Midweek Music Moment: Ndje Yem

As some of you know I spend quite a bit of time listening to the radio, and today’s Midweek Music Moment is the wonderful Blick Bassy.

 

Although Bassy is a French resident these days, he grew up in rural Cameroon and still sings in his traditional Basaa language.

 

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Introduced to me from Lark Clark’s wonderful ‘World Spinning’ radio program, I highly recommend this show for exposure to innovative and distinctive world music.

 

‘Ndje Yem’ is from the 2015 album ‘Ako’ by Cameroonian singer, Blick Bassy.

With influences such as Marvin Gaye and Gilberto Gil, Bassy has a rich, soulful voice with a melancholic sweetness.

 

 

And if you loved that, here is the wonderfully atmospheric track ‘Ake’ also from his 2015 album:

 

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