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NCEM, York
Thursday 10 April 7:30pm

Adults £13.00 | Concessions £11.00 | Students £5.00

Tickets for this event can no longer be purchased online but can be by phoning the box office on 01904 658338 and will be available on the door 1 hour prior to the concert.  

Offering an eclectic mix of pan-African styles and Tonga rhythms, Mokoomba has propelled itself into the vanguard of fresh new talent emerging from Zimbabwe. They hail from a small village in the Victoria Falls region, home to the Tonga-speaking minority. With their album 'Rising Tide' they have intrigued music critics and earned themselves invitations by everyone from WOMAD to Jools Holland, as well as a whole ream of awards. Their music is fresh and original, exploiting Tonga rhythms offset with Congolese grooves and dashes of rap, ska and latin. Mokoomba has been hailed as the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory, while the electrifying intensity of lead singer Mathias Muzaza has been described as a 'spinal experience'.

"a tsunami of energy, passion and spiritual force” (Financial Gazette)
"the new hotshots of Pan-African funkiness” (Songlines)
"slick and engaging… a great live band.” (The Guardian)

To take advantage of this deal, you will need to book two tickets at the same time – one for this concert and one for Debashish Bhattacharya (Global Adventures on a Slide Guitar) - Saturday 17 May | 7.30pm.
There are no refunds or exchanges and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
This offer is valid on full price tickets only. Tickets are subject to availability.

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