Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

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...
Preview: GRRRL @ Archspace (London; Tuesday 10th April 2018)

Preview: GRRRL @ Archspace (London; Tuesday 10th April 2018)

Even if named recalling the late 1990s Riot Grrrl movement, GRRRL goes far beyond the usual punk and feminist boundaries. The entirely female-powered band going on stage at Archspace on the 10th of April gives a 360˚ perspective on its inclusive aims, gathering its inspiration and creativity from all four...
Interview: Samy Ben Redjeb – Analog Africa (March 2017)

Interview: Samy Ben Redjeb – Analog Africa (March 2017)

When you talk with Samy Ben Redjeb, future and past become synonyms and mingle with each other. The founder of the German label, Analog Africa, has brought vintage sounds coming from all over the African Continent to the present and set free their cutting-edge characters. That’s why, when you ask him...
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...
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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