Doors open at 12h30.
Blick Bassy: 13h45
Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day. This is a standing concert day.
Blick Bassy (guitar, lead vocals) – Clément Petit (cello, vocals) – Johan Blanc (trombone, keyboard, vocals) – Arno de Casanove (trumpet, keyboards, vocals)
In France, where Cameroonian singer-songwriter Blick Bassy is currently based, his recently released concept album 1958 (about the anti-colonial leader Ruben Um Nyobé, who demanded independence for Cameroon and was murdered by the French in 1958) received nothing but rave reviews. But music lovers were also excited in the UK. The Guardian even called Bassy one of the most inventive African voices of his generation, and the newspaper was not only talking about his actual “ghostly, soulful voice”, but also about his striking mix of African, Latin American and North American sounds and lyrics, in which he doesn’t avoid hot topics.