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World Music, Africa
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June 22, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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Blick Bassy's stunning and original debut for pioneering French label Nø Førmat! Composed and performed by Blick Bassy, accompanied by a unique ensemble of guitar, banjo, cello and trombone, Akö s eleven sparklingly original tracks are a musical revelation. Sung in Bassa, a language and tradition that he has long hampioned, Bassy sings of the village he grew up in rural Cameroon - drawing connections between the itinerant musicians of his childhood with journeyman blues legend Skip James. While the influence of the Malian folk of Ali Farka Toure can be detected on Tell Me and Mama, and the complex melodic patterns betray his Cameroonian roots throughout, this is an album that makes subtle references to a musical palette that ranges from the Gypsy Swing flavours of Wap Do Wap to the sparse and haunting singer songwriter classic in the making Ndjèl. The track Kiki features in the new advertising campaign for the Apple iPhone 6.

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Catalogue number NF28
Barcode 3298494630125
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Aké 3:33 -
2. Kiki 1:57 -
3. Wap Do Wap 2:15 -
4. Loñ 3:00 -
5. Tell Me 4:19 -
6. One Love 2:49 -
7. SJ 0:46 -
8. Mama 2:04 -
9. Ndjé Yèm 3:16 -
10. Moût 2:22 -
11. Ndjèl 3:28 -