Ako (LP)

Blick Bassy

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1
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
World Music, Africa
Label
No Format
Released
June 22, 2015

Format: Vinyl (LP)

£18.49

 

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Description

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.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number NF281
Barcode 3700398713694
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 180g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 5mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Aké -
2. Kiki -
3. Wap Do Wap -
4. Lon -
5. One Love -
6. SJ -
7. Mama -
8. Ndjè Yèm -
9. Moût -
10. Ndjèl -