Picasso was right when he cruelly said: ”Artists?.There are two kinds: those who search and those who find.”
Blick Bassy is one of those who find, one who discovered early on that the most intimate secret of art is humanity. Everything is intimately human in his music, without the slightest concern for passing fashion.
Blick Bassy formed his first band, The Jazz Crew, whose repertory already reflected his penchant for bossa nova when he was 17. In 1996, at the age of 22, he took part in the creation of Macase, one of the most inventive of the numerous “jazz fusion” groups, inspired by local rhythms, which proliferated in the clubs in Cameroon. This group collected well-known African prizes (Prix Découvertes RFI, Masa, Kora, etc.)
His debut album 'Leman' was released in 2009 by World Connection Label. After the release he performed in festivals and venues all over the world including Japan, Brasil and USA.
Blick is “a man of the world” in the best sense of the word: rooted in his land but also a traveller in his soul, open to all cultures. His second opus, “Hongo Calling,” reflects him perfectly. Conceived as a passionate musical travelogue, he follows the tragic “slave route” from Cameroon to Brazil, passing through Benin, Senegal and Cape Verde. In the course of his musical travels, he uncovers the missing link between the two continents that once were one.