26/02/2018WATCH: Soweto's Up-And-Coming Seven-Piece Plays Live At WeTransfer X Gilles Peterson

In case you were wondering who's got next, you may want to keep an ear out for Soweto-based afro-psychedelic seven-piece BCUC, aka Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness. “We see ourselves as modern freedom fighters who have to tell the story of Soweto’s past, present and future to the world,” says singer Jovi Nkosi. As such, the band makes music for the people, moving audiences with their rebellious energy and uniquely explosive mix.

"Like its elders, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness sees its music as a hedonistic trance, but also as a weapon of political and spiritual liberation. Artistic heirs to Philip 'Malombo' Tabane and Batsumi, they seek to give a contemporary voice to the ancestral traditions of indigenous peoples. Jazz sounds of 1970s and ‘80s productions have been replaced by hip-hop influences and a punk-rock energy." (Bandcamp)

Earlier this month, they played a 25-minute live-set at the Gilles Peterson-curated WeTransfer session. Watch the brilliant performance below and also be sure to check out their most recent music video to "Nobody Knows". This group is truly something else!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom