AdvertisementBCUC: Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness.
From Soweto, South Africa, BCUC brings full power indigenous funk, hiphop consciousness and punk rock energy to The Jam Jar this Autumn.
Over the last few years they’ve been storming the cream of European festivals including Glastonbury (West Holts), Roskilde, Worldwide, Womad, Fusion, Sziget, Boomtown, Shambala & this year headlined the beloved Tropical Pressure Festival.
If you’ve not had the pleasure of experiencing their unmissable live show, you can expect high power drums, intense soulful vocals, punky triplet basslines and Afro psychedelic fire.
Wednesday 19th October
The Jam Jar Presents
Doors Open 7pm
The Jam Jar, Bristol
Tickets available on Headfirst
A stone’s throw from the church where Desmond Tutu organised the escape of the most wanted anti-Apartheid activists of Soweto, BCUC rehearses in a shipping container-turned-community restaurant, where their indomitable outspokenness echoes in a whole new way. Like its elders, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness 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 indigenous funk and 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. They tackle the harsh realities of the voiceless, especially the plight of the uneducated workers at the bottom of the social food chain. 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.
MĀDŁY is a Bristol based 4-piece band recreated in July 2021. During lockdown, front woman Cassie Madly has been collaborating with different producers to deliver her debut EP ‘The End of Me’. Expect some Neo-Soul with a pinch of Hip-Hop, a sprinkle of Jazz & some French lyricism.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Jam Jar Bristol, 4a The Old Malt House, Little Ann Street, Bristol,Bristol, United Kingdom, Bristol, United Kingdom