Flying Bantu

Bio

‘Flying Bantu’ is a musical act from right underneath the magical spray of the Victoria Falls, In Zimbabwe. Their versatile sound embodies various flavours and boldly expresses an Afro: Rock/Reggae/Funk/Jazz mix which can best be described as “Afro Fusion”. Between 2016 and early 2018, the five piece act recorded a five track EP ("Cruising Attitude", 2017) and a ten track album "Ceasefire" Releasing 2018.

In their short career as a touring act, they have managed to perform at various festivals with the biggest to date being South Africa’s Rocking the Daisies where they have appeared in 2016 and 2017 back to back. In November 2017, at a time when the long-overdue Zimbabwean revolution graced the screens of televisions around the world, Flying Bantu were selected to open the stage for the Zimbabwean legend Oliver Mtukudzi, who performed for jubilant crowds at the icon's 65th birthday concert at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. This marked a defining moment of international recognition from a regional audience which has spurred the band on to seek greater heights.

During the same year at Victoria Falls Carnival, they shared the stage with some big names such as MiCasa and Africa’s biggest electronic producer "Black Coffee". Miombo Magic Music Festival, one of Zimbabwe's bigger locally run festivals, saw the boys brush shoulders with some of Zimbabwe’s top acts, such as Sulumani Chimbetu, Ammara Brown and Hope Masike.

The reality that Flying Bantu are fast becoming a recurring feature on the regional African music scene was echoed by their Main Stage performance at the 2018 Harare International Festival of The Arts (HIFA) at which powerhouses such as SA’s Lira and Freshly Ground also performed for the first time.

“Our hope is that we are a product whose reach transcends the borders set by culture, race, religion and even genre in a grand quest for a togetherness amongst citizens of the world. We are really trying our best to say something relevant in today's world. We are expressing something born of a 21st century Africa which is culturally vulnerable, yet more assertive than the world might yet realize” - Flying Bantu

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"Ceasefire" Full Album - Flying Bantu
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Flying Bantu added 10 new tracks

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Stop The Bus (T.I.A)
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Walk The Talk
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Red Dress Lady
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Stop The Bus (T.I.A)
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Oga Oga
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Sunshine City
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Ceasefire
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Safe From Humanity
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Easy To Please
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Conversation
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Hezvo
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Falling Through The Times
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Videos

Flying Bantu Open for Oliver Mtukudzi @ the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town. Nov 2017
Ceasfire Live
'Red Dress Lady' by Flying Bantu - Live @ Miombo Magic 2017
Flying Bantu - "Hezvo" Live @ Miombo Magic 2017 - Harare, Zimbabwe
Chizukuru - Flying Bantu Live in Harare
"Walk The Talk" - Flying Bantu Live @ HIFA 2018
"Red Dress Lady" - Flying Bantu Live @ HIFA 2018
"Chizukuru" - Flying Bantu Live @ #HIFA2018
"Ceasefire" - Flying Bantu Live @ #HIFA2018
"Falling Through The Times" - Flying Bantu Live @ #HIFA2018
"Hezvo" - Flying Bantu Live @ #HIFA2018
"Oga Oga" - Flying Bantu Live @ #HIFA2018
"Safe From Humanity" - Flying Bantu Live @ #HIFA2018
"Stop The Bus (T.I.A)" Flying Bantu Live @ #HIFA2018
"Easy To Please" - Flying Bantu Live @ #HIFA2018
"Conversation" Flying Bantu Live @ #HIFA2018
"Ceasefire" Full Album - Flying Bantu
Easy To Please - Flying Bantu

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