Tuesday _25.10.22180 DKK + fee

BCUC (ZA) at Pumpehuset

Hedonistic trance with political messages

Surrender to the trance when BCUC from Soweto, South Africa, fills Pumpehuset with funky grooves, pumping percussion and political messages this October.

A stone’s throw from the church where Desmond Tutu organised the escape of the most wanted anti-Apartheid activists of Soweto, BCUC rehearses in a shipping container-turned-community area, where their indomitable outspokenness echoes in a whole new way. Like its elders, BCUC sees its music as a hedonistic trance, but also as a weapon of political and spiritual liberation.

The music of BCUC sounds modern and indigenous, confident and empowering at the same time. It is filled with funky grooves and a hip hop consciousness next to repetitive, mellow bass riffs, flutes and masses of pumping percussion as a tribute to past generations. The group sings and chants out loud about the tough reality of the poor workers of South Africa. Yet the Africa portrayed by BCUC is not poor, but rich in tradition, rituals and beliefs. If you have once experienced BCUC live, you’ll never forget it. Since their debut album “Our Truth” from 2016 and also the following album “The Healing” (2019) featuring Femi Kuti, they have caught the attention of the audience wherever they’ve been playing at festivals and venues all over the world. They’ve turned the audience at Roskilde Festivals into cheering fans three times already, the latest at this year’s festival. Don’t miss the great chance to see them at Pumpehuset this October.


Said of BCUC:

“Guaranteed to touch untapped corners of your soul” – Okayafrica

“The most impressive newcomers this year” – The Guardian

Tuesday _25.10.22
Venue: Pumpehuset
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 180 DKK + fee

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