Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness
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Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness

Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
Established on Jan, 2014
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Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC) consists of six musicians from Soweto, South Africa. BCUC moves the audience both physically and emotionally with a sound derived straight from their ancestral lineage. BCUC demystifies the general worldviews about modern Africa. 

 Music seldom gets so inspiring Into The Great Wide Open about BCUC 

The basic elements of the unmistakable BCUC sound are abstract congas from Cheex. With Lerato playing a moody, bipolar rocking guitar. Laced on top by the ragged rawness of Jovis unpretentious vocals, with Luja on the bass drum delivering flowing boom bap raps. Hlonis funky howling ad-libs accompanied by whistles and nose-flutes. 

Sweetened with Kgomotsos clear vocals and the tambourine. These ingredients are stirred till a chant of ecstasy and euphoria. Its a powerful, almost shamanic trance music that carries the audience with it. Hagen Engler, 

BCUC was selected as one of the finalists of crowd funding initiative Africa Unsigned by a panel that included Tony Allen (drummer Fela Kuti) amongsts others. BCUC reached out to their fans to support their next recording through In 2011 BCUC reached their target and recorded The Cant Cool Cant Quench EP. The EP was released in 2012 on various online music stores including, and 

BCUC shot two music videos with Belgian Filmmaker Christopher Daley in Soweto. The first was for Vumani, which is on their first self-titled EP BCUC. As well as short skits of Journey and Yinde Indlela.  In 2011 BCUC contributed to the soundtrack of the multi-award winning documentary, Surfing and Sharks. In 2013 BCUC entered The Johannesburg Vis a Vis band contest. Supported by Casa Africa and SAMRO. BCUC was invited to tour Spain. During the tour, we performed at Festival Heineken Jazz Ms de Canarias, Festival Mumes, Festival Pirineos Sur, Teatro Arbol, Festival Etnosur and Festival La Mar de Msicas to name a few. 

On our return to home, we performed at one of the most prestigious festival in South Africa, Oppikoppi. We also performed at Drum Beat Concert, which was hosted by the Soweto Theatre. We see ourselves as modern freedom fighters who have to tell the story of Sowetos past, present and future to As BCUC, we want to tell stories of where we are from, showing where we are and where we are headed. Our Indigenous Music is not trapped in the past. Instead our views embrace the now. We are influenced by what we see, hear and the global community. Bantu music is not constrained to where we are from instead it recognizes human connection regardless of geography, culture or social standing. 

We are the now generation. We are relevant; we are the man on the street. the world BCUC 


Mr Van Der Merwe 

BCUC @ Teatro Arbol (Zaragoza 26/07/2013) 

Vumani official video 

Journey live in Soweto 


BCUC en el Canarias Jazz & Ms Heineken 2013