Imagine an artist with the tenderly subversive touch of Bon Iver, the haunting falsetto of Skip James, the razor-like mind of Akala, and the inventiveness of Moses Sumney… Well, you’ve just imagined Blick Bassy. In his acclaimed album Akö, Blick Bassy delivers “1958” – a defiant tribute to the heroes who fought and died for the independence of his native Cameroon. Its focus is specific, but its themes – the bondage of neo-colonialism, the need for heroes, the relevance of history and the search for true identity – are universal. Blick Bassy brings his roots and history into music in the most spectacular way. We can’t wait to witness his sensational set in July.