We are thrilled to share the exciting news of Mokoomba's newest album, "Tusona: Tracings in the Sand" - recordedentirely in a DIY fashion during the pandemic, showcasing their unique Zimbabwean sound and honoring their deep respect for tradition.
"Tusona" pays homage to the Luvale tradition of using signs and symbols drawn in the sand during initiation ceremonies. It represents Mokoomba's artistic growth and reflects their collective experiences over the years, forging a distinctive musical identity.
The album is a testament to Africa's guitar band heritage and disproves the notion that Africa's musical output is solely producer-based. Mokoomba's music resonates with the heartbeat and rhythm of a community connected through their music, serving as a source of rejuvenation, resilience, and strength in these changing times.
Mokoomba, an explosively talented six-man crew from the Victoria Fall, has been hailed as one of the most exciting band from Africa in the 21st century! With over 40 countries and prestigious international festivals under their belt, they performed at the world’s biggest festivals and venues, Sziget, Roskilde, North Sea Jazz, New York’s Apollo Theater, New Orleans Jazz and many more.
„sensational a capella harmonies“ … beats that transform the audience into a rhythmic congregation of movers and shakers, dancing and clapping along to Miti Mugande’s earthy percussion. Mathias Muzaza shows off his extraordinary vocal range. It's a voice that never tires, growing in depth and versatility as the evening progresses.
“A triumphant return.”
„the subtle instrumentation and emotive backing vocals allowed lead singer Mathias Muzaza‘s unique voice to shine. The atmosphere was instantly electric with everyone’s attention glued to the stage.“; „His vocal range is something I’ve never experienced live before and is only matched by his ability to convey the emotions of each song with just the tone of his voice
“There’s an irrepressible energy, spectacular guitar work and a lot of soul … Lead singer Mathias Muzaza is a dynamic force and the rest of the band add impressive vocal harmonies, particularly in the a cappella Nyaradzo, which evokes the sound of fellow Southern Africans, Ladysmith Black Mamboza.”
“The melodies are the perfect Zimbabwean combination of sweet and sad.”
he best young band in Zimbabwe return to basics in powerful style … They sound even better on this often sparse, DIY set in which they concentrate on gently energetic songs about traditional life, history and culture in the Victoria Falls region where they grew up.”