incognito, cymande, omar, and carleen anderson

What an amazing all star summer line-up.  These four influential jazz-soul-funk acts are coming together as part of the Innervisions Festival at The Roundhouse this July.  Incognito were formed by Jean-Paul Maunick (aka Bluey) and Paul “Tubbs” Williams, and became one of the most prolific bands in the UK jazz-funk scene.  Incognito have released over twenty albums since 1981 and have worked with Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, George Duke, George Benson, Paul Weller, and many more.  Strongly influenced by their strong Caribbean heritage, Cymande created a new and exciting sound captivating audiences throughout the UK, USA, Europe and the continent of Africa.  Best known for songs like Bra, Dove, The Message, Brothers on the Slide and Changes, Cymande’s music has been sampled by some of the most seminal producers and bands: The Fugees, Wu-Tang Clan, DJ Premier, Masta Ace, De La Soul, EPMD, and Diamond D.  Bobby Byrd’s step-daughter Carleen Anderson who is best known as the lead singer of The Young Disciples, will join the Innervisions Festival performance, along with the most fantastic Omar.  Omar is the British soul singer, songwriter, and musician who, with a glass of cold champagne wine, gave us the soundtrack to the summer of 1991; There’s Nothing Like This.  Tickets for Saturday 7th July are on sale here.

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