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Getting It Back: The Story Of Cymande  2022
Director:  Tim Mackenzie-Smith
Producer:
  Tim Mackenzie-Smith and Matt Wyllie
Editor:
  Matt Wyllie
Music:
  Karen Cross (music coordinator)
Director of Photography:
  David Corfield
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Cast:
spacer1 ‘Masta Ace’ (Duval Clear)
spacer1 ‘Jazzie B’ (Beresford Romeo)
spacer1 ‘Cut Chemist’ (Lucas MacFadden)
spacer1 Jim James
spacer1 Mark Ronson
spacer1 Khurangbin
spacer1 ‘DJ Maseo’ (Vincent Mason)
spacer1 'Kool DJ Red Alert' (Fred Krute)
spacer1 Louis Vega
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spacer1 ‘Masta Ace’ (Duval Clear) spacer1 ‘Jazzie B’ (Beresford Romeo) spacer1 ‘Cut Chemist’ (Lucas MacFadden)
spacer1 Jim James spacer1 Mark Ronson spacer1 Khurangbin
spacer1 ‘DJ Maseo’ (Vincent Mason) spacer1 'Kool DJ Red Alert' (Fred Krute) spacer1 Louis Vega
spacer1 ‘Masta Ace’ (Duval Clear) spacer1 ‘Jazzie B’ (Beresford Romeo)
spacer1 ‘Cut Chemist’ (Lucas MacFadden) spacer1 Jim James
spacer1 Mark Ronson spacer1 Khurangbin
spacer1 ‘DJ Maseo’ (Vincent Mason) spacer1 'Kool DJ Red Alert' (Fred Krute)
spacer1 Louis Vega spacer1

Synopsis:
‘It’s like a magic spell.’ That’s just one description of Cymande’s output. Self-taught musicians from South London, the sons of Windrush parents, their music combined influences from funk, calypso, soul and jazz, all brought together to intoxicating effect. Following three great albums and some success in the US, they split in 1975, after being largely ignored in the UK and having experienced abhorrent racism from the music industry.

However, their recordings never stopped inspiring and influencing generations of artists and fans, from Jazzy Jay and The Fugees to My Morning Jacket and MC Solar. Featuring a wealth of archive footage, riveting interviews with band members and artists they inspired, as soon as this fascinating film ends, you’ll be adding the band’s albums to your playlist.

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