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Flying Bantu Returns With New Single Make Me High This Friday, December 18

Flying Bantu merges a traditional Zimbabwean musical signature with elements of rock, reggae, jazz and funk.

IN T-minus three days and counting, Victoria Falls-based Afro-Fusion band Flying Bantu launches their latest single “Make Me High”.

In a communiqué to the press, the ensemble said the song is a tribute to all the colourful personalities in the music and entertainment industry the world over – the fans, the DJ’s, the managers, the festivals, venues, promoters, every security guard and barman. It is dedicated to all the people who make other people’s dreams come true, they said.

Produced by Dean Bailey and featuring Adrian Fowler on percussion, “Make Me High” was recorded at an underground studio in Cape Town, South Africa, and it expresses a new and dynamic sound while remaining true to the band’s musical signature.

After the release of their debut album “Ceasefire”, the band has been experimenting with different sounds; which “Make Me High” seeks to express.

Along with many other artists across the world, Flying Bantu has had to creatively navigate some hard turns during this curveball of a year.

Through a collaboration with the Global Movement Tribe, the band will release the single with a colourful lyric video for online release.

The single will be released this Friday the 18th of December 2020, across all major music streaming and social media platforms.

About Flying Bantu

Flying Bantu merges a traditional Zimbabwean musical signature with elements of rock, reggae, jazz and funk. They recorded their five-track EP titled ‘Cruising Attitude’ followed by the ten-track Ceasefire album in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

The ensemble has performed at events and venues such as the 2019 edition of Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Rocking the Daisies, Harare International Festival of The Arts (HIFA), Splashy Fen Festival, Artscape Theatre as well as Miombo Magic Music Festival.

They have shared the stage with MiCasa, Black Coffee, Sulumani Chimbetu, Ammara Brown, Hope Masike, Lira and Freshly Ground.

ImChris Charamba

Head Storyteller/Critic at Large in Culture at Enthuse Afrika

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