The carte blanche given to musicians is often used as an excuse to invite friends. This is not the case for the museum that the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris presented to Blake Bassey as part of the exhibition. On the road to the chiefdoms of Cameroon – from visible to invisibleAnd Submitted until July 17th. He was hailed in 2019 for the awesome beauty of his album 1958a tomb in memory of compatriot Robin Om Niobe, an independence activist killed by the French army, the Cameroonian musician and producer took the call to heart to the point of imagining seven artistic proposals that combine concerts, dance, storytelling and film.
“It was an opportunity for me to embody the different ideas that were on my mindBlick Bassy explains, he has recently arrived in Paris from his village of Mintaba in the country of Bassa (southwest of Cameroon). I have more and more intention to invest myself in cinema to participate in the creation of a national novel awareness of the richness of our ecosystem. » and denounced the continuation of his country The name given to it by the Portuguese, the land of prawns When the national anthem “Not a copy of French national anthem “. He knows the task has been formidable since then “Cameroon is Africa in microcosm with 270 different languages and that there is no national language like Bambara in Mali”.
Short film about lullabies
Who published the first novel in 2016, Moabito cinema (Gallimard, “Black Continents” group), so she does not intend to limit herself to music. He made a short film about lullabies from the audio-visual and audio collections of the Quai Branly Museum, in which she plays the Cameroonian model Diana Polly, known to users of the TikTok application. Blick Bassy has always made use of attractive power resources, and has taken the initiative to use musical instruments that sleep in the reserves: “I wanted to bring them to life by interviewing them and Emile Abosolu Mbo [acteur camerounais connu pour son rôle dans le feuilleton Plus belle la vie] He will play the role of a journalist. While they were out, she also asked stylist Muriel Capelli to create custom costumes for them! ».
“In Cameroon we have a dance to mourn, give births, and heal, but also to welcome the dictator who shocks us at the airport”He remembers. It was therefore necessary for the art of choreography to constitute the apotheosis of his participation. This will be, in June, the show 3000from the name of this musical dance, for therapeutic purposes, was born among the women of the Betty people as a means of affirmation.
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