Presented By Astral People and WAT Artists
Astral People and WAT Artists proudly present the long overdue, Australian debut of one of the most revolutionary and unsung forces in music - Cymande!
They’re the band you don’t know you know - a bedrock of hip hop and dance culture.
To put it simply, Cymande rewrote the rules of black music.
The funk trailblazers behind joints like ‘Bra’, ‘The Message’, ‘Dove’ and ‘Brothers On The Slide’, forged a captivating new sound reflecting the black-British music experience - a sound that would spread across the planet and inform the musical stylings of the now.
Retrospectively dubbed “London’s greatest funk band” by Rolling Stone, Cymande’s far-reaching influence is profound in-spite of having been largely ignored and soon forgotten by a music industry beset by prejudice against homegrown black talent.
Too buoyant to remain dormant, their fairy tale story defies the odds and affirms the magic in their music.
For the first time ever in their 50 year spanning journey, celebrate one of the greatest bands to do it as they light up headline shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, along with some very special features at Golden Plains and Perth Festival. A rare treat - experience the message for all its beauty!