MOKOOMBA

The Shooting Stars from Zimbabwe

Style

Afro-Fusion, Tonga Rhythms

 

Origin

Zimbabwe

 

Booking Territory

Europe


Afro Pop Award Winner 2018!

With  exuberant  youthful  energy  bursting  with  natural  talent  and  contagious  rhythm,  the  six  young  musicians,  which  make  up Mokoomba,  are  combining  traditional  and  modern  instruments  with  a  rich  blend  of  rythms. They  create  a  vibrant  sound  consisting  of  not  only  traditional  Tonga  music  but  embracing  the  diverse  cultures  of  southern  Africa.Their  unique  style  largely  originates  from  Mathias Muzaza  powerful voice. Mokoomba  brings  audiences  an  electrifying  blend  of  Afro-fusion  and  tantalizing  traditional  Tonga  rhythms.Th  e  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.Th  is  exciting  Tonga  group  from  Zimbabwe  has  already  taken  the world  music  scene  by  storm!Th  is  multiple  award  winning  band  leaves  no  doubt  of  a  bright future  for  their  enjoyable  dance  music. Prooven  on  the  biggest  stages  from  Roskilde  to  Sziget.

Highlights

2018 - Nominees for Songlines Music Award

2018 - Afro Pop Award

2017 - Top Of the World Album, Songlines Music Magazine

2013 - Best Newcomer, Songlines Music Awards

More Info

News

2019 - New Album & Europe Tour






Line Up

Mathias Muzaza : lead vocal & percussions

Ndaba Coster Moyo : drums & vocals

Miti Mugande :  percussions & vocals

Trustworth Samende : guitar & vocals

Donald Moyo : keyboards & vocals

Abundance Mutori : bass & vocals

 

Territory: Europe

 

Hometown: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

 

Travelparty: 6 - 8



Touring

2019

TBA

2018

AFRICA 

Jan 27 - New AMBASSADOR HOTEL - Harare, Zimbabwe 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

2/22   -   BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY

2/24 - House of Blues, Boston, MA

2/8 - Mar 7 - Residency: Zimbabwe Cultural Center, Detroit, MI

3/2 - Kola* Farmington Hills, MI 

3/4 - Charles Wright African American Museum*, Detroit, MI 

*“In conjunction with Detroit residency sponsored by Zimbabwe Cultural Center of Detroit" 

3/7 - Trinosophe, Detroit MI 

3/9 - Taos Brewing Co, Taos, NM 

3/11 - The Dirty Bourbon Saloon, Albuquerque NM 

3/14 - SXSW: Russian House, Austin, TX 

3/15 - SXSW: Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX 

3/16 - Freedom Hall, Forest Park IL

6/1 North St Cabaret , Madison,WI 

6/3 Central Park Sessions, Madison, WI 

6/6 The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN 

6/8 Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA 

6/9 Miracle Theater, Los Angeles, CA 

6/13 Arroyo Seco Live Series, Taos, NM 

6/15 - 21 Joshua Tree Residency, Harrison House, Joshua Tree, CA

6/22 Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD 

6/23 World Refugee Day Event, Creative Alliance, Baltimore 

6/25 African American Civil War Museum, Washington DC 

6/28 Fine Arts Council, Warren, OH 

6/29 Fine Arts Council, Warren, OH 

7/1 Shadyside Nursery, Pittsburgh, PA 

7/3 The State House, New Haven, CT 

 

 

 

 

7/4 Feast & Field, Barnard, VT 

7/6 The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH 

7/7 EarthSkyTime Farm, Manchester, VT 

7/8 Middlebury Festival on the Green, Middlebury, VT 

10/12 - Mexico Cervantino Festival

 

10/13 - Mexico City 

EUROPE TOUR

12.07. - Festival Des Hauts De Garonne, Bordeaux, France

14.07. - Pete the Monkey, St-Aubin sur Mer, France

15.07. - Festival des Musiques d’Ici et d’Ailleurs, Chalon en Champagne, France

17.07. - Gentse Feesten, Gent, Belgium 

24.07. - Okarina Festival, Lake Bled, Slovenia

27.07. - Burg Herzberg Festival, Germany 

 

28.07. - Sommerfest Werk 3 Studios, Munich Germany

02.08. - Treibhaus, Innsbruck Austria 

03.08. - Weinturm Open Air, Germany 

04.08. - Hiesige & Dosige, Austria

05.08 - Emmendingen Afrika Festival, Germany

09.08. - Mind on Fire Festival, Fulda, Germany

10.08. - Afro C, Bredene, Belgium 

11.08. - Zomerterras, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

12.08. - Maschseefest, Hannover , Germany 

15.08. - Luxembourg Meyouzik. Luxembourg 

17.08 - Mit Afrika Festival , Köln, Germany

23.08. - Jazzfestival, Saalfelden, Austria

31.01. - Vidor, Budapest, Hungary 

08.09. - Lollapalooza, Berlin Germany 

16.10. - Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

17.10. - Bands On The Wall, Manchester, UK 

18.10. - tba Liverpool, UK 

19.10. Musicport, Withby,UK 

20.10. Songlines Music Award, London UK 

24.10. - The Apex, St. Edmund, UK

25.10. - St. Marry Music Hall, London, UK 

 

