"Flying Bantu" is an afro-fusion band from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe that merges a traditional Zimbabwean musical signature with elements of rock, reggae, jazz and funk. We are a lively and upbeat stage band with a warm message for you! Welcome to our website!

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  Tinashe Maoneni: I have always been intrigued by various forms of art and have believed art or creation to be the purpose of life itself. If not to create then to merely appreciate. I come from a percussive background starting at an early age. This must have been inspired by the many musical moments with my family whose living room was a perpetual dance floor! Somehow I took a liking to words and started to write and through sharing my thoughts, ideas and emotions I discovered a belonging amongst my peers. The singing, along with the much needed confidence, came much later. Amkela Moyo: The guitar has become an extension of me. I found it back when I was 16 and since then I have been exploring my musicality by trying to learn different styles and ways of playing. To me music speaks what I otherwise cannot express in conversation and I am humbled when I put a smile on another’s face through this magical medium. Eric Johnson, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Dhlodhlo all prove how music is a universal language. It is in me and is also in each and every one of us. All we have to do is listen.   
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  Bongani Ngema: I grew up in an artistic home as both my grandparents were musicians. At 13 I discovered percussion and started pursuing music at school where I learnt to play marimba (xylophone) and later on, the bass guitar found me! Music is my world and my heroes such as Richard Bona, Stanley Clark, Abundance Mutori amongst many others inspire and fuel my dream to create music at the best level that I can. I'm loving playing the bass for Flying Bantu and seem to have found my home with the band!  Sam Gulubane: So here I am with Flying Bantu chasing that dream! Drums are amazing things and they fascinated me ever since I laid eyes (ears!) on them.  As the universe conspires it so happened that I got the chance and fooled around with them in my early teens. At 22 I got a shot at trying it professionally and since then my mission has been to learn and improve. My icons include Sam Mataure, David Galbradi, John Blackwell just to mention a few. I believe in my abilities and even more in my dreams.  
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  Joshua Alufasi: Playing church instruments melted my heart in my early teens. The keyboard became my baby and I would find myself toggling with it's keys even in its absence. I pursued my dream of playing for church crusades and at school. Reality struck at the age of 23 when I met the late Peter Salim and joined the chicken bus band. Music lives in me, great legends such as Don Moen, Cory Henry and Stevie Wonder inspire me to give music a solid meaning.it is always a dream come true to go on stage and make the crowd happy!    

Guy Cockcroft (Manager): I grew up in a musical family and have always had a passion for organising live music events. Helping to promote local artists that I enjoyed quickly became a passion growing up. With a background in graphic design, marketing and events, I was approached by the band to take on their management which I have done since their inception in 2016. Whilst I do not perform with the band, I do perform solo acoustic sets every now and then, just as a hobby! Feel free to contact me at anytime with any queries relating to Flying Bantu, my email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..