Blick Bassy / Vaudou Game
Mon 21.8. 19:00
The Huvila Festival Tent promises an invigorating double set of undisputable swinging Afro sounds when Blick Bassy and Vaudou Game appear in Tokoinranta park. These fresh talents springing from France have stirred an enthusiastic buzz in global music circles.
Blick Bassy’s elegant personalised sounds resonate with impulses from his Cameroonian roots, dense jazz and blues influences. The musical instruments heard on stage range from the banjo to bassoon and cello to electric guitar. Singing in the Bassa language of Cameroon, Bassy paints his musical palette with a broad brush, from minimal lightness to flings kindling the party mood.
Last year, Songlines magazine in Great Britain rightly selected Vaudou Game’s album Kidayú one of the top albums of the year. Kidayú means sharing in Kabye, the language spoken in northern Togo. Vaudou Game’s music combines West African voodoo traditions, the energy of 1970s Afro-funk and rhythm’n’blues vibes that nod towards those of James Brown and Otis Redding. The band’s incredibly jovial swing will put a smile on the most serious faces and make the feet tap. This is music you just can’t help dancing to.
Blick Bassy starts at 7 pm. Vaudou Game starts at 8.45 pm.
Doors: 5.30 pm.
For this event you can purchase a snack by Restaurant Juuri beforehand!
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Age limit: 18