Two new Mokoomba remixes by Jacknife Lee out

Two new Mokoomba remixes by Jacknife Lee were released on 29 March 2024 by Outhere Records

Since the release of Mokoomba‘s record ‘Tusona: tracings in the sand‘ last fall a lot has happend for Zimbabwe’s most successful musical export.

The album’s first single ‘Nzara hapana‘ won them a golden record at home for song of the year at ZBC (Zimbabwean Broadcasting Corporation) and had them play at a number of prominent shows and festivals in Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries.

The album also went No 1 in the World Music Charts Europe and collected raving reviews all over the world. Now it is time to follow up with some remixes.

Sometimes things just fall in place. That is definitely the case for the first two remixes by LA-based producer Jacknife Lee, known for his work with U2, REM, The Hives, Two Door Cinema Club, but also Rokia Koné and many others.

The band explains: “‘Tamvela Mama’ is a mother’s prayer in Nyanja and Luvale, urging love and family unity among her children. In the chorus, the family responds positively, assuring their mother that they understand and appreciate her words of love and counsel.”

‘Balimukondo’ is a new song in a mix of various languages including Shona and Bemba. Mokoomba explain: “It’s a song about a struggle in life and overcoming it together, because only together we can succeed.”

Meanwhile, Mokoomba have also now announced the first two dates of their next UK tour in August 2024: a return to the Jazz Cafe in London on 21 August and a performance at the Shambala festival on 24 August. More to be announced.

1. Tamvela Mama (Jacknife Lee Remix) – video:
2. Balimukondo (Jacknife Lee version) – video:
3. Tamvela Mama (album version)

© Outhere Records

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