Offiong Bassey (2013)
The self-titled debut album by Nigerian-American vocalist Offiong Bassey embraces African-American and African musical roots. Gifted with a great voice, Offiong Bassey’s first cuts on the album present a set of easy to listen radio-oriented R&B songs. Things get much better when Offiong Bassey ventures into Afro-Jazz and Nigerian roots music, such as Afrobeat and Highlife.
The album features musicians from Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco and other parts of the globe.
Offiong Bassey’s first recording introduces a great young artist with a promising career who blends R&B, jazz and the traditional and modern sounds of Africa seamlessly.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.