Category: The Bongolian

"A knock out delight!” 4/5 The Bongolian interviewed and Harlem Hipshake reviewed in the latest edition of Blues & Soul Magazine.

There is a full page interview feature and Harlem Hipshake is reviewed in the latest edition of Blues & Soul Magazine, where the record is described that it “will significantly help to bring about the rise of the Afro-Latin funk revolution and we know who will be leading it! A knock out delight!” Read all about it now…


Friday 15th January at 10am GMT Nasser Bouzida AKA The Bongolian will takeover as the music selector the Radio Raheem playlist for one whole hour. Playing a selection of favourite music picks that Nasser has loved and been influenced by. This is to coincide with the release of theLatin Soul flavoured Harlem Hipshake album on Blow Up Records. Tune in

"...13 brani incandescenti" (ENG "...13 glowing tracks") 'Harlem Hipshake' Rumore (Italy) reviews.

Rumore magazine (Italy) has reviewed The Bongolian Harlem Hipshake in the latest issue describing it as “…13 brani incandescenti” (ENG “…13 glowing tracks”). Read all about it…

El Beardo by The Bongolian hits the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show best of 2020 playlist

El Beardo The Bongolian hits the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show best of 2020 playlist (BBC Radio 6 Music).

“The Bongolian ‘El Beardo’ I still remember being passed a copy of  The Bongolian’s latest earlier this year I almost fell off my seat when  I heard what they had done, it’s a celebration of that 60’s Latin sound so beloved of the likes of Joe Cuba, Ray Barretto, Hector Rivera and Pete Rodriguez and it’s hardly been off my show since it’s called Harlem Hipshake released on Blow Up Records and it’s banging! Craig Charles

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Listen back into the show at 1:14:13

Thanks to Craig and the shows team for all the support for the Harlem Hipshake album this year.

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show (BBC 6 Music) continues strong support for The Bongolian 'Harlem Hipshake'.

“This is El Beardo. The Bongolian. Been getting behind this album for weeks now and the good news is it came out yesterday on Blow Up Records. Its called Harlem Hipshake and it’s fantastic! Come on go out and buy it, support your funk and Soul.” Craig Charles BBC Radio 6 Music 14/11/2020

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The Bongolian 'El Beardo' added to Groove Therapy (Australia) playlist

The Bongolian ‘El Beardo’ was added to the Groove Therapy playlist at 2SER FM Australia today. El Beardo is taken from the sixth album from The Bongolian ‘Harlem Hipshake’

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Independent FM (Los Angeles) Leeza London show makes The Bongolian 'Flatfoot Hustle' single of the week and tonight she has a Blow Up Dance Party from 22:00 (GMT)

Leeza London made The Bongolian ‘Flatfoot Hustle’ the single of the week this week. From 22:00 (GMT) she will be playing the track along with a selection of Blow Up Records tracks of her choice for a Blow Up Dance Party. The show is broadcast on Independent FM a California radio station.

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The Bongolian East Side Rumble video You Tube premiere 18:30 (GMT) today.

East Side Rumble is taken from Harlem Hipshake released today on all digital services.

The Bongolian 'Harlem Hipshake' is released today.

The Bongolian sixth album Harlem Hipshake is released today via Cargo Records Distribution (UK) and is available everywhere digitally worldwide.

Formats: 180g Black vinyl (BU126LP) / 180g limited clear vinyl (BU126LPC) / CD (BU126CD)

“The fabulously cool Harlem Hipshake is everything the title promises” Shindig! 4/5

“ I’m just loving this! So perfect—can’t stop playing it. Just by listening to this makes
you feel cooler” Craig Charles (Funk & Soul Show BBC 6 Music)

“Awesome album” Scootering

The Bongolian 'Harlem Hipshake': Shindig video exclusive and first album review. Read all about it!

As exclusively announced today by Shindig Magazine, the Bongolian video for Flatfoot Hustle is available to view via the Shindig website. See it here:

Whilst the latest edition of the magazine also carries the first review of the album “the fabulously cool Harlem Hipshake is everything the title promises”. 

Pre-order Harlem Hipshake from the Blow Up Records / Greedbag shop here:

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