Tag: Mr Bongo

Brazilian Beats 'N Pieces - Mixed By Phat Kev

Brazilian Beats ‘N Pieces – Mixed By Phat Kev CD [Mr Bongo]

I've recently been sent a couple of pieces from record shop / label Mr Bongo's giving me a little insight into Brazilian music and culture. I guess a lot of people's knowledge of Brazil encompasses soccer, some of the world's finest Drum & Bass , the film Cidade De Deus and the video to Snoop's "Beautiful "... mine certainly doesn't go a lot further. I'm aware that it's a former Portugese colony in South America with a reputation for great weather and fine women, made significantly less joyous by grinding poverty and a shockingly high crime rate.

Jose Conde and Ola Fresca - (R)Evolucion LP [Mr Bongo]

Jose Conde and Ola Fresca – (R)Evolucion LP [Mr Bongo]

Ola Fresca (fresh wave) is the name of the band singer-composer-lyricist José Conde founded in 2000.  Ola Fresca features some of the best musicians in New York City, coming together for a fresh take on rootsy, funky, jazzy, Latin dance music. Their new album ‘(R)evolución’ is produced by the Grammy-winning Aaron Levinson and sees the band expand to include a unique array of musicians’ musicians, some of whom are living legends.