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Cymande Music

Profile by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 16 March 1973

FACTUALLY, CYMANDE is one of the hottest acts in the States right now with a Top 10 single in 'The Message' and an album tucked ...

Cymande, making it with West Indian "Rasta" soul

Report and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 7 July 1973

WHATEVER BRITISH fans think about homebred groups, blue-eyed or otherwise, it seems Americans are prepared to listen to them with enthusiasm. ...

Kool & The Gang, Oscar Toney Jr., Cymande: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 18 February 1975

THEY USED to say that the day that funky music would grab any kind of attention on this side of the Atlantic would be as ...

Drums of Rasta, Cymande, Rico & the Undivided: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 26 July 1975

IF ANYONE wants to know where the underground is, from which British rock is to get its next and much-needed injection of musical energy, they ...


Retrospective and Interview by Angus Batey, Mojo Collections, 2002

STEVE SCIPIO pauses. The bass player and songwriter with Cymande is trying to recall what exactly his band's biggest hit, the reggae-funk masterpiece 'The Message', ...

Lloyd Bradley: Sounds Like London

Book Review by Greg Wilson,, 9 October 2013

JUST FINISHED a captivating and, to my mind, long-overdue book, which covers the history of black music in the capital spanning (almost) 100 years, the ...


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