Friday, October 28, 7-10PM: Arthur Verocai reissue celebration with Egon, Mr. Bongo and other collectors playing their favorite Brasilian and global groove cuts. FREE, 21+ RSVP REQUIRED
Saturday, October 29, 12-7PM: Mr. Bongo’s global record collection sale. Open to the public.
5636 York Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90042
Dave ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle began digging in Venezuela 30 years ago; filling up suitcases with amazing latin records to bring back to Europe. It has continued ever since – in warehouses in the US, to dusty back street shops in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser known spots in Europe and Asia. This led to several successful record shops in central London, plus one in the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo. Now the shops are gone, the label lives on, releasing & reissuing the finest funky music from around the world. Mr,. Bongo are currently issuing a marvelously restored version of Arthur Verocai’s self-titled masterpiece of Brasilian 70s music, with blessing from the man himself. It’s the closest one can get to listening to the original Continental Brasil pressing without dropping thousands of dollars.
Mr Bongo is coming to LA for a special pop up at Rappcats – a celebration of the Arthur Verocai reissue with Egon, Mr. Bongo himself and a host of other collectors spinning Brasilian and global grooves on Friday October 28th and a pop up shop focusing on hundreds of choice records Mr. Bongo culled over 37 years of collecting on Saturday October 29th.
If you’re a frequent visitor to this site, you know that we think Arthur Verocai’s album is one of the pinnacles of modern music. But if you’d like to read more, check out Egon’s Funk Archaeology piece at NPR.