“Ngwa” by Blick Bassy – from the album “1958” is out on 8th March 2019.
This music video reclaims an important moment for Cameroon. The Artist, Blick Bassy, latest track grapples illustrating utmost beauty and honesty unfolding spectacular landscapes of Lesotho. With this music video, the artist soothes torment and honour lives that were uprooted and lost.
Bassy himself poetically emphasizes the emotional importance and dedication of the work to us. “Ngwa, my friend, you who fought for our freedom, for our sovereignty, you who gave your life so that we are equal, you are my hero,” he says. “With this song, I wanted to pay tribute to your fight, our fight, but also to your philosophy, where the values of equality, antiracism, anti-xenophobia, serve emancipation and fulfilment of every human being. This is my way of paying tribute to you. To Um Nyobè.” And with the depth of such a tribute, all listeners benefit as the message and music settle upon the soul.
Production Company: The Star Film Company
Executive Producer: Ksenija Strydom-Micic
Co-Producers: Nomtha Dano and Mbuyi Makanda
Art Direction and Costume Designer: Tamzyn Botha
DP: Justus de Jager
Post Production: Left Post Production
Editor: Saki “Fokken” Bergh
Post Production: Geppetto’s Workshop
VFX: Gui Felix
Animation: Yolandi Meiring
Final Mix: Louis Enslin
Check out this Ngwa by The Star Film Company listed under Music Videos, Special Categories at Ciclope Festival.
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