Tag Archives: Soweto

Interview: Urban Village – The Documentary (March 2021)

Interview: Urban Village – The Documentary (March 2021)

We can’t welcome enough every opportunity we are presented to reach and write about Urban Village. Not only because we never made it a secret that we are fans of the music of the Soweto-based quartet, but also because their cultural relevance and topical drive- when it comes to narrating...
Daily Discovery: Urban Village – Dindi (Official video)

Daily Discovery: Urban Village – Dindi (Official video)

Soweto-based quartet Urban Village just released a video for their song “Dindi’, part of their brand-new album Udundolo (out on NØ FØRMAT!): https://idol.lnk.to/Udondolo   “Dindi more accurately put Dark-Dindi was a colloquial term, which describes people who are dark skinned, as to address Black Pride. For this was a necessary...
Preview: BCUC @ XOYO (London; Friday 7th June 2019)

Preview: BCUC @ XOYO (London; Friday 7th June 2019)

They were one of the sensations of 2018, and we inevitably lost ourselves in their embracing and entrancing Afro-psychedelia too. That’s because you can’t simply escape BCUC’s unadulterated Sowetan groove; the way they progressively build it, blending vocal melodies with relentless rhythms, and supporting each other throughout 15, even 20-minute-long...
Preview: BCUC @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 26th October 2018)

Preview: BCUC @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 26th October 2018)

BCUC are an almighty, powerful band from Soweto, South Africa, a town rich in history and musical legacy. Their name reflects their musical composition: ‘Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness’. Perhaps their most characteristic musical feature, as their name suggests, is their dedication to continuing unheard indigenous music from the Bantu and...
Interview: BCUC – Music to Experience (April 2018)

Interview: BCUC – Music to Experience (April 2018)

Paraphrasing the words said by their frontman Jovi Nkosi at the end of their recent London’s show on the Rich Mix stage, BCUC is a band you don’t have to listen to, but to experience. The Soweto ensemble, one of the most striking music projects coming from South Africa in...