Tag Archives: Soweto

Event Preview: BCUC @ Kings Place (London; Thursday 21st July 2022)

Event Preview: BCUC @ Kings Place (London; Thursday 21st July 2022)

Oh yes, we missed them so much! Three years without their overwhelming energy, magnetising stage presence and of course, gripping sound, and we were already feeling a bit lost. But that’s what BCUC is about, and to attend one of their performances, just standing or going wild under the stage...
Event Preview: BLK JKS @ MOTH Club (London; Wednesday 22nd June 2022)

Event Preview: BLK JKS @ MOTH Club (London; Wednesday 22nd June 2022)

Considering the richness and diversity of the Jo’burg music scene, it’s not really the most effortless achievement to become one of its most influential acts. Still, Soweto-based quartet BLK JKS, has not only grown into one of the most revered bands burgeoning from the Jozi musical landscape, but from the...
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...