BCUC - The Healing

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MAY 2019

21.05 MARSEILLE théatre du Merlan (FR)

23.05 METZ Bam (FR)

25.05 LJUBJANA Druga Godba festival (Slovenia)

28.05 PARIS La Cigale (FR)

30.05 LYON Opéra festival Nuits Sonores (FR)

31.05 HILVARENBEEK Best Kept Secret (NL)

JUNE 2019

01.06 WURZBURG Africa Festival (DE)

02.06 ANGOULEME festival Musiques Métisses (FR)

05.06 RAVENNA Bitches Brew festival (IT)

06.06 GOTEBORG Clandestino festival (SW)

07.06 LONDON Xoyo (UK)

08.06 ST BRIEUC festival Art Rock (FR)

09.06 DIJON Festival XYV (FR)

21.06 RABAT Mawazine (Morocco)

22.06 LIVERPOOL Africa Oyé (UK)

28.06 GLASTONBURY festival (UK)

29.06 BRUXELLES Couleur Café (BE)

30.06 LARZ Fusion festival (DE)

JULY 2019

02.07 RAMONVILLE festival Convivencia (FR)

03.07 SAINT ETIENNE Les 7 Collines (FR)

06/07 ST-DENIS-DE-GASTINES Au foin de la rue (FR)

18.07 OSTRAVA Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic)

19.07 BERLIN Wasserhaus FESTIVAL (DE)

21.07 CARHAIX Les Vieilles Charrues (FR)

25.07 BURG HERZBERG festival (DE)

26.07 NYON Paléo festival (CH)

27.07 AUGSBURG festival der kulturen (DE)

28.07 NUREMBERG Bardentreffen (DE)

AUGUST 2019

06.08 SETE Fiesta Sète (FR)

10.08 HELSINKI Flow festival (FIN)

11.08 MATTERLEY ESTATE Boomtown (UK)

13.08 BUDAPEST Sziget (HU)

23.08 LAUSANNE festival du cinema africain (CH)

24.08 NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Shambala (UK)

25.08 NEW YORK Afropunk (USA)

30.08 VLIELAND Into the great wide open (NL)

SEPTEMBER 2019

01.09 TOLLARD ROYAL End of the road (UK)

04.09 PARIS Jazz à la Villette (show with Sons of Kemet) (FR)

05.09 GRENOBLE Festival Jour et Nuit (FR)

FEBRUARY 2020

14.02 MONTPELLIER Domaine d’O

Artist : BCUC
Title : The Healing
Catalogue Number : 260314

Vinyl UPC: 3341342603144
CD UPC: 3341348603513

Release date : 17/05/2019
Label : Buda
Format: 12" LP


TRACKLISTING:

CD

1. THE JOURNEY WITH MR VAN DER MERWE (19:18)

2. SIKHULEKILE (Featuring Femi Kuti) (16:23)

3.. ISIVUNGUVUNGU (Featuring Saul Williams) (3:53)

 

LP

A1. THE JOURNEY WITH MR VAN DER MERWE

B1. SIKHULEKILE (Featuring Femi Kuti)

B2. ISIVUNGUVUNGU (Featuring Saul Williams)

OVERVIEW:

3rd album from Soweto sensations BCUC (aka Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) with guest appearances from Afrobeat king Femi Kuti and renowned spoken word artist Saul Williams before a run of festival dates in the UK this summer.

Eschewing the classic album format, BCUC present three tracks – two of which clock in at nearly 20 minutes – that continue their philosophy of “Music for the people by the people”, combining zulu traditions and malombo percussions with a post-punk production and rock n roll attitude that have seen them feted as one of the most vital live bands playing today.

 BCUC’S previous album “Emakhosini” won best world music album of the year 2018 in the Guardian

“This year’s most exhilarating newcomers hailed from Soweto. BCUC’s album Emakhosini offers a dramatic, often intimidating blend of ancient South African chants, township influences and contemporary bass riffs matched against Kgomotso Mokone’s cool, soulful vocals.”

Praise for their live show:

BCUC bring punk-rock energy and hypnotic rhythms to social activism

(Global Fest review, New York Times)

 “BCUC channel political and social issues into a sound that’s as indebted to NYC post-punk of Sonic Youth or ESG as it is the anti-establishment ferocity of Fela Kuti.”

(The Vinyl Factory)

“The best live show I saw this year”

(Gilles Peterson, Worldwide Festival 2017)