United States / United Kingdom 2022, 90 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

The dove, the symbol of the band Cymande, only got to spread its wings many years after the group of Black musicians had come together. They had emigrated from the Caribbean at a young age and were met with a cold welcome in the UK. Through their music, however, they tried to convey a message of peace and togetherness while still expressing their experiences as young Black men leading a marginalized existence in a White society. Their unique combination of funk, soul, jazz, and Caribbean groove brought them a short-lived success in the US, and after only three albums, in 1975, they disbanded without knowing just how much they had influenced other artists. Their unique sound was sampled by The Fugees, Soul II Soul, and others who made Cymande more relevant than ever and encouraged them to come back to the stage.

Previous Festivals: SXSW Film Festival

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Screening Schedule:
  • Fri 27.05 | 21:00 | Romano House | Free admission
  • Mon 30.05 | 21:45 | Cinematheque 2
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Tim Mackenzie-Smith is an award winning British filmmaker known primarily for sports documentaries. A passionate Cymande fan, he has spent five years working on this film and is proud to bring their story to the world.

Production & Editing: Matt Wyllie
Production Company: Crawshay Films, Ventureland, Very Much So
Cinematography: David Corfield
Sound Design: George Foulgham
Music: Cymande

Source: Crawshay Films