Cymande – Cymande



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This brilliant 1972 album from UK 70s funk outfit Cymande (pronounced Sah-mahn-
day) has been heralded as the best Brit Funk album of all time.
Taking influences from their Guyanese and Jamaican roots they fused reggae
influenced basslines, Afro-tinted Nyabinghi percussion, psychedelic touches and
American style funk instrumentation creating a unique sound which the band referred
to as nyah-rock.
Their tracks later became a mainstay of block parties and hip hop break samples.
This, their debut, boasted perhaps their best-known funk anthem The Message and
the much-sampled Bra, adopted by pioneering DJs like DJ Kool Herc and
Grandmaster Flash before being plundered by De La Soul, The Wu-Tang Clan,
The Coup and The Fugees to name but a few.
They stand today as one of the most sampled black British bands ever cropping up
on Hip Hop, House and Dance 12”s all over the World.