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Friday _19.04.24220 DKK + fee

BCUC ZA + suziethecockroach BR/DK – FEW TICKETS LEFT

Hedonistic trance music, funky grooves and a dance party of dimensions

Surrender to the trance with BCUC from Soweto, South Africa. The 7-person band has repeatedly turned entire crowds at Roskilde Festival into cheering fans, and in 2023, they won the prestigious Womex Artist Award. Now they are ready to take over ALICE with funky grooves, galloping percussion, punk rock energy, and political messages in April. suziethecockroach will play a DJ-set after the concert!

The afro-psychedelic septet BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness) resides in a flourishing DIY area just a stone’s throw from the church where Desmond Tutu organized the escape for the most wanted anti-apartheid activists in Soweto, South Africa. And it’s not entirely coincidental. BCUC sees their music as hedonistic trance, but also as a weapon for political and spiritual liberation in line with previous generations’ struggle for justice.

BCUC’s sound is both contemporary and original, confident and empowering. It’s packed with funky grooves and hip-hop sensibility, but also repetitive bass riffs, flutes, and galloping percussion, as an unwavering tribute to the hope and fighting spirit of previous generations. The group sings and chants loudly about the harsh realities faced by poor workers in South Africa, but at the same time, the homeland, as portrayed by BCUC, is not poor but rich in tradition, rituals, and faith. When BCUC performs live, they pull the audience right into the trance.

And once you’ve seen a concert with BCUC, you won’t forget it. Since their debut album “Our Truth” in 2016, and the follow-up “The Healing” (2019), which features Fela Kuti’s son Femi Kuti, they have captured the audience’s attention at venues and festivals worldwide, including Glastonbury West Holts, Roskilde Festival, Afropunk Brooklyn, Dour, Worldwide, Womad, and many more. They are currently promoting “Millions of Us” (On The Corner, 2023), which has received great reviews, including from The Guardian, which wrote, “Combining polyrhythmic percussion with defiant vocals and thundering basslines, it is a distillation of the seven-piece group’s formidable live presence, producing an irrepressibly energetic record.” BCUC has turned the entire Roskilde Festival crowd into cheering fans three times, most recently in 2022. So don’t miss out on a great evening when ALICE presents the South African supergroup in April.

About BCUC
“Without a doubt the best live act I saw [at Womex 2023]” – Gilles Peterson

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

suziethecockroach is a Brazilian born/Copenhagen based artist. As a DJ, she is known for her fun & energetic sets at prominent clubs and music festivals in Denmark and beyond. Her sound consists of a blend of ultra-percussive beats, erotic club music, and fast paced rhythms the global south. suziethecockroach will play a set after the concert!

ALICE at Stairway
While the concert hall at Nørre Allé 7 is undergoing renovation, ALICE is located at the music venue Stairway in Vanløse.

Friday _19.04.24
Venue: Stairway
Doors at: 20:00
Concert at: 21:00
Price: 220 DKK + fee

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