MOKOOMBA


Line up

  • Abundance MUTORI (Bass guitar)
  • Donald MOYO (Keyboard)
  • Mathias MUZAZA (Lead vocal, percussions)
  • Miti MUGANDE (Percussions)
  • Ndaba Coster MOYO (Drums)
  • Trustworth SAMENDE (Lead guitar)
  • country:
    Zimbabwe
  • style(s):
    • Afro
    • Fusion
  • label:
    Zig Zag World
  • type:
    Band
  • gender:
    male
  • instrumentation:
    instrumental, vocal
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The Next Generation of Zimbabwean Hope

Exuberant youthful energy bursting with natural talent and contagious rhythm, the six young men of Mokoomba are Zimbabwe's next generation of hope. Mokoomba's story is one of diversity and perseverance.
The group hails from the Victoria Falls region of Zimbabwe, popular for its natural beauty, the Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya) and the world's largest bungee jump but not much more is generally known about the people and their culture.
The region is home to the Tonga people who are one of the country's minority groups. Most speak Tonga, which is not understood by the majority of the Ndebele and Shona speaking population.
Despite coming from one of Zimbabwe's smallest rural villages, singing in a language foreign to even their countrymen, Mokoomba have never been deterred from their dream of making music.
Musically distinct, Mokoomba combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms, creating a vibrant sound consisting of not only traditional Tonga music but embracing the diverse cultures of southern Africa.
Their unique style largely originates from lead vocalist Mathias Muzaza. Born to Angolan and Zambian parents, Mathias has spent his life travelling southern Africa, absorbing its music heritage into his repertoire. Fellow band members call him a walking, talking (but mostly singing) music library of southern Africa song, "Languages have always come naturally, I speak now 6" says Muzaza with a humble smile, "where ever I go I want to learn the songs of the people I meet, it gives me inspiration and joy".&8232;
The name Mokoomba stems from a deep respect that the Tonga people have for the Zambezi River and for the vibrant life that it brings to their music and culture.
Mokoomba is the winner of the Music Crossroads InterRegional Festival (IRF) in Lilongwe, Malawi in August 2008.
During 2010/2011, they have recorded their 2nd CD "RISING TIDE" (12 titles) produced by the great Ivorian bass player & singer Manou Gallo. A meeting around African music in evolution with boiling energies &8232; The CD has been released in May 2012 and is making an international buzz
Mokoomba is a rollercoaster ride of raw Afrofusion energy

Links

Records


MOKOOMBA

Images

MOKOOMBA - The Netherlans - June 2010MOKOOMBA - The Netherlans - June 2010MOKOOMBA - San marino - July 2010

Songs

1

Masangango


2

Ndundule


3

Njoka





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