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Mokoomba rocks US

Afro-fusion group, Mokoomba has hailed their Zimbabwean fans from all over the world for supporting them during and after their historic debut performance at the revered arts fortress, Apollo Theatre in the United States.
By Kennedy Nyavaya

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The ensemble’s manager Marcus Gora told The Standard Style from the US that they cherished the astounding audience their music has managed to draw in the few years the group has been performing.

“It is heartwarming to have the support of Zimbabweans and we have received a lot of love and support on social media after the Apollo concert,” said Gora.

“We also had some Zimbabweans in New York come to support us and it was such a joy to share this moment with them. We are thrilled our music is having an impact and reaching a wider audience at home and abroad.”

An elated Gora added that the performance was a major leap for the band as they aimed to penetrate more markets around the world and spread the eccentric north western Zimbabwe sound.

“It is a good introduction to a new audience and to writers and presenters, although it is too early to talk about the opportunities that will accrue from such a performance. But we are pleased with the positive feedback we got from many people,” he added.

Despite performing for a relatively short time in Harlem, reports from the US prove that they lived up to billing, stamping their presence and vigour in an identical tide their local fans are now accustomed to.

Mokoomba has so far performed at the Falcon in Marlboro and at Oberon Theatre in Cambridge Massachusetts as the troop prepares to wrap it up in the US enroute to Canada.

According to Gora, the ever-travelling group is set to continue impressing as they have done in the past in other foreign lands.

“We promise everyone who will come to Mokoomba concerts on this tour some of the best music and dancing from Zimbabwe,” he said.

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