Mr Bongo – Interview

Starting life in the late 80s as a record shop in London, selling super rare Latin music, Mr Bongo eventually became the Brighton-based label and publisher for some of the finest selections in Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Psychedelic flavours. With a new shop in the heart of the North Laine, and a 30th anniversary celebration gig as part of Brighton Festival, Jeff Hemmings visited the offices/shop and met up with Graham Luckhurst, to talk all things Mr Bongo.


Mr. Bongo to release new album from Ghanaian legend

The Brighton-based label and record store, Mr. Bongo, continues its good work with the forthcoming release of Ghanaian legend Ebo Taylor’s new album, Yen Ara, out 6th April.

An infectious fusion of highlife, disco, funk, and afro-folk, it’s an extraordinary album from an extraordinary 81-year-old, a man who has been producing and playing since the late 50s.