegalese artist Cheikh Lo. Flavia will be performing in the UK at Norwich & Norfolk Festival on 17th May at Rich Mix in London on the 18th May....
Apr 20, 2015
Our next pop-up stall with be at The Great Escape, 2015, in Brighton. The International Label Market will take place on Saturday 16th May 2015 at The Open Market, Brighton from 9AM until 6PM. Labels include: Alive Naturalsound records / At The Helm Records / ATP Recordings / Battle Worldwide Recordings / BBE Music / Bella Union / Blang Records / Church...
Apr 09, 2015
We have released a selection of 'test press' vinyl LP's and 7"'s exclusively on mrbongo.com. Titles include forthcoming, unreleased Brazil 45's and Afro 45's. When they are gone, they are gone - very limited.
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Apr 07, 2015
Brazil 45's 21 and 22 are in stock and shipping now. BRAZIL 45 # 21Azimuth - ManhaKey track from their all-time classic self-titled 1975 LP on Som Livre. Lush percussion laden, rhodes driven jazz-fusion groover.The legendary trio are one of the most well-known and most loved Brazilian exports, still regularly touring, including dates worldwide. Most prolific during their time signed...
Apr 01, 2015
Episode 7 is our first 7” special. Featuring music by Hareton & Meta, Renee Costy, J-Dilla, Pete Dunaway, Donny Hathaway, Gary Bartz, Letta Mbulu and many more: 1. Hareton & Meta - KM1102. Daebre Damo Dining Orchestra - Yesega Wat3. Mahmound Ahmed - Bemen Sebeb Letlash4. Bahtag Hiwot - Tessassategn Eko5. Menelik Wossenachew - Chereka6. Hailu Mergia - Musicawi Silt7. The...
Mar 24, 2015
Hollie is on tour with The Skints in March and April: MARCH 21st March – STRASBOURG LA LAITERIE CLUB, FRANCE23rd March – LYON LE TRANSBORDEUR CLUB, FRANCE24th March – CLERMONT FERRAND COOP DE MAI CLUB, FRANCE25th March – BORDEAUX DE PALMER CLUB, FRANCE27th March – COGNAC WEST ROCK, FRANCE28th March – PARIS MAROQUINERIE, FRANCE30th March – AARSCHOT DE KLINKER, BELGIUM...
Mar 19, 2015
We are delighted to announce that we will be releasing the new album 'Mundo Meu' by Flavia Coelho, one of the finest live performers on the planet, on 11th May. The album features a stellar cast of guests that include Speech from Arrested Development and legendary afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Flavia is a fascinating Brazilian singer who delivers an effortless mix of samba,...
Mar 02, 2015
Episode 6 of the Mr Bongo Record Club radio show featuring music by Billy Paul, Asiko, Elsa Soares, Tutty Moreno, George Benson and many more is available now: Billy Paul - East The St Vincent Latinares - Broasted Or FriedSam Peake & Metropolis - MetropolisAsiko - Hot BlackDr Adolf - SensationJackson Jones - I Feel Good Put Your Pants OnTumi...
Feb 10, 2015
Continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations from the end of last year, we look back at one of 2014's success stories, the one and only Karol Conka and her 'Batuk Freak' album. Hailing from Curitiba, Brazil, Karol Conka, first stepped foot on stage, and started her rap career at age 17, while participating in her school music competition. She won. Today, almost ten years on...
Feb 04, 2015
Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today, it's the turn of one of our latest our sub-label ventures, launched in 2014, Brazil 45's: Brazil 45s is a 7" reissue series focussing on sought after 'golden era' 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music by greats such as Jorge Ben, Marcos Valle, Elza...