After their huge success with their debut album ‚Rising tide‘, Zimbabwe’s most exciting new band finally returned tot he scene with their new album ‚Luyando‘ on Outhere records. After a spring tour in Europe, Mokoomba are now lighting up the stages all across the US with their incredible new acoustic lineup. But don’t worry they will be coming back to Europe 1st of June to play Afropfingsten Festival in Winterthur, Africa Oye Festival, a show in London and a number of other selected festivals. Here are some of the reviews of their latest album ‚Luyando‘ released in March 2017: www.outhere.de/outhere/mokoomba/


“A triumphant return.” ***** Songlines (Top of the World album / Cover story)

 

“The best young band in Zimbabwe return to basics in powerful style … They sound even better on this often sparse, DIY set in which they concentrate on gently energetic songs about traditional life, history and culture in the Victoria Falls region where they grew up.” **** The Guardian

 

“The melodies are the perfect Zimbabwean combination of sweet and sad.” **** Financial Times/ FT Weekend

 

„….the great singing and swinging sextet brings back the heydays of African pop of the nineties.“ Dutch Heaven website week

 

“There’s an irrepressible energy, spectacular guitar work and a lot of soul.” **** London Evening Standard

 

“Mokoomba affirm their culture and do it with modernity, sensitivity and aplomb … You’ll gasp with incredulity at the vocal scale and range of expression of the huskyvoiced Mathias Muzaza or Trustworth Samende’s delightful guitar riffs much as the measured, intelligent instrumental and backing-vocals support from the others.” 5/5 Morning Star

 

“Luyando is a gem, and provides not only a thoroughly entertaining and animated album, but also a heavenly and traditional excursion through the lifeblood of a torn nation.” 7.5/10 Louder Than War

 

„Mokoomba is probably the most impressive new African band I’ve heard in recent years.“ As fine as they are on record, they are even better live. The performances convey a sense of joyous gravitas found only in the greatest and most enduring African music.“ Banning Eyre (Afropop Worldwide)