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Wednesday 15th December 2021

Mr Bongo label night

— Jam Jar
DJ set & pop up record shop
price: Headfirst Tickets


“The only place to hear vast, expansive selects dug from every corner of planet earth. 30 years of prolific worldbeat passion and rare grooves put Mr Bongo on a level pegging with Giles Peterson as the UK’s premiere globetrotting vinyl buffs. ”
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We’re back with another record label night!

After the success of our label nights in the last year (we all had a great time and you bought a lot of records!) it’s a huge pleasure to this time welcome the mighty Mr. Bongo to the building!

Wednesday 15th December
7pm - 11pm
Mr Bongo DJs

Plus: pop up vinyl shop with exclusive discounts!

This is both a standing and seated event - there is space to dance or take a seat to chill and consider your next vinyl purchase.

Tickets £7 ADV / £10 OTD

Mr Bongo’s started life in 1989 as a small record shop underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. They were the first shop to sell vinyl releases from independent hip hop labels such as Def Jam, Rawkus, Nervous and Big Beat outside of the USA. They also became an established bearer for hard-to-find, classic Latin music, particularly Brazilian, outside of the Americas.
Over the following years Bongo moved three times within Soho and opened in Shibuya, Japan. They moved their offices to Brighton in 1999 and closed all shops in 2003.
20+ years on they now have a recording roster featuring some of the best Brazilian, Latin, reggae, African and Jazz music by artists including Terry Callier, Jorge Ben, Joyce, Seu Jorge, Prince Fatty, Incredible Bongo Band and Marcos Valle.

Event photos for Mr Bongo label night:

Mr Bongo label night at Jam Jar
Mr Bongo label night in Bristol 2021

Artist Videos:

Mr Bongo x The Vinyl Factory, BRAZIL 45's – mixed by Chris Read
Life In Music: 30 Years of Mr Bongo

Artist Audio:

The Mr Bongo Record Club – Episode #1 - Mr Bongo
Mr Bongo Brazilian Favourites - Mr Bongo
bandcamp - bandcamp
Mr Bongo