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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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Soul Jazz Films premier Mirror To The Soul in London tomorrow

Oct 24, 2012

Mirror to the Soul is a new documentary made up entirely from archive British Pathé newsreels and footage of the Caribbean and its diaspora filmed between 1922-1970. The film allows the viewer to see many aspects of Caribbean identity and life. At the same time it reveals how a British film company shaped this identity and presented it to the...

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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". LargeUp.com 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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Santa Sangre, Outskirts and By The Bluest Of Seas in stock now

Oct 18, 2012

Three new DVD film titles touched down at Bongo HQ yesterday - Jodorowsky's cult masterpiece Santa Sangre and Boris Barnet's Outskirts and By The Bluest Of Seas.  For more information on the films please click on their respective titles. All three are available exclusively from us until the beginning of November. Santa Sangre will also be available on BluRay, stock of...

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A Rio Breaks update from producer John Maier in Rio

Oct 16, 2012

An update direct from Rio Breaks producer John Maier in Rio: "All is well here. The Favela Surf Club is thriving, down on the beach with classes morning and afternoon. It's nice to see everyday, and some of the kids are quite good, competing even with Pikachu. Pikachu and Mancini were on the front page of Globo last week with...

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'Sample This' - the making of Incredible Bongo Band's 'Apache'

Oct 15, 2012

Sample This is a forthcoming documentary about The Incredible Bongo Band – the mysterious creation of MGM Records Michael Viner renowned for its recording of one of hip-hop’s sonic cornerstones, “Apache.” Directed by Dan Forrer, the film digs deep into the history of Viner – who was not only an aide to Robert Kennedy in the ’60s, but the A&R...

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Mr Thing - Nerd Is Bond Mixtape

Oct 12, 2012

Mr Thing is and always has been one of our favourite DJ's.  He also has a ridiculous knowledge of music and is super nice man to boot.  So his new mixtape for Doctors Orders was a welcome find! A few words from Mr Thing himself... " This is the latest in my series of "Nerd" mixes, in the tradition of Kon...

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