22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Zee Guveya & the Heritage Survival Band

ZEE Guveya & the HERITAGE Survival Band are a group of exceptionally talented musicians from Zimbabwe hailing from the country’s capital Harare. Their particular style of Afro-fusion draws on modern influences whilst upholding familiar traditional rhythms.

Lead singer and guitarist Zivai ‘ZEE’ Guveya’s talent was first discovered at the age of nine when he began working with Dr Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo as a multiskilled musician playing the guitar, marimba and mbira. The early part of his career with Dr Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo saw him record five albums and touring throughout Africa, Europe and North America before relocating to the UK with the HERITAGE Survival Band, a compelling, insistent dance band weaving shuffling and hypnotic up-beat chimurenga songs with fast-beat sungura music. Veteran performers all who have worked with some of the great names of African music, the Band is a musical powerhouse.

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Sunday 2019