Rebellious, spiritual, and exhilarating, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness’ live shows are transcendent rites of explosive sound. Following in the pulses of their ancestors, they awaken crowds to the power of a shared, fairer future. Their dancefloor Afro-futurism heals and commands in propulsive jams that rebalance bodies and souls.
Says lead singer Jovi: “Since 2003 we have wanted to be a band that would change the way people think about music from Africa. 18 years later we are still on the mission to use music as a vehicle to maneuver and negotiate the storms of human relations for the purpose of better understanding across colors, social issues and locations.”
BCUC has released a trilogy of albums: Our Truth (2016), Emakhosini (2018) and The Healing (2019), capturing the power of their live show with its ebbs and flows and free form song cycles. With The Healing came dream collaborations with legendary Nigerian saxophonist Femi Kuti and American poet Saul Williams.
BCUC's 2022 tour began in South Africa and included return appearances at WOMAD and Roskilde festivals with additional appearances throughout the UK (including headlining Musicport Festival), in Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands. Previous engagements include Glastonbury UK (2019), GlobalFEST and Afro Punk Brooklyn USA (2019), Trans Musicales (2016), Paleo Festival in Switzerland (2019), Into the Great Wide Open in Holland (2011 & 2019), Flow Festival in Norway (2019), Sziget Festival in Hungary (2018 & 2019)