Zimbabwe’s ‘most exciting band’ is back with the release of the first Single ‘Nzara Hapana’ to their new album: ‘Tusona: Tracings in the Sand’ out on Outhere records on the 7th of July 2023.


Five years after the release of ‘Luyando’, Zimbabwe’s most celebrated music export will return with their long-awaited follow-up album ‘Tusona: Tracings in the Sand’, their most danceable album to date, out 7 July on Outhere records.


On ‘Tusana’, a DIY production recorded in Zimbabwe, the six musicians from Victoria Falls are refining their unique sound: infectious Afro grooves deeply connected to Zimbabwe’s cultural DNA, with heavy influences from neighbouring Congo, Zamrock and Chimurenga. Like anywhere in the world Africa’s musical output has become more and more producer based. Mokoomba, however, are the living proof that Africa’s great guitar band heritage is well alive and ready to set any dancefloor on fire.


A good example is their brand-new single “Nzara Hapana” (out now). “Nzara Hapana” translates to “no hunger” in the Shona language. The band explain about the song:

“This song is a letter by a man to his wife reassuring her that he loves her and is working hard to provide for her and the entire family. He has written a will designed to protect her in the event that he passes on. He highlights that he has noticed how women are abused and dispossessed of property by the husband’s family and relatives if an inheritance will is not at hand. The man hopes that if he plans well and invests well, his family will not face any hardships.”


Mokoomba exploded onto the international music scene a decade ago. Since then they have shared their music with fans all over the world, performing in over 40 countries, including the Roskilde festival in Denmark and SXSW in the USA, to name but a few.


“One of the most exciting bands to come out of Africa in the 21st century…”

Afropop worldwide


“The best young band in Zimbabwe.”

The Guardian


“Irresistible energy, spectacular guitar work and a lot of soul”

London Evening Standard


“It is a long time since Zimbabwe gave us some of the giants of African music but, in the mighty Mokoomba, there is finally a convincing successor …”

The Independent