DPC chats to BCUC
On the 11th of June 2016 the fourth installment of the CAPITAL CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL will be held at the PRETORIA NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (Win tickets here). Expect exciting music, litres of craft beer, good company and great food! DPC caught up with BCUC who will be at the festival this year:
Hi, thanks for chatting to DPC! The Capital Craft Beer Fest is around the corner, and you guys will be there – Please introduce us to the awesome people in the band?
We have Skhumbuzo on double play bass drum, Luja on single play bass drum and vocals. We have Mosebetsi on bass guitar, Cheex on Congas, Hloni on percussion and vocals, Jovi lead vocals and percussion and Kgomotso vocals and percussion.
Please describe the band’s amazing sound/genre in a few words/sentences?
We are presently branching away from “Afro-psychedelic” to “African Ngungungu”. African Ngungungu is spoken, indigenous; funk infused with neo-South African deep based driven rock with a touch of soulful hip hop and township slang a plenty.
For those that do not know, what does BCUC stand for?
It stands for Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness. Meaning; human beings (abantu) continuing the freedom (Uhuru) of consciousness.
Where can we find/buy your music online?
For now we working on a new EP, it’s going to have two tracks, side A and side B. We are planning to drop it second half of the year. These two tracks represent exactly where we are now musically. It is two long tracks that sound exactly the way we play now. They are going to be accompanied by two videos of the recordings.
Will this be your first Capital Craft Festival? What are you guys looking forward to at the event?
This is our second showing at the Capital Craft Festival. We are looking forward to increasing the influence and impact that we are building with our live shows.
You guys always produce a rad show, but what can we expect from your set at the festival?
Nowadays we no longer play tracks; we just play one multifaceted soundscape/jam session. So expect a musical vehicle, almost like a traditional ceremony meeting a non-religiously biased/driven sermon that leads into waves of chants. Expect an uprising of South African unifying, musical experience that is non-patronising, frank, sensitive, respectful,energetic but gut wrenchingly honest and straight to the point.
Where can we follow you online:.
If not at the festival, where can we see you perform next?
We have a couple of South African dates that are still to be confirmed. For now we are concentrating on our back-to- back tours of Spain and the USA. That is where most of our focus is now.
Lastly, please complete this for us:
Craft beer is…hand-made with care.
Thanks and have a crazy time at the festival!
CAPITAL CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Tickets: R150 Online (Include Beer Mug and Site Map)
Facebook Event: http://tinyurl.com/hd6bou8
Date: 11 June 2016
Time: 10AM – 6PM