The Roller Coaster of Afro Sounds from Zimbabwe is taking the world music scene by storm!
MOKOOMBA brings audiences an electrifying blend of Afro-fusion and tantalizing traditional Tonga rhythms. Their mix of Zimbabwean rhythms, Afrobeat and Afrorock generated exuberant scenes in over 75 concerts in 2017: from New Orleans Jazz Festival to Sziget Festival featured in Songlines Magazin, Arte TV, Afropop and many more.
They formed in 2001, but it wasn’t until 2009 when “Africa’s most internationally successful young band” (The Guardian) released their debut album ‘Kweseka’. The same year they embarked on their first European tour, and in 2012 they performed on Later… with Jools Holland. The name MOKOOMBA stems from the deep respect that the Tonga people have for the Zambezi River and for the vibrant life that it brings to their music and culture. This exciting Tonga group from Zimbabwe certainly has a unique sound that is set to take the world music scene by storm! This is Mokoomba. The hottest new blend of raw afro-fusion energy that is setting dancefloors ablaze throughout the world. Mokoomba is a 6 piece band that plays a unique blend of Tonga Mokoomba is a 6 piece band that plays a unique blend of Tonga and Luvale traditional rhythms fused with dashes of funk, ska and soukous.
Zimbabwean Afro-fusion six-piece Mokoomba band members: Mathias Muzaza, Abundance Mutori, Trustworth Samende, Donald Moyo, Ndaba Coster Moyo & Miti Mugande.
Hailing from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the band has toured over 50 countries around the world and has won a few awards as well as appearing on Later with Jools Holland. Mokoomba is a 6 piece band that plays a unique blend of Tonga and Luvale traditional rhythms fused with dashes of funk, ska and soukous. Hailing from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the band has toured over 50 countries around the world and has won a few awards as well as appearing on Later with Jools Holland.
In February 2017 Zimbabwe’s most celebrated young band Mokoomba came with a new offering: Luyando. On Luyando, Mokoomba modified their rock-band oriented line-up to record a more raw, acoustic album. Their music is rooted in the local traditions and life in their hometown of Victoria Falls, a town on the Zambezi River named after the spectacular waterfall.Since their first hit the music scene their blend of traditional rhythms and contemporary Zimrock took is taking the world by storm. MOKOOMBA brings a unique flavour to a scene that was dominated by sungura, reggae and dancehall, urban and afro jazz bands at that time.