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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Karol Conka

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...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Brazil 45's

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...

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The Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 5 with guest selector Mark GV Taylor

Feb 02, 2015

This month we welcome special guest Mark GV Taylor to the Mr Bongo Record Club radio show. Mark is the man behind Blue Brazil 3 on Blue Note and the Americana compilations on BBE. He currently runs a regular session in London called Reference Point at Three Kings, Clerkenwell first Saturday of the month - be sure to check it out.Follow...

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