APR 2019 24 WED 8 pm
Global Music | Zimbabwe
MokoombaPrice Center East Ballroom
  • General Admission: $30
  • UCSD Student: $9
Bites & Beverages


“A band that deserves to be seen live.“—NPR

Mokoomba is one of Africa’s most exciting young bands, dazzling audiences worldwide