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Fête de la Musique ft BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)
Headlining this year’s World Music Day, BCUC is an energetic seven-piece band from South Africa whose music is rich in tradition. Drawing inspiration from indigenous music that is not exposed in the mainstream, the group comes complete with the voices of their ancestors, mixed with funk, punk-rock vibrations, hip-hop and Fela-inflections…
BCUC sees its music as a hedonistic trance, but also as a weapon of political and spiritual liberation. “Africangungungu” is the name they have given to their “afropsychedelic” music. Nguni rhythms mix with Tsonga rhythms, the whistles of Bhaca and Shona miners meet the traditional Imbomu horn, while ancestral war songs and Ngoma busuku (night song) choruses mingle with the soul music of singer Kgomotso and the raging rap of the vocalists, Jovi and Luja.