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Cymande is a British funk and soul band that emerged in the early 1970s. The group, whose name means "dove" in the language of the Ewe people of Ghana, blended various musical genres to create a unique sound that resonated with audiences around the world. Despite their relatively short-lived career, Cymande made a lasting impact on the music scene and continues to be celebrated for their innovative style.

Formed in London in 1971, Cymande consisted of members from Guyana, Jamaica, and Saint Vincent. Their music was characterized by a fusion of funk, soul, reggae, R&B, jazz, and Afrobeat elements. This eclectic mix resulted in a distinct sound that set them apart from their contemporaries.

Cymande released three studio albums during their initial run: "Cymande" (1972), "Second Time Round" (1973), and "Promised Heights" (1974). These albums showcased the band's exceptional musicianship and songwriting skills. Their biggest hit came in 1972 with the single "The Message," which reached number 20 on the UK Singles Chart.

Although Cymande disbanded in 1974 due to internal conflicts and financial difficulties, their music continued to gain recognition over time. Throughout the years, their songs have been sampled by numerous artists across various genres including hip-hop, R&B, and electronic music.


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