Blick Bassy: 1958

Cover art from Blick Bassy's album 1958 - the artist's face in profile

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Musician Blick Bassy talks about his latest album 1958

World-renowned Cameroonian singer/songwriter Blick Bassy talks to journalist Andy Morgan about the genesis of his latest album 1958, a defiant tribute to the people who fought and died for the independence of his native country, and questions the bondage of neo-colonialism, the need for heroes, the relevance of history and the search for true identity.

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. 

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Name: Blick Bassy: 1958
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