SOUNDS OF SOWETO – URBAN VILLAGE & BCUC (info)


Sounds of Soweto in conjunction with the Soweto Theatre brings you Urban Village and Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC).

Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC) consists of seven musicians from Soweto namely KG, Hloni, Luja, Jovi, Cheex and Skhumbuzo. BCUC moves the audience both physically and emotionally with a sound derived straight from their ancestral lineage. BCUC demystifies the general worldviews about modern Africa.

The Urban Village sound can be described as South African folk music layered with electric, funky acoustic melodies and a blend of traditional influences. The collective consists of Lerato Lichaba (guitar and vocals); Tubatsi Moloi (flute and lead vocals); Xolani Mtshali (drum and vocals); Simangaliso Dlamini (bass) and Mojalefa Mofokeng (percussions and vocals).

“Come enjoy the Bantu in the village of Soweto.

Sounds of Soweto is an opportunity for the theatre to celebrate music legends of yesterday while also discovering the musical voices of tomorrow that will be born of this historic township. The platform showcases bands that either come from Soweto or have a close relationship with Soweto in terms of their musical journey. For this event, Soweto Theatre has partnered with His and Hers Jams – a multimedia platform that focuses on artists that have been overlooked by the mainstream media but have a huge support in the alternative youth culture Space.
Sounds of Soweto is supported by Johannesburg based business catalyst J&B Hive Johannesburg, Nedbank Arts Affinity, Arts and Culture Trust and Nine Nine Production.

Sounds of Soweto occurs on the last Friday of the month.

Don’t miss Sounds of Soweto featuring Urban Village and Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness on Friday, 24 February at the Soweto Theatre. Doors open at 18:30 and the show starts at 20:00.

Links:

Urban Village
https://www.facebook.com/urbanvillagemusic/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4eez_VJ11U

Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness
https://www.facebook.com/bantucontinua/

 

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