*** The most exciting band from Africa in the 21st century! Infectious, enjoyable & extremely danceable music ***
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 across the world: from New Orleans Jazz Festival to Sziget Festival featured in Songlines Magazin, Arte TV, Afropop and many more.
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 designed to set the audience on fire!
Mokoombas music career is tremendous since they recorded their first breakthrough album “Rising Tide” in 2012 . Since the 6 friends from school first hit the music scene with their blend of traditional rhythms and contemporary Zimrock they have been taking the world by storm on the biggest festivals like Roskilde, Womad, Sziget and North Sea Jazz. After their last album in 2016 “Luyando”, a more stripped down, mostly acoustic album, Mokoomba will now come back with a new powerful afro fusion album in autumn 2022. It can be expected that the new album will catapult Mokoomba to the next level of stardom on their unstoppable journey to the top.
Since they 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.