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Westgate The Sound Of A Flying Oddity

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2020-03-13 18:00 - 23:59
Hello Everyone, We have great act supporting Flying Bantu (Zimbabwe). The Vast Oddity (A 2 piece band that will take you on one trippy, rhythmic journey) and Soundwarmer (medicinal music) is a homo-phonic play on words to resemble the Zulu word for traditional healer (SANGOMA). The band combines the popular sounds of the guitar and pounding bass, the soothing innocence of the flute the wild beats of the Africa) taking the stage. Going to be a great night for amazing music. Entrance: R50-00 Time Slots: Soundwarmer 21:00 The Vast Oddity 22:00 Flying Bantu 23:00 Flying Bantu Bio: ‘Flying Bantu’ is a 5-piece 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 realise” - Flying Bantu

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