26.10. - St. Margaret’s Church, Walmgate York, UK


2017

Nov 25: Visa for Music – Rabat, Morocco 

Nov 22: Hotel Bayerischer – Munich, Germany 

Nov 4: Transform World Music Festival - Trondheim, Norway 

Nov 2: Szene World Roots Music Festival - Vienna, Austria 

Oct 25: Jazz & The City - Salzburg, Austria 

Oct 21: Little Africa Festival – Flawil, Switzerland 

Oct 12: Schouwburg Kortrijk - Kortrijk, Belgium 

Oct 06: Ritmo Budapest - Budapest, Hungary 

Oct 01: Unplugged - Harare, Zimbabwe 

Sep 29: Theatre In The Park - Harare, Zimbabwe 

Sep 23: The Three Monkeys - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 

Sep 09: Plai Festival - Timisoara, Romania 

Sep 02: Villa Pace - St Niklaas, Belgium 

Aug 27: Afrika Tage - Vienna, Austria 

Aug 26: Micro Festival - Dortmund, Germany 

Aug 20: Fest der Kulturen - Hannover, Germany 

Aug 19: Häfner Open 2017 - Rödermark, Germany 

Aug 17: Eurocentrum Jablonec n.N - Jablonec Nad Nisou, Czech Republic 

Aug 15: Sziget Festival - Budapest, Hungary 

Aug 11: Edmonton Folk Festival - Edmonton, Canada 

Aug 09: Stanford University - Stanford, CA 

Aug 06: Musical Instrument Museum - Phoenix, AZ 

Aug 05: Erie Art Museum/Blues & Jazz Festival - Erie, PA 

Aug 01: The Kennedy Center/Millennium Stage - Washington, DC 

Jul 28: Lowell Folk Festival - Lowell, MA 

Jul 26: Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, OH 

Jul 23: Mountain Stage - Charleston, WV 

Jul 21: Grassroots Festival - Trumansburg, NY 

Jul 19: Nuits d’Afrique - Montreal, Canada

Jul 18: Nuits d’Afrique - Montreal, Canada

Jul 14: Concert of Colors - Detroit, MI 

Jul 09: Afro-Latino Festival - Bree, Belgium 

Jul 07: Førde Traditional & World Music Festival - Førde, Norway 

2017

Jul 02: Divercity - Den Haag, Netherlands

Jul 01: Copacobana Festival - Ghent, Belgium 

Jun 30: Lugano Estival Jazz - Mendrisio, Switzerland 

Jun 25: Ottertrotter Festival - Mechelen, Belgium 

Jun 24: Feest in t' Park - Brugge, Belgium

Jun 23: OpenEye Festival - Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland 

Jun 18: 229 The venue - London, United Kingdom 

Jun 17: Africa Oye Festival - Liverpool, United Kingdom 

Jun 02: Kino-Ebensee - Ebensee, Austria 

Jun 01: Afro Pfingsten - Winterthur, Switzerland 

May 25: The Royal Room - Seattle, WA 

May 24: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse - Berkeley, CA 

May 21: Joshua Tree Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA 

May 19: The Red Room at Cafe 939 - Boston, MA 

May 18: The Music Hall - Portsmouth, NH

May 17: The Falcon - Marlboro, NY 

May 11: LEAF Festival - Black Mountain, NC 

May 06: Funk Parade - Washington, DC 

May 05: Patterson Theater - Baltimore, MD 

May 03: Subrosa - New York, NY 

Apr 29: Festival International de Louisiane - Lafayette, LA 

Apr 28: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, LA 

Mar 24: Theater In the Park - Harare, Zimbabwe 

Mar 03: Harare International Women's Day Festival - Harare, Zimbabwe 

Feb 24: MUZIEKPUBLIQUE Bruxelles - Brussel, Belgium 

Feb 23: LantarenVenster - Rotterdam, Netherlands 

Feb 18: Moriska Paviljongen - Malmö, Sweden 

Feb 17: Global Copenhagen - København N, Denmark 

Feb 12: Moods - Zurich, Switzerland 

Feb 11: Treibhaus - Innsbruck, Austria 

Feb 10: Meck - Frick, Switzerland 

Feb 09: Muffatwerk - Munich, Germany 

Jan 27: Alliance Francaise - Harare, Zimbabwe 

 



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