On this Sunday morning of the new season, we’ve curated a musical selection that gently caresses the ears and brims with uplifting vibes to usher in a cheerful and inspiring start to the season. We are delighted to commence this 12th season of MailTape with Blick Bassy, whose soulful melodies and captivating rhythms promise to be the perfect companion for your day. May your hearts be filled with sunshine, your bodies dance with joy, and your souls be illuminated.
Thank you, dear listeners, for your loyalty and unwavering support. It’s for you that we do what we do, and as long as you continue to join us, we’ll carry on with joy and enthusiasm.
Blick Bassy’s selection
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me
Blick Bassy: “This Marvin Gaye song is so beautiful both in terms of its melody and its thematic focus on environmental issues. How avant-garde.“
Ndédi Dibango - It’s All Right
Blick Bassy: “This song takes me back to my childhood. For me, it’s one of the most beautiful tracks of Cameroonian music. This artist has inspired a large part of my generation. When listening, you can sometimes hear the Cameroonian influence of Michael Jackson.“
Kassav - Doméyis
Blick Bassy: “This song played on repeat in my small room in Yaounde, when I started singing. During school singing contests, I sometimes imagined myself as Jean Philippe Martely, a group that made me want to pursue this profession. Kassav.“
Blick Bassy - LoBa
ImaCrea: “Blick Bassy’s new album, Mádibá, is a true celebration of life. I especially love this track for its fusion of electro with the rich musical roots of the Baasa language in Cameroon, creating a spiritually uplifting blend that achieves a perfect balance and exquisite harmony. You can immediately sense the maturity of a great artist and the characteristic electro touch from Infiné. It’s a must-listen on these sunny days of the new season, preferably while riding your bike.“
FBC & VHOOR - Quando O DJ Toca
ImaCrea: “Here’s an instant banger for you. Movement is what breathes life into our bodies. Let’s dance and let the rhythm carry us away. Those are the moments I cherish, when I stumble upon a track online, and I can already tell it’s going to stay in my vibe for days and days…“
Nyami Nyami - Oceanic Sands
ImaCrea: “Stepping away from FBC & VHOOR’s dancefloor, Nyami Nyami’s ‘Oceanic Sands’ hits you like a musical tidal wave. It’s a wild ride from one extreme to another, but damn, it’s worth every moment of the switch-up.“
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - People of the Loon
ImaCrea: “Returning to a spiritual atmosphere with the legendary artist Beverly Glenn-Copeland, we delve into a reflection on our ways of existence, in line with the concept of ‘adjusted regards’ coined by philosopher Baptiste Morizot.“
That’s it for today! Thank you for joining us; let’s keep the good vibes flowing. Much love to Blick Bassy for his invigorating selection, perfectly suited to kick off this new season with a big smile. Let’s give a round of applause to Noémie for her delightful illustration. See you next Sunday.