Blick Bassy – New album & Performing at SummerStage
Released last Friday, on June 21th, worldwide, Blick Bassy‘s last album 1958 is dedicated to the memory of Ruben Um Nyobé, the anti-colonialist leader of the Popular Union of Cameroon (UPC), who was shot dead by French troops on September, 13 1958, two years before the country became independent.
A tender and soulful selection of songs, the album is sung in Bassa, Blick’s ancestral language. 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.
Blick Bassy will also be performing at SummerStage – Central Park, in New York, on Sunday June 30th, as part of the France Rocks Summer Fest 2019!
6/30 @ Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage at Central Park
FREE – More info