Zimbabwe: Mokoomba Eye Local Recognition

Afro — FUSION group, Mokoomba, will this year focus on conquering the local market after making waves on the international scene with their last album Rising Tide.

The group has enjoyed success abroad after the release of their second album early last year.

Group manager Marcus Gora said their aim now is to become a household name on the local music scene by the end of year.

"We are willing to go the extra mile to make this dream a reality. We are going to collaborate with some of the more established musicians and stage as many shows as possible in the country", he said.

Gora said the group's performance at the Unity gala in Gokwe late last year was evidence of how far they have come.

"Mokoomba gave a stunning debut performance at the gala in Gokwe. It was quite hard because it was the first time we performed at such an event but people appreciated the music", he said.

Since emerging on the music scene in 2001, Mokoomba, who sing mainly in Tonga, have transformed from a traditional group into an internationally-acclaimed band.

The 2007 Music Crossroads winners, who hail from Victoria Falls, have performed extensively abroad, with sold-out shows in England, Spain, Holland, Luxemburg, Mozambique, Czech Republic and Belgium, among others.

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