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Brian Parsons aka Zuppa Inglese

Global music DJ and promoter Brian Parsons, aka Zuppa Inglese, was a major driving force in introducing ‘world music’ to discerning audiences at legendary Club Bongo Go nights at the Mermaid and the Aston Triangle in the early 80s, then at the Moseley Dance Centre on Moseley Road, Birmingham. He then continued with Viva La Musica, Arakataca (in Edinburgh) and other events such as Moseley Tropical.

Brian was also the initiator of the busking band Union Street, the Birmingham/Midlands School of Samba, and his latest initiative Forro Social.

These photos are part of theĀ Gaelle Finley Archive.

Moseley Tropical 04_12_09:Gaelle Finley Archive

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Moseley Tropical 03_07_09:Gaelle Finley Archive

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Moseley Tropical 05_06_09:Gaelle Finley Archive

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Bongo Go

Legendary club night run by Brian Parsons. Held mainly at the Moseley Dance centre, Bongo Go was the club night that played an eclectic mix of music from around the world, introducing global sounds to enquiring Brummies.

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