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An exclusive interview with The Incredible Bongo Band's King Errisson

Nov 06, 2013

King Errisson is one of the most respected percussion players in the world. He has made his own albums, played for some of the best artists in the world, and was also the master percussionist who played in The Incredible Bongo Band. It was his legendary playing that has been sampled time and time again via the track Apache, and...

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Brazilian Beats 7 7" with Zapattta and Junip (Jose Gonzalez)

Oct 30, 2013

The first 7" taken from the recently released Brazilian Beats 7 compilation arrived today. It features the super obscure pysch-rock monster 'A Mesa Santa' by Zapattta, originally released on Odeon Brazil in 1971, and Junip, aka José González, Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn, who cover version Jorge Ben's classic 'Oba, Lá Vem Ela'.  You can buy this record from us here

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The Incredible Bongo Band - Who Were They?

Oct 29, 2013

  The Incredible Bongo Band is a group shrouded in mystery. They released two albums and their cover of the track ‘Apache’ was to become one of the musical cornerstones of Hip-Hop. Their performances are perhaps the most sampled of all time and the musicians in this group were up there with the best in the world, but how many...

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Ebo Taylor European Tour October 2013

Oct 07, 2013

Ebo Taylor is back on tour this week... with some dates in the UK!Oct 10 - Lantaran Venster - Rotterdam, Netherlands Oct 11 - Paradiso Grote Zaal - Amsterdam, NetherlandsOct 12 - Tivoli Utrecht, NetherlandsOct 13 - KIT Cafe - Düsseldorf, GermanyOct 18 - Festival de la Liberte - Brussels, BelgiumOct 19 - Klub Wuppertal - Wuppertal, GermanyOct 24 - Start The Bus - Bristol, United KingdomOct 25 - The Empowering Church - London, United...

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Mr Bongo presents Brazil 45's

Oct 01, 2013

Following swiftly on from Brazilian Beats 7, we are very proud to present a new sister label Brazil 45s; a series of sought after 'golden era' 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music pressed on 7" vinyl. Brazil 45s will feature rare and sought after tracks previously unreleased as singles or only available on quieter LP pressings. Finding these tracks in good...

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The story of Brazilian Beats

Sep 30, 2013

In light of the release of our forthcoming Brazilian Beats 7 compilation, we thought now would be an opportune moment to recap the previous volumes from the past 14 years. So, Mr Bongo main man David Buttle has selected his favourite track from each compilation and tells us a little bit about each one.   Brazilian Beats 1 (1999) Top track: Masters...

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Buddies (Colegas) screening at the 5th Brazilian Film Festival of London

Sep 10, 2013

The 5th Brazilian Film Festival of London takes place from 27th September – 1st October at Odeon Covent Garden. Full information is available from www.brazilianfilmfestival.com. The Brazilian Film Festival returns, offering a riveting presentation of Brazilian culture off and on screen. The Brazilian Film Festival is Londons premiere platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK. The forthcoming hosting of the World Cup and...

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Mr Bongo Presents Latin Disco Classics

Aug 29, 2013

  Mr Bongo's Matt Neale & Gareth Askew select their top latin tracks with a disco-tinge that never fail to get people dancing. Some well-known, some a little rarer, but all are tried and tested party records. Charanga 76 - Music Trance (1979)     Coati Mundi - Me No Pop I (1981)     Baby O - In the...

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From Azymuth To Jorge Ben: Mr Bongo's 20 Best Brazilian Bangers

Aug 28, 2013

  In August we were asked to select our top 20 Brazilian bangers for the guys over at The Vinyl Factory. The brief was simple; hit us with 20 Brazilian classic tracks that never fail to work a dance-floor. Mr Bongo's Graham Luckhurst stepped up to the task and made the selections. In this post we bring you the first...

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