Check out this gallery of photos capturing the fantastic array of South African artists performing at this year’s event on Réunion Island – and make a plan to get there in 2023! BCUC and Stogie T by Mikhael Thuillier BLK JKS, Bongeziwe Mabandla and Radio Sechaba photos by Guillaume Belaud
We’re still buzzing from this past weekend’s takeover of the beautiful Réunion Island! Morena Leraba was part of IOMMa (Indian Ocean Music Market), a four-day event that is the first music industry platform in the Indian Ocean area, dedicated to connecting the Réunionese and Indian Ocean music scenes to the international market. Also bringing their […]
Texx and the City’s latest podcast series, Texx Talks, features BCUC. They get into conversation with Jovi and Kgmotso from BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness), the 7 -piece Soweto-born band who make music for people by the people. Read the full article and have a listen to the podcast here.
“BCUC come with a unique noise and force, singing ritual songs infused with rap and a rock ‘n roll attitude, channelling both the spirit of their ancestors and visions of the future.” So says South African spoken word poet Thabiso Mohare in his introduction to a recent feature on Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness on the […]
Music collective Africa Express’ new album EGOLI is out today on the newly created Africa Express Records. Africa Express travelled to South Africa in January last year to complete an electronic album in just 7 days, a week of discovery, collaboration and music-making. The result is EGOLI – 18 tracks capturing the fresh, joyous sounds […]
BCUC is on the road again, this time through the UK, France and greater Europe to introduce us all to their latest album The Healing for the northern summer. Check out the dates below, and pre-order the album on vinyl via Rough Trade.
BCUC’s third album is finally here, entitled ‘The Healing,’ with scintillating appearances by Femi Kuti and Saul Williams. BCUC’S previous album ‘Emakhosini’ won best world music album of the year 2018 in the Guardian, and led them across the world twice over. Pre-order The Healing at Rough Trade via Buda Musique, and watch them perform […]
MOLO – the Xhosa word for hello – is the meeting of musical minds which occurred when Africa Express travelled to Johannesburg for a week of discovery, collaboration, music-making and live performances. The trip saw artists including Damon Albarn, Blue May, Gruff Rhys, Georgia, Ghetts, Mr Jukes, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Otim Alpha and Poté […]
“The time is now; we are ready to make our mark and deliver a killer performance! Concerts SA, your support is greatly appreciated and it ensures that we continue on our mission of making ‘music for the people, by the people, with the people.’ We will make you proud!” — Kgomotso Kgomotso Mokone, vocalist at […]
Team BCUC has been named the number one best World Music album by UK media giant, The Guardian. Respected journalist and critic Robin Denselow writes: “This year’s most exhilarating newcomers hailed from Soweto. BCUC’s album ‘Emakhosini’ offers a dramatic, often intimidating blend of ancient South African chants, township influences and contemporary bass riffs matched against […]