Mokoomba, Zimbabwe — Percussion
The musicians of the Zimbabwean group represent an outstanding tradition of performing on percussion instruments. Miti Mugande, Mathias Muzaza and Ndaba Coster Moyo are from Chinotimba (Zimbabwe). Their skills, based on groundbreaking blend of Afro-fusion and tantalizing traditional Tonga rhythms, is of great interest for musicians from all over the world.
The band performs songs in several languages, including English, Tonga, Nyanja, Ndebele and Shona. Mokoomba takes its name from Tonga language, which means a deep respect for the Zambezi River and the colorful life on its banks. Mokoomba combines traditional and modern instruments, as well as various international pop and pan-African styles including soukous, funk and reggae, to unite the cultures of South, East and Central Africa.
The art of playing percussions will be shared by Miti Mugande, Mathias Muzaza and Ndaba Coster Moyo.