After a hugely successful comeback gig last year, Cymande, the British funk pioneers, are back! And this time for they’re here for two nights of the best in funk and rare groove.
In the wake of the reissue of their three classic 70s albums, the band behind much-sampled classics like ‘The Message’, ‘Bra’, ‘Dove’ and ‘Brothers On The Slide’, Cymande have reuinted and their eagerly awaited new album Crazy Game has now been recorded with John Schroeder.
Cymande were innovators of funk. Influenced by their Caribbean heritage, the band combined Reggae and Rastafarian rhythms with funk, soul, R&B, jazz and rock to create a new and exciting sound which captivated audiences across the world. Their music conveyed a true spirit of “togetherness”, reflected in their emblem of a dove with the head of a Rastaman. The group defined their sound as “Nyah-Rock”, based on the fusion of Rastafarian rhythms with other musical styles – R&B, soul & jazz.
They were simply one of the biggest bands to come out of the British black music scene in the 1970s and have since been sampled by the likes of The Fugees, Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul, and we can’t wait to welcome them back!