BLICK BASSY

New album “1958” on 2019, March the 8th

(No Format / Tot ou Tard)

Songlines Best Album 2019

Blick Bassy’s third album “Akö” was released in May, 2015 on No Format, one of the best French label for inventive world music. Almost 200 gigs between 2015 and 2017, including appearances at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals as Womex, The Great Escape, Roskilde festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Womad, Montréal Intl Jazz, Lincoln Center, etc.

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 later period Radiohead. 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 true identity – are universal.

 

PRESS

 

“One of Africa’s most inventive and distinctive singer-songwriters” The Guardian ★★★★ 

 

“One of Africa’s most striking talents (…) 1958 is a safe bet for December’s best-of-year lists” The Times ★★★★

 

“Music you need to hear” Okay Africa

 

Mojo Mag ★ ★ ★ ★

 

The Financial Times ★ ★ ★ 

 

Evening Standard ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

Top of the World album Songlines ★ ★ ★ ★

 

“The most original live performance of 2015 goes to Cameroonian magician Blick Bassy.” BBC
(“Akö” part of  BBC Top 10 albums of 2015)

 

 

In agreement with No Format & Zouave

logo no format
 

 

 

Colors session – “Kaät” Roseaux feat. Blick Bassy

Music video – “Woni”

Live at Studios Ferber, Paris – “Mpodol”

Music video – “Ngwa”

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