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Getting it Back: The Story of Cymande – Actone Cinema

13 April @ 2:15 pm5:00 pm BST

In the racially turbulent UK of the early 70s, a group of black musicians came together in South London with a common love of rhythms and a message of peace.

Cymande – with the dove as their symbol – combined jazz, funk, soul and Caribbean grooves to form a unique sound. Despite success in the USA they faced indifference in their native Britain, becoming disillusioned and disbanding.

But the music lived on, as new generations of artists imbibed and reworked their pioneering sounds in fresh ways. From Soul II Soul to De La Soul, MC Solaar to The Fugees, the Dove had spread Cymande’s message far and wide, prompting their return after forty years.

Illustrated with archival footage, the journey of these unsung heroes is told on screen through new interviews with the original band members filmed over two years. This is their story.

When

Saturday 13 April 2024, 2.15pm – 5pm

Tickets

£14, book at actonecinema.co.uk

Details

Date:
13 April
Time:
2:15 pm – 5:00 pm BST
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Venue

ActOne Cinema & Café
Acton Centre, The Old Library, High St
London, W3 6NA United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
13 April
Time:
2:15 pm – 5:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

ActOne Cinema & Café
Acton Centre, The Old Library, High St
London, W3 6NA United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Other

Custom Order
0