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  • blog April 26, 2017

    Your Chance to See Mokoomba with Afropop!

    You are invited to join Afropop for a special evening with the electrifying, continent-spanning Zimbabwean powerhouse group Mokoomba at Subrosa on May 3. Afropop’s Banning Eyre calls Mokoomba “the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory.” Read a … Read more »

  • review March 10, 2017

    Luyando

    I’ve written before that Mokoomba is probably the most impressive new African band I’ve heard in recent years. And this, their second album, does nothing to dissuade me from that view. The band comes from the Zambezi Valley in northern … Read more »

  • blog April 6, 2016

    Field Report: Three Takes on Southern African Music

    In the past week, three strong acts from Zimbabwe and South Africa have graced East Coast stages. We already reported on the Africa Now show at the Apollo Theater, featuring Mokoomba, a young band from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We were … Read more »

  • blog August 20, 2015

    Mbira Maestro Chartwell Dutiro in New York For A Month

    For centuries, the Shona people of Zimbabwe have believed in the guidance of their ancestral spirits. Mbira music plays a central role as a linchpin between the living and the spiritual world, in all-night ritual ceremonies called bira. The mystic … Read more »

  • review April 23, 2014

    Pasichigare: Mystic Music of Zimbabwe

    Chartwell Dutiro is a Zimbabwean mbira artist and singer/songwriter now living in Devon, U.K. He may be best known for his membership in Thomas Mapfumo’s pioneering band, the Blacks Unlimited, in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. But since he … Read more »

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