Transit Crew


Preaching the eternal gospel of peace and love, Transit Crew’s roots rock reggae brings together seasoned veterans Munyaradzi Nyemba, Anthony ‘Liba’ Amon, and Samaita Zindi with talented younger members Joshua Penga, Farai Kazembe, Jeffrey J, Farai Sithole, Rootsman Solo Spice, and Emmanuel Mannex Motsi. A number of other reggae musicians have passed through Transit Crew over the years, including Mic Inity (born Mike Madamombe), Solomon Tokwe, the late Tendai 'Culture T' Gamure, Junior Banton and Emmanuel Frank, all considered among the legends of reggae in Zimbabwe.

One of the first bands to make an impact on Zimbabwe’s reggae scene, Transit Crew was formed in 1988. The following year they had the privilege of playing alongside Jamaican reggae greats Culture, Eric Donaldson and Ijahman Levi, who were all backed by Rough Cuts Band during their tour of Zimbabwe. Over the course of their long history, Transit Crew has performed in Zimbabwe, South Africa, UK and Japan, including alongside internationally renowned artists such as Dennis Brown, Misty In Roots, Luciano and Mickey General in Jamaica, UK poet Zephaniah Benjamin and the late great Lucky Dube.

Transit Crew's early albums include 'Sounds Playing' (1988), 'The Message' (1989) and 'Money' (1990). Their 2009 release, 'Unity', features a variety of guest artists, including hot new talents Hope Masike and Carmen Hwiriri on vocals and veteran guitarist Clive 'Mono' Mukundu.


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Transit Crew (Live Japan 1991)


ZWHarare, Zimbabwe
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Profile added by Linda Gabriel on 28 Jul 2014