Cymande | Ancienne Belgique

Thu Apr 18 2024 at 08:00 pm to 10:30 pm

AB - Ancienne Belgique | Brussels

Ancienne Belgique - AB
Publisher/HostAncienne Belgique - AB
Cymande | Ancienne Belgique
◊ Cymande
◊ ‘The classic British funk band you don’t know you know.’ (The Guardian)
◊ Info & Tickets:
Time - exercise! - always gets it right. Cymande (pronounced 'sih-MAHN-day') was sadly short-lived in the 1970s. But they did leave behind a real legacy. During their short existence (1971-1974), they released three unadulterated funk classics that, half a century later, have lost none of their urgency: 'Cymande', 'Second Time Around' and 'Promised Heights'.
Their influence is undeniable, and Cymande has thus been described as 'one of the most revered and sampled bands to have ever cropped up across the history of hip-hop, house, and dance music.' Think DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, De La Soul, The Wu-Tang Clan, Gang Starr, The Coup, Sugar Hill Gang, Fatboy Slim and The Fugees all sampled Cymande's work flat.
Cymande was also previously described as "the greatest band you've never heard of. But that will undoubtedly change from now on. Indeed, spring 2024 will see the release of the docu 'Getting It Back: The Story Of Cymande', including interviews with Mark Ronson, (Khruangbin), DJ Maseo (De La Soul), Jazzie B (Soul II Soul), Cut Chemist, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Louie Vega, Kool DJ Red Alert, ... which will put the band back on the map. 'Getting It Back' is the story of a group of black musicians who migrated to the UK from the Caribbean, but found success mainly in the US. In the UK, the group remained under the radar: "they faced a music business beset by prejudice against home-grown black talent."
Respect yourself and each other. We take every form of intimidation seriously.
With the SNCB code on your concert ticket you can buy a nominative Bravo! Ticket AB at a very budget friendly fare. These E-train tickets are available exclusively on
Thanks to the collaboration between AB and MIVB, you will find an Event Pass on every concert ticket that entitles you to make use of tram, bus and metro in Brussels on the day of the concert. All info:

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

AB - Ancienne Belgique, Boulevard Anspach 110, 1000 Brussel, België,Brussels, Belgium


Sharing is Caring: