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Rewind, a reedition of Stimela’s cosmic groove
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Rewind, a reedition of Stimela’s cosmic groove

The English label Mr Bongo has got hold of a highly coveted South African musical gem, Stimela’s EP Rewind. Whether it be MPB, English rock, afro-latino music, US rap or, of course, African music, Mr […]

Le Tioko-Tioko, Malian funk gem rediscovered by Mr Bongo
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Le Tioko‑Tioko, Malian funk gem rediscovered by Mr Bongo

Mr Bongo announces the reedition of a rare album from Malian musician Idrissa Soumaoro, initially released in 1978. Le Tioko-Tioko, from which the banger “Nissodia” is taken, was recorded by Soumaoro and l’Eclipse de l’IJA.  […]

Mankunku : “The Bellowing Bull” bellows again
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Mankunku : "The Bellowing Bull" bellows again

The label Mr Bongo has reissued a rare gem by the South African saxophonist Winston Monwabisi Ngozi aka Mankunku; a masterpiece of South African jazz recorded during Apartheid.

Mr Bongo reissues the album Modiehi by the South African group Marumo
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Mr Bongo reissues the album Modiehi by the South African group Marumo

The English label Mr Bongo re-releases Modiehi, an album by the South African group Marumo, released in 1982. Released on Spades Record in 1982, Modiehi was recorded by legendary South African producer, saxophonist and songwriter […]

Solat’s 1977 EP gets vinyl reissue from label Mr Bongo
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Solat’s 1977 EP gets vinyl reissue from label Mr Bongo

Released in 1977, Solat’s single “Change the world/ Try, Try”  is going to be re-released on vinyl from the London label Mr Bongo on March 6th. With an authentic musical and cultural mix, the group […]

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The 25 Best Reissues of 2017
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The 25 Best Reissues of 2017

The Pan African Music team select their favorite 2017 reissues. Compilations, vinyl reissues and exclusive archive gems: a short focus on 25 timeless albums that made our year. Listen to selections from this list on […]

Mr Bongo to release a compilation of Burkina Faso golden age funk, disco and highlife
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Mr Bongo to release a compilation of Burkina Faso golden age funk, disco and highlife

New compilation The Original Sound of Burkina Faso pays tribute to a truly golden age of music.  Following the fantastic The Original Sound of Mali released in March 2017, the new releases compiled by David ‘Mr […]

In 1976, Marijata made an african Raw Funk masterpiece
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In 1976, Marijata made an african Raw Funk masterpiece

This is Marijata, one of the most accomplished african funk album, is reissued in vinyl by famous english record label Mr. Bongo.