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Joining us in studio is musical group Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, who are also known as BCUC. The group hails from Soweto, Johannesburg, and they describe they style as “music for the people by the people with the people.”
The collective aims for their music to help change the stereotype and stigma that the rest of the world has on Africa, and to change the narrative of the African continent as a whole. Their sound transcends normal boundaries as it also invokes emotions from it’s listeners, combining a sound of rhythm, funk and traditional sound. The groups common instruments to use are guitar, tradional whistle, percussion and vocals. Combined they call their sound ‘indigenous funky soul’. They try to show the world, the views of youth in a post-apartheid era South Africa. They try to put through an Africa that is not poor, but is full of beliefs and tradition.
Jovi Nkosi, the lead singer has said, “We see ourselves as modern freedom fighters who have to tell the story of Soweto’s past, present and future to the world.”