Mokoomba Wins Songlines Music Award

Zimbabwe’s trailblazing group Mokoomba has picked up an award from a prestigious UK magazine, Songlines.

They were awarded the best newcomer for 2013.

The awards, voted by Songlines readers and the general public, endeavour to celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talents across the world. All the nominated artists have had albums reviewed in Songlines during 2012.

Mokoomba released the album Rising Tide last year.

Mokoomba find themselves in good company. Angelique Kidjo won best artist for her album Spirit Rising. Lo’Jo grabbed best group for Cinéma el Mundo while the cross-cultural collaboration went to Dub Collosus for Dub Me Tender Vol 1 + 2.

We are proud of Mokoomba.

Check out the video announcing the winners posted on Songlines’s Youtube account on Thursday morning.

Click her to view it on Youtube