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Ginga: The Soul Of Brazilian Football coming soon on Mr Bongo

Feb 25, 2014

‘Ginga, it’s in our blood, it’s a gift given by God especially to Brazilians who play football and learn to dance from an early age. I think Brazilians are given Ginga when they’re born and continue to improve it through childhood.‘  Ronaldo Pele, Zico, Jairzinho, Renaldo, Ronaldinho, Neymar… Some of world’s greatest footballers all have one thing in common: they all hail from Brazil, the land of footballing...

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Introducing: Mungo's Hi Fi

Feb 18, 2014

This week see's the release of the first 7" single 'Herbalist (Prince Fatty mix) ft. Top Cat b/w Divorce A L'Italienne (Prince Fatty Mix) ft. Marina P taken from the forthcoming Prince Fatty VS Mungo's Hi Fi project, due for official release in March on Mr Bongo. So, we thought it would be a good time to introduce them to you in full. Mungo's Hi Fi...

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Incredible Bongo Band 'Bongo Rock' 40th Anniversary Mixtape by Chris Read

Feb 14, 2014

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary release of Incredible Bongo Band's classic debut LP 'Bongo Rock' and its sequel 'The Return of The Incredible Bongo Band', we have teamed up with WhoSampled to present this exclusive mixtape celebrating 40 years of the Incredible Bongo Band in sample based music. Original Incredible Bongo Band cuts alongside those who have sampled them...

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Hollie Cook's brand new album 'Twice' available to pre-order

Feb 12, 2014

  Hollie has teamed up with Pledge Music to release her brand new album 'Twice'. Here is the official line from the lady herself: Hey everybody, I hope you’re all happy, heathy and prosperous. I'm excited to let you in on some news about my new album, ‘Twice’. You can now pre-order here, through PledgeMusic, and receive it on 28th April, that's a whole 2...

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Mungo's Hi Fi - 80's Digital Reggae Selection

Feb 07, 2014

  For a very special release next month we have paired two mighty talents in a North vs. South sound-system clash. Brighton producer extraordinaire Prince Fatty has decided to take on Glasgow's own dancehall merchant Mungo's Hi-Fi, with the two crews swapping remixes on a full-length album. Described by Clash Magazine, as “a perfect encapsulation of the creative camaraderie running through British reggae...

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Introducing Karol Conka

Feb 06, 2014

Karol Conka is definitely one of our favourite discoveries. We stumbled across her YouTube videos in mid-2013 whilst digging for new Brazilian hip hop and were blown away by her flow and style, and Nave's killer production. To cut a long story short, we signed her album 'Batuk Freak' and are gearing up to release it. Karol first set foot...

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Three Mr Bongo tracks in Nick Frost's 'Cuban Fury'

Feb 06, 2014

Nick Frost's 'Cuban Fury' premier's tonight at Odeon, Leicester Square in London. Three of our tracks feature in the soundtrack:    And Tito Puente's - Tito On Timbales Full soundtrack information is available at Soundtrackmania.com

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Karol Conka European tour dates announced

Feb 04, 2014

We are extremely excited to reveal dates for Karol Conka's debut European tour to coincide with her 'Batuk Freak' album release in April on Mr Bongo: 21st March @ 104, Paris, FR - Tickets22d March @ Le Plan, Ris-Orangis, FR - Tickets29th March @ La Coopérative de Mai, Clermont Ferrant, FR3rd April @ La Linea, Concrete, London, UK - Tickets4th April @...

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Incredible Bongo Band 40th Anniversary Edition Vinyl LP's

Jan 29, 2014

Two very special Incredible Bongo Band records landed at Bongo HQ this week. Read on to find out more. Bongo Rock For the first time since its release in 1973: a genuine, bona fide reissue of the classic record which became a foundation of rap and popular music, packaged as it would have been seen on the shelves in 1973....

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Soviet posters of the silent screen: 17th January - 29 March

Jan 07, 2014

GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design in collaboration with Antikbar is pleased to present ‘Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen’. As the UK/Russia year of culture begins, this exciting exhibition examines the golden age of Soviet film posters and is co-curated by Elena Sudakova, director of GRAD, and film critic and art historian Lutz Becker. The 1920s saw...

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