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BCUC: Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness. An indigenous funk, hiphop consciousness, and punk rock energy group from Soweto, South Africa.
BCUC 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 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. 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.
They have collaborated with legends such as Femi Anikulapo-Kuti and Saul Williams and received rave reviews:
without a doubt the best live act I saw“- Gilles Peterson, Glastonbury 2019

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