We’re excited to welcome the extraordinary Cameroonian talent Blick Bassy to Camden this October. In the words of Rough Trade – “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.”
Blick Bassy’s career took off internationally in 2015 when the tech giant Apple took a shine to his subtle falsetto voice and deft banjo playing and used a clip from his album Akö in the launch for the iphone 6.
In the slipstream of his acclaimed album Ako Blick Bassy delivers his latest album 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.