This wednesday evening, concert of South African activist band BCUC from Soweto at Botanique!
Artistic heirs to Philip “Malombo” Tabane and Batsumi, they seek to give a contemporary voice to the ancestral traditions of indigenous peoples. Like its elders, BCUC aka Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness sees its music as a hedonistic trance, but also as a weapon of political and spiritual liberation.
It all started about twelve years ago in a community centre workshop. The format of the band hasn’t changed much since that time, but its musical language has been greatly refined. Their music has a main focus on strong vocals and heavy percussions. Jazz sounds of 1970s and ‘80s productions have been replaced by hip-hop influences and a punk-rock energy.
Their 1st album “Our Truth” on Nyami Nyami label was a firebomb debut and soon they will release their 2nd album “Emokhosini” on Buda Musique. Expect a very lively and powerful live show! Just see this video below > > >
Opening support by Rebel Up Nightshop DJ’s, between South African sounds & beyond.
This weekend in Nijmegen (NL) the Music Meeting festival, a festival for contemporary global music, in electronic and folk sounds! Rebel Up playing various dj sets over 3 days.
And what a lineup!!! >
Saturday 3 june Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Kondi Band – Love & Revenge – Ibaaku – Maarja Nuut & Hendrik Kaljujärv – Mandala Tribe – Praed – Baobab Utd. – Rebel Up!
Sunday 4 june Brian Blade ‘Mama Rosa’ – Totó la Momposina y Sus Tambores – Bitori featuring Chando Graciosa – Satanique Samba Trio – Ben Williams & Sound Effect – Africa Negra – African Salsa Orchestra – Pantra Sein Hla Myaing – Amariszi XL, Rebel Up!
Monday 5 june BCUC invite Shabaka Hutchings – Junun featuring Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express – New York Gypsy All Stars – Banda Magda – Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé – – Los Piranas – Derek Gripper – ArtEZ Big Collective – Bram Stadhouders & The Big Barrel Organ – Paolo Angeli, DJ Safri & Bertu & Socrates, DJ Pralem, Rebel Up!