NEWS: Zimbabwe’s hottest band Mokoomba coming to Liverpool

Fresh from receiving global acclaim for their international debut album ‘Rising Tide’, Mokoomba‘the most impressive band Zimbabwe have produced in recent memory’ – are heading to the UK for what promises to be a scintillating Autumn tour. They will be visiting Liverpool next month for a school workshop and a performance at The Picket.

 

Exuberant youthful energy bursting with natural talent and contagious rhythm, the six young men of Mokoomba are Zimbabwe’s next generation of hope. 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.

Encompassing Liverpool, Bristol and multiple venues in London, filming dates for Later…with Jools Holland, and a WOMEX Showcase, Mokoomba will bring their strong and modern take on the music of their roots with hints of reggae, soukou, Latin and other influences to excite their British audiences. The band will also be hosting an exclusive workshop at a school in Liverpool to educate students about their country’s rich history of music and culture.

The band have garnered many plaudits from the world’s music press this year: 

“The sheer density of ideas in (Rising Tide) is impressive, but it never feels like the musicians are merely checking off stylistic boxes. This is an A+ debut from a band that nobody saw coming. Reports are they are even better on stage” – Afropop Worldwide

“A tsunami of energy, passion and spiritual force… (they) deliver music that has neither genre nor geographic or demographic boundaries” – Financial Gazette

Paul Duhaney, Director of Oyé Touring and Trading, said “Oyé are absolutely delighted to be working with such an exciting group of musicians in Mokoomba who are, in my mind, the best young African band around at the moment.”

 

Mokoomba

Tues 6th Nov – Exclusive workshop with students at Booker Avenue Junior School (Not open to the public)

Sat 10th Nov – The Picket, Liverpool

For tickets call: 08444 77 1000 or visit: ticketweb.co.uk

 

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