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    Cymande Promised Heights

    Partisan Records
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    • Cymande – Pon de Dungle
    • Cymande – Equatorial Forest
    • Cymande – Brothers On The Slide
    • Cymande – Changes
    • Cymande – Breezeman
    • Cymande – Promised Heights
    • Cymande – Losin' Ground
    • Cymande – Leavert
    • Cymande – The Recluse
    • Cymande – Sheshamani
    • 1. Pon de Dungle
    • 2. Equatorial Forest
    • 3. Brothers On The Slide
    • 4. Changes
    • 5. Breezeman
    • 6. Promised Heights
    • 7. Losin' Ground
    • 8. Leavert
    • 9. The Recluse
    • 10. Sheshamani

    Promised Heights solidified Cymande’s place in music history, and contains some of their most-beloved and often-sampled tracks such as “Brothers On The Slide”.

    As children of the Windrush Generation, Cymande were part of the first wave of innovators and originators of the fledgling Black British music scene. Taking influences from their Guyanese and Jamaican roots, the band fused reggae bass lines, Afro-tinged Nyabinghi percussion, psychedelic rock touches, and American style funk instrumentation into a unique sound they dubbed as “Nyah-rock.” Promised Heights was recorded following the band’s US tour with Al Green, which had firmly planted Cymande in the ears of an adoring American audience.

    ** Cymande were also the first British band to ever play the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.

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