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Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness + Deejay Theory

Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness + Deejay Theory

Sat, Nov 4 - 7pm

Presented by Gateway City Arts

$20 / Free for Secret Planet Members

Music Hall

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BCUC is the new sound of Soweto. It got started just a stone’s throw from Desmond Tutu’s home, in the township of 1.3 million souls that was once the epicenter of the anti-apartheid movement. Their “ancient to the future” sound is a next-century mash-up of township music, shebeen (bar) music, church music, gospel, punk, and rock and roll.

“We are descended from tribes who use music as therapy.” Lead singer Nkosi “Jovi” Zithulele says. “Since 2003 we have wanted to be a band that would change the way people think about music from Africa.”

Music by the people, for the people, with the people. The members of Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC) frequently remind us of this, because it’s the firmament of their set— the audience and the band are one; not separate but together; engaged in a ritual of musical healing.

And there’s a lot of healing to do.