BCUC

South Africa
Jazz Funk Rock African
BCUC

A stone’s throw from the church where Desmond Tutu organised the escape of the most wanted anti-Apartheid activists of Soweto, BCUC rehearses in a shipping container-turned-community restaurant, where their indomitable outspokenness echoes in a whole new way. Like its elders, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness sees its music as a hedonistic trance, but also as a weapon of political and spiritual liberation.

The seven-piece band has been mesmerising audiences both locally and globally with its indigenous funk and high-energy performances that have fast made it one of South Africa’s most successful musical exports. Artistic heirs to Philip “Malombo” Tabane and Batsumi, they give contemporary voice to the ancestral traditions of indigenous peoples. Jazz sounds of 1970s and ‘80s productions replaced by hip-hop influences and punk-rock energy, taking the listener on an intriguing epic journey, sharing their controversial yet interesting views on modern Africa. They tackle the harsh realities of the voiceless, especially the plight of the uneducated workers at the bottom of the social food chain. BCUC taps into the elusiveness of the spirit world of ancestors by which they are inspired. The Africa portrayed by BCUC is not poor, but rich in tradition, rituals and beliefs.

“We bring fun and emo-indigenous Afro psychedelic fire from the hood,” says vocalist Kgomotso Mokone.

2017-2019 were incredible, seeing them collaborate with legends like  Femi Kuti and Saul Williams and play the cream of European festivals including Glastonbury (West Holts), Roskilde, Dour, Worldwide, Womad, Fusion, Sziget, FMM Sines, Beaches Brew, Boomtown, Colours of Ostrava, Couleur Café. The next 3 will be even better….

Videos
  • BCUC - Yinde (Glastonbury 2019)
    BCUC - Yinde (Glastonbury 2019)
  • BCUC   'Nobody Knows' official video
    BCUC 'Nobody Knows' official video
  • BCUC 'Moya' at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards.
    BCUC 'Moya' at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards.
  • BCUC Live @ Roskilde Festival 2018
    BCUC Live @ Roskilde Festival 2018
Images
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Press
"This year’s most exhilarating newcomers."
The Guardian, 12.28.2018
"They were, without a doubt, the best thing I saw live in 2017." Gilles Peterson
02.01.2018
“Loved their set, it was one of my highlights of a great weekend” – Nick Dewey, Glastonbury Festival
06.28.2019
Discography
The Healing
The Healing
2019
Buda Musique
Emakhosini
Emakhosini
2018
Buda Musique
Our Truth
Our Truth
2016
Nyami Nyami records
Line up
7 musicians + 1-2 crew

Jovi - lead vocal

Hloni - backing vocal

Kgomotso - backing vocal

Luja - bass drum/ backing vocal

Skhumbuzo - marching/ bass drum

Thabo - congas

Mosebetsi - bass guitar

Availability

Territories:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland

2020 August, September, October
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Head of A&R Global Pop Music, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20

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