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Promised Heights To Be Reissued On Vinyl On May 17th via Partisan Records

PRE-ORDER This year marks the 50th anniversary of Cymande’s Promised Heights, a record that closed out an historic three album run of seminal early ’70s Afro-soul that also included their 1972 self-titled debut and 1973’s Second Time Round. Promised Heights solidified Cymande’s place in music history, and contains some of their most-beloved and often-sampled tracks such as “Brothers On… Read more »

CYMANDE ANNOUNCE RUN OF HEADLINE EUROPEAN SHOWS FOR APRIL 2024

Berlin, Paris, Brussels, London & Amsterdam Tickets On Sale This Friday October 30, 2023 – They’ve been known as “the greatest band you’ve never heard of,” however in 2024 that’s clearly all about to change.  Cymande, a group black British musicians, who all came to the UK from the Caribbean as children, released three brilliant… Read more »

CYMANDE ANNOUNCE FIRST AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN THEIR FIFTY-YEAR-LONG CAREER PERFORMING NATIONALLY FEB – MAR 2024

“London’s greatest funk band” Rolling Stone “Cymande’s story is one of musical survival against all odds” The Guardian “Not only were they a foundation for Brit funk but other movements too. You need gate openers for any movement to happen and they were certainly one of those” Gilles Peterson “Another generation will have the opportunity… Read more »

BFI Distribution announces the UK-wide theatrical release of GETTING IT BACK: THE STORY OF CYMANDE on 16 February 2024

London – 25 October 2023. BFI Distribution announces today the forthcoming UK-wide theatrical release of GETTING IT BACK: THE STORY OF CYMANDE. The award-winning music documentary feature will open in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 16 February 2024. The debut feature film from British director Tim Mackenzie-Smith, this is a riveting account of… Read more »