BCUC - Jamboree Jazz

Jovi vocals, Mefesi bass, Luja bass drum and backing vocals, Skhumbuzo bass drum, Cheeks congas, Hloni backing vocals, Kgomotso backing vocals.

BCUC stands for Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness. They formed in Soweto, just a stone’s throw from the church where Desmond Tutu hid anti-apartheid activists back in the day. Their origin was in a container, turned restaurant, turned rehearsal space. With funky bass lines, signal whistles, a plethora of drums, as well as singing and rap in Zulu, Sotho and English, they set off a hedonistic dance explosion that seconds as a weapon in the fight for equality. In their own words they provide an ”emo-indigenous Afro psychedelic fire from the hood”. Their compositions are long; often upwards of twenty minutes. With an impressive instinct for dynamics, they let the pressure build and build, to then suddenly hold back… and set off anew in another direction.



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