Following Zimbabwe’s most celebrated young band, Mokoomba's visit to The Apex four years ago, it is a real pleasure to have them back with a new album, 'Luyando'.‘Luyando’ means “mother’s love” in Tonga, a language that is spoken by the original inhabitants of the Zambezi Valley of Southern Africa, but beyond the dictionary definition, 'Luyando' goes to the heart of Mokoomba‘s music.
Lyrical and beautifully breezy, 'Luyando'
is also a spiritual journey into the heart of Zimbabwean society, culture and tradition.
modified their rock-band oriented line-up to record a more raw, acoustic album. The songs are rooted in the local traditions and life in their hometown of Victoria Falls, a town on the Zambezi River named after the spectacular waterfall. The Zambesi River touches five African countries, and serves as a melting pot for diverse cultures as visitors from all around the world come to see Victoria Falls.
The word 'mokoomba' means deep respect for the river; thus the name chosen for this group of energetic young musicians, whose shows reflect that energy in contagiously joyful performances.
“I’ve seen the future of Afrosound and it is called Mokoomba"
- Deutschlandradio Kultur, Germany
£18*, U25s £5
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
*Includes a £1 booking fee.
This event is promoted by The Apex