Blick Bassy

Tuesday 24th May

Imagine an African artist with the tenderly subversive touch of Bon Iver, the haunting falsetto of Skip James, the razor-like mind of Akala, and the inventiveness of Moses Sumney. You’ve just imagined Blick Bassy.

 

In the slipstream of his acclaimed album Akö, Blick Bassy delivers 1958 – a defiant tribute to the heroes who fought and died for the independence of his native Cameroun. Its focus is specific, but its themes – the bondage of neo-colonialism, the need for heroes, the relevance of history and the search for the true identity – are universal.

‘One of Africa’s most inventive and distinctive singer-songwriter’
The Guardian ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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