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Award winning afro-fusion group Mokoomba are back into the studio to record another album yet to be titled. After having been touring Europe for the past three months the youthful group returned home a fortnight ago.

In an interview with The Herald Entertainment, the band’s manager Marcus Gora said the group is working on a new acoustic six-track album.

“Mokoomba is currently working on an acoustic album which will be different and better than the previous albums.

“They already recorded tracks in London and will finish the remaining songs here in Zimbabwe when they are done with the tours,” he said.

The European tour saw them perform in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Some of their popular songs include “Njoka”, “Mangongo”, “Misozi”, “Mvula”, “Welelye” , “Manunge” and “Nyaradzo”.

The track “Nyaradzo”, off their upcoming album, has become a darling of many. It is a love song that appreciates a young woman who touched a man’s heart and wants to be with her.

The group is still on cloud nine after they bagged International Artist of the Year award at the recently held Zimbabwe Achievers Awards in London last week.

“It was a great honour to receive another award at ZAA and it is a sign that we are working hard and will continue to ensure that our fans are satisfied with our works,” said Gora.

Mokoomba is preparing for a debut tour of the United States and Canada starting end of June to the beginning of August 2014.

The award-winning outfit will be travelling to Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland as part of the Festfire Festival route supported by African Synergy and Pamberi Trust starting from this Friday.

The group rose to national fame by winning a string of competitions laid on by Music Crossroads International — a non-profit organisation that supports musical education throughout Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.

Source : The Herald