Armed with a new album pregnant with a beautiful traditional acoustic sound, widely travelled afro-fusion band Mokoomba is set for a five month international tour.
This follows the release of their third album, Luyando at a fully packed Theatre in the Park in Harare last month.
Luyando has already fared better than the band’s first smash hit album Rising Tide, debuting on the European World Music Chart at number seven, whereas Rising Tide landed in at a very respectable ninth place.
The tour which kicks off with a month of shows in United States (US) will see the group performing in North America and Europe.
Dubbed the ‘Spring Tour’, US shows will run from April 28 to May 25 in different American cities including New Orleans, Louisiana, New York, Portsmouth, Washington and San Francisco among others.
Mokoomba manager, Marcus Gora said the Spring Tour will see Mokoomba perform at different venues and festivals including the renowned New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Festival Internationale de Louisiane, SubRosa, Patterson Theater, Washington Funk Parade, The LEAF Festival and residence, the Falcon, Villa Victoria Center f/t Arts, and Joshua Tree Music Festival.
“We will perform in North America before heading to Europe, then North America and Europe again. We can only announce other show dates, venues and festivals once our host festival announce,” said Gora.
Luyando is basking in rave reviews across the globe. The traditional sound and its constant touch with Tonga culture has made it an instant hit with both local and international music lovers.
“The album was very well received and we continue to get people who are writing to us saying they enjoy it,” said Gora.
“We are excited about the tour and look forward to introducing our new album Luyando to as many people as we can.”
Mokoomba is an afro-fusion band that hails from Victoria Falls. They have extensively toured the world rubbing shoulders with celebrated names including Sean Paul, Steve Dyer, and Salif Keita among others.