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  • The Future of Afro Sound
  • Friday 26 October 7.30pm
    £17.00 (£15.00 concessions | £5.00 under 35)

    Mathias Muzaza lead vocals, backing vocals, percussions
    Trustworth Samende electric, nylon guitars, backing vocals
    Abundance Mutori bass, backing vocals
    Donald Moyo keyboards, backing vocals
    Miti Mugande percussion, backing vocals
    Ndaba Coster Moyo drums, backing vocals

    The Future of Afro Sound

    Zimbabwe’s most celebrated young band Mokoomba make their NCEM debut with a new album Luyando – meaning “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. 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. “One of the most entertaining young bands in Africa … A natural entertainer, wearing a black hat and demonstrating some slick dance routines with the band, lead singer Mathias Muzaza has a powerful, soulful

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