With new album Emakhosini, BCUC take the listener on an epic journey, sharing their controversial yet interesting views on modern Africa. The band hail from Soweto and draw inspiration from indigenous music that is not exposed in the mainstream, aiming for a timeless, honest and traditional/ritualistic sound. Their firm belief is that music should always resonate with the spirituality, history and future of the people. Recorded at Back To Mono studios (Lyon, France) in the summer of 2017, the music derives from a blend of genres across the ages and draws inspiration from indigenous music that is not exposed in the mainstream. 'Africangungungu' as they call it, is the name of their brand of afro-psychedelic style of music. These three compositions are sung in Zulu, Sotho and English with their funky modulations that extend over twenty minutes, in a whirlwind of sound reminiscent of Fela's Afrobeat.
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