Zee Guveya & the Heritage Survival Band
Zee Guveya & The Heritage Survival Band are an ensemble of exceptionally talented singers and musicians from Harare, Zimbabwe, whose style of afro-fusion music 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 15 when he began working with famed Zimbabwean musician Dr Thomas Mapfumo. During this time Zee morphed into a multi-skilled musician playing the guitar, marimba and mbira; he also recorded 5 albums and toured throughout Africa, Europe and North America before relocating to the UK.
In the UK he founded The Heritage Survival Band with other fellow Zimbabwean musicians, and since 2005, they have together performed extensively throughout the UK at a range of events and music festivals. All band members are veteran performers who have worked with some of the greats on the Zimbabwean music scene such as the late Andy Brown, Alick Macheso, the late Tongai Moyo, Ambuya Stella Chiweshe and Oliver Mutukudzi. Together, Zee and THSB have been described as ‘a compelling, insistent dance band weaving and shuffling hypnotic up-beat chimurenga songs with fast-beat sungura music.'
They are currently working on their album ‘Rwendo/Journey.’