A rare and exclusive thrilling concert by the inimitable Mokoomba live at the National Arts Merit Awards in Zimbabwe.
Songlines Music Magazine - 2017
Zimbabwe Music Awards - 2014
Zim Achievers Awards - 2014
Zimbabwe Music Awards UK - 2013.
National Arts Merit Awards - 2013
Songlines Music Awards - 2013
„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.“
„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“
"One of the most entertaining young bands in Africa … A natural entertainer, wearing a black hat and demonstrating some slick dance routines with the band, lead singer Mathias Muzaza has a powerful, soulful voice that is at times reminiscent of his great compatriot Oliver Mtukudzi, but also capable of hoarse, driving effects. He was backed by two percussionists, bass, a keyboard player who at times imitated the likembe thumb piano, and guitarist Trustworth Samende, who switched from South African township styles to funk. They were all impressive singers.
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.
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!
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.
ZIMBABWE'S HOTTEST BAND