Article: Christopher George
Blick Bassy will release a new album, 1958, on March 8, 2019, following his acclaimed 2015 release, Akö. 1958 is a defiant tribute to the heroes who fought and died for the independence of Bassy's native Cameroon. A tender and soulful selection of songs, the album is sung in Bassa, Blick’s ancestral language. Bassy is trailing the album announcement with lead single ‘Ngwa’, which arrives via this dramatic video
Blick Bassy freedom fighter character in the video is hunted down by French soldiers - Blick says;
"In school we studied the French version of what happened. The way I learned it in the books was that they were agitators, troublemakers. Which is wrong. Um Nyobé was in this movement hidden in the mountains, organising the Cameroonian People’s Union, and the truth about what happened has never been out."
Pre-order ‘1958’ here: https://lnk.to/Blickbassy-1958