The Sunday Mail
GLOBETROTTING Afro-fusion band Mokoomba today marks its return to Harare as one of the headline acts at Unplugged, which is being held at Greendale Sports Club.
The talented outfit recently returned from a tour of Mexico and the United Kingdom, where they shared stages with the likes of Angelique Kidjo, Fatoumata Diawara and Dobet Gnahore, to name a few.
While last week they staged shows in their hometown, Victoria Falls, and in Bulawayo, their fans in the capital have not seen them in almost two months.
Having graced some of the biggest music platforms on the globe, a performance that is nothing short of world class is always guaranteed every time this group takes to the stage.
Speaking to The Sunday Mail Society, Mokoomba’s manager Marcus Gora said they were thrilled to have been invited to be part of this month’s Unplugged.
“This will be our third time performing at the event and it is always a pleasure to reconnect with our audience. We are proud of the Unplugged team for the work they have done in growing the event to be what it is today,” said Gora.
He added that they were taking a break from international tours for a while as they wanted to concentrate on studio work.
“Besides Unplugged, we have another concert at the Ambassador Hotel on November 30 and in December we will mostly be doing private events and studio work.”
The group was admitted into the Afro-pop Worldwide Hall of Fame back in May for their contribution in bringing music from Africa to North American audiences.
The award-winning group will share the Unplugged stage with Bryan K, ShyEden, Reverb, TK Beats and Raydizz. As has become the norm, there will also be a high profile surprise act.
Meanwhile, Bryan K recently released a new album, “Evolution K” and this will be the perfect platform for the artiste to give his fans a taste of the production. The “Heavy Machine” hit-maker has always managed to hold his own when performing live on stage and the Unplugged setting will certainly be his playground.
With the summer vibe in full swing, this monthly event provides an excellent picnic setup for families to relax while listening to music.
Admission is $10 while kids will pay $5 and people are allowed to bring their cooler boxes.