• 19.7. klo 15:30 | Main Stage

It’s probably appropriate to use a phrase cult band while talking about Cymande. It may not be a world-famous band, but this London-based act has produced evergreen hits such as “Brothers on The Slide”, “Bra” and “The Message” which can be found on countless funk collections. Founded in 1971, Cymande combined elements of Caribbean music with funk and soul and got noticed in the US as well. At the peak of their fame they toured US with Al Green, Kool and The Gang and Patti LaBelle and in 1973 Cymande became the very first British band ever to have performed at the famous Apollo Theatre in New York. Their songs have been featured at several movie soundtracks and sampled at even more hip-hop albums. Four years ago, Cymande came together again playing both at studio and on stages. Their recognizable music sounds as fresh as it was when first released almost half a century ago.