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MOKOOMBA (ZW)

Thursday 04.07.13 - 17:30 - Cosmopol

Zimbabwe’s maybe greatest music export right now is charming an international audience with their uplifting songs. Mokoomba, fronted by Mathias Muzaza's lush voice, were raised in the small village of Victoria Falls as a part of the Tonga minority.

Countries such as Zambia, Angolo and South Africa were never that far away, though. Maybe here we find the explanation for their brew of Southern, African traditions, filled to the brim with swaying hips, hand claps and festive brass. With the language and rhythms of their own minority as a starting point, they even add funk, pop and Latin rhythms.

The end result is dance music with universal appeal, almost certain to leave listeners happy and with a nice suntan.

Label: Zig Zag World / Import

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Festive and life-affirming Afro pop - photo: Claude Piscitelli


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