Zimbabwean Arts and Culture in Europe: Mookomba’s album debuts at # 9 in World Music Charts Europe for June 2012

Posted: June 7, 2012 in news and updates
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Mokoomba! currently on tour with  new album Rising Tide  in Europe after their collaboration with Gregor Salto in Harare in May,  have debuted at number nine  on the World Music Charts Europe.

The album Rising Tide was realesaed in in Harare in  April  this year with support from the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust  and Alliance Francaise de Harare.

The group will be touring Europe as scheduled below

    *08/06 : Speicher / Husum (Germany)*
    *09/06 : Treibsand / Lubeck (Germany)*
    *14/06 : Ferme du Biéreau / Louvain-La-Neuve (Belgium)*
    *17 -> 22/06 : tour North Austria *
    *24/06 : Skopje (Macedonia) *
    *25/06 : Belgrade (Serbia) *
    *30/06 : Festival Couleur Café / Brussels (Belgium)*
    *01/07 : Africa Fest / Den Haag (Holland)*
    *06/07 : Africa Festival / Stuttgart (Germany)*
    *07/07 : Lindenbrauerei / Unna (Germany)*
    *12/07 : Festival Voice of Nomad / Ulan Ude – (Russia) *
    *17/07 : Pole Pole Festival / Gent (Belgium)*
    *19/07 : Babel Sound Festival / Balaton Lake (Hungary)*
    *20/07 : Fest Afrika / Tampere (Finland)*
    *21/07 : Budapest (Hungary)*

The name Mokoomba stems from the deep respect that the Tonga peoplehavefor the Zambezi River which they also refer to as Mosi oa Tunya, the smoke that thunders.This exciting Tonga group certainly has a unique sound that is set to take the world music scene by storm. After their maiden tour of Europe, as a prize for winning the inter-regional festival, the group has been invited to various eventsand festivals in many countries overseas.(MusicCrossroads)

The Culture Fund envisions a thriving Zimbabwe that is confident in its innovation and creativity that is nurtured through a culture of open dialogue and creation of knowledge accessible to all its citizens. The Culture Fund with programme support funds from the Swedish International Development Agency(Sida) plays a leading role in gearing the country towards becoming a creative society benefiting from a creative economy. It supports the cultural sphere through results-based programming.


  1. Nosta kumbewu says:

    Im very greatful with the great work being done by the culture fund trust of zimbabwe in funding upcoming artists. My name is Nosta Kumbewu and Im a budding writer who is also in desperate need of funds to further my studies in creative writing and also to buy the required equipment like a computer. Thank you

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