Mokoomba

From a town in Zimbabwe called Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe comes Mokoomba the six piece Tonga band’s grew up on the dusty streets of the Chinobima township and without access to musical equipment they cut their musical teeth playing for Zimbabwe band leader the late Alfred Mjimba.

Exposed to a diverse array of African and European music the band forged their own sounds on the banks of the Smoke that Thunders embracing everything from Soukous to Ska, Funk to Afro-Latin beats to create a distinct, danceable Afrosound.

Mokoomba’s first major breakthrough came in 2008 when they won the Music Crossroads Inter-Regional Festival competition in Malawi.

As a prize, they recorded their first demo album titled KWESEKA (Drifting Ahead) and made their first European tours in 2009 and 2010.

Mokoomba then collaborated with Dutch DJ Gregor Salto and released their firs professional recording with Ivoirian bassist Manou Gallo (Zap Mama, Kiyi M’Bock) ZigZag World. “Rising Tide”, received rave reviews from music pundits/outlets including UK’s Songlines Magazine, fRoots Magazine, Afropop Worldwide, NPR and The Guardian which listed “Rising Tide” in its top 5 world albums of 2012, to mention a few.