(release date 10.March. 2017 / Outhere Records OH030) * Luyando is the self-produced third album by Zimbabwe’s most celebrated young band Mokoomba. The success of ‚Rising tide‘ and their incredible live energy led Mokoomba to tour over 40 countries worldwide, including performances at Roskilde festival (Denmark), WOMAD festival (UK), Couleur Cafe festival (Belgium), Sziget festival (Hungary) and Gnawa festival (Morocco). At home in Zimbabwe, Mokoomba has become one of the most popular bands, playing with such icons as Hugh Masekela and Baaba Maal at the annual Harare International Festival of the Arts.

<<< Trailer:

On Luyando, Mokoomba 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 Victoria Falls. The word mokoomba itself means deep respect for the river. When the band first hit the music scene their blend of traditional rhythms and contemporary Zimrock took the country by storm. Mokoomba brought a unique flavour to a scene that was dominated by Sungura, Reggae and Dancehall, Urban and Afro Jazz bands.