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Blick Bassy at the Blue Room Nashville

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

$22
Blick Bassy at the Blue Room Nashville

This Event is General Admission – Standing Room Only -> In support of his critically acclaimed album Madiba (May ’23), Blick Bassy returns this Apri/May to North America for an extensive spring tour of the United States and Canada. In his own words, Blick says: “I love playing in the US, a country where artistic appreciation is deeply rooted. I enjoy strolling along the vast roads that connect cities and provide a unique opportunity to admire the magnificent landscape of this country.” The new performance artistically reinterprets the various tracks from Madiba, which saw Blick experiment with electronic production to support his iconic voice and composition style for the first time.

Musically, Madíbá takes Blick in a new direction, spurred by a love of James Blake and Bon Iver to relocate his voice in electronic textures with more spare instrumentation. The album (recorded between Paris, Biarritz, and Quimper and produced/composed with Romain Jovion), lets Bassy’s voice dominate, carried by delicate guitar, synthesizer, bassoon, and brass. The cuts are diaphanous and nevertheless modernist and testify to a contemporary and poetic Africanity at the crossroads of soul, folk, and electro. The album released in May 2023 has been supported by a wide list of media including Louder Than War, Bandcamp, Les Inrocks, Le Monde, Mojo, Afropop Worldwide, and aired on BBC6, KCRW, KEXP, Radio Eins, and FIP.