Getting It Back: The Story Of Cymande

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. This is their story.

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Film Screenings

Mar 13, 9:00am CDT – Mar 15, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:29am
Availability:Worldwide

Credits

Director:

Tim Mackenzie-Smith

Executive Producer:

John Battsek, Daniel Gordon

Producer:

Tim Mackenzie-Smith, Matt Wyllie

Cinematographer:

David Corfield

Editor:

Matt Wyllie

Sound Designer:

George Foulgham

Music:

Cymande

Principal Cast:

Cymande, Jim James, Mark Ronson, DJ Maseo, Khruangbin, Cut Chemist, Kool DJ Red Alert, Jazzie B, Masta Ace, Louie Vega

Additional Credits:

Gary Welch: Music Supervisor, Beatrice Read: Archive Producer

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Tim Mackenzie-Smith
Crawshay Films
tim@deadpan-films.com
+44 7939544279

Publicity Contact:

Tim Mackenzie-Smith
tim@deadpan-films.com
+44 7939 544270

Details

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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Biography, Documentary, Music

Screening Section:

24 Beats Per Second

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

France, United Kingdom, United States

Language:

ENGLISH

Runtime:

89 mins

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