WELCOME NEW TAVAZIVA PATRON

We are delighted to welcome Sam Mataure as a new Patron for Tavaziva alongside Sir Peter Kyle CBE. Sam will work to represent and strengthen the Company’s partnerships and connections in Africa. 

Sam Mataure is one of the top drummers on the African continent. An exponent of African music across all its genres, he has deep roots in Afro – jazz and African rhythms. He is a highly skilled musician whose career has seen him perform and record with legendary African musicians including Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Salif Keita, Habib Koite, Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Vusi Mahlasela (South Africa).

Besides recording and performing, Sam has extensive experience in artist management (10 years with Oliver Mtukudzi), concert promotion, festival management and events management. He is currently running the Victoria Falls International Jazz Festival and has founded and managed other festivals including the Mutare Jazz Festival and Harare Jazz Festival.