4 men in white T-shirts stand on a stage in a stooped position. In front of them is a woman, also bent over, wearing a black T-shirt.

Photo: Shudufhadzo Lubengo

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Music: BCUC = Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness

For the first time in Munich: the winners of the WOMEX ARTIST AWARD 2023

 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 9.3.2024
 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 9.3.2024

From humble beginnings, rehearsing in a shipping container just a stone’s throw from the church where Desmond Tutu organized the escape of Soweto’s most wanted anti-apartheid activists, BCUC have evolved into one of the world’s most celebrated bands, playing the biggest stages at the world’s most important festivals. “We bring fun and emo-indigenous Afro psychedelic fire from the hood,” says vocalist Kgomotso Mokone. However, they have not forgotten about the marginalized in their own country, but have placed them at the center of their music. BCUC perform their songs in all eleven official South African languages. And that’s how they won the prestigious WOMEX ARTIST AWARD 2023: “With their all-encompassing musical philosophy, BCUC are inherently political. Their songs are imbued with political messages and teachings,” reads the laudation. We are delighted to present BCUC live in Munich for the first time!

A concert as part of the Black Future Weeks