Tag Archives: Mokoomba

Playlist: Remembering ‘Tuku’ with Mokoomba (January 2019)

Playlist: Remembering ‘Tuku’ with Mokoomba (January 2019)

It happened a few days ago now, but when great men (and musicians) pass away, you always need some time to digest the news. That happened to us, as we were and still are Oliver Mtukudzi’s mere fans and supporters. However, for the people of Zimbabwe, Tuku’s death has been...
Your Ticket to… 2017 (in 10+ Albums)

Your Ticket to… 2017 (in 10+ Albums)

We thought about songs, but we couldn’t avoid doing justice to albums too and pointing out what excited us most in 2017. We decided to limit ourselves to 10 LPs already featured on Rhythm Passport, plus some more “personal” recommendations. …and even though people are saying that they don’t make music...
Event Review: Mokoomba @ 229 The Venue (London, 18th June 2017)

Event Review: Mokoomba @ 229 The Venue (London, 18th June 2017)

 We don’t often go back home sweating and physically tired after a gig, but when we do, it’s because we’ve danced the show away and that’s inevitably what you’ll end up doing when Mokoomba are on stage. Since 2008, the Zimbabwean quintet put their souls and bodies in their performances...
Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air – June 2017

Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air – June 2017

Rhythm Passport holders, SOAS Radio listeners, welcome back for the fifth episode of Rhythm Passport on Air. Your monthly what’s on guide to London world music scene. Summer is only a few days away and the London music calendar is getting busier and busier. So stay tuned and in the...
Interview: Mokoomba (April 2017)

Interview: Mokoomba (April 2017)

Mokoomba are the biggest band in Zimbabwe, achieving global recognition, with their breakthrough album Rising Tide. Five years on, with an established global fan base after playing in over 40 countries, they’ve released their self-produced third album, Luyando (Out Here Records). Attracting glowing reviews, the album blends their pan-African sound with traditional...
Album Review: Mokoomba – Luyando [Outhere Records, 10th March 2017]
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Album Review: Mokoomba – Luyando [Outhere Records, 10th March 2017]

Five years since their debut breakthrough album Rising Tide, Mokoomba return with Luyando – a focused, soulful and emotive collection of songs paying homage to their Zimbabwean culture. In the intervening years, the five-piece from Chinotimba Township, Victoria Falls have toured extensively – taking their blend of Zimrock and traditional...
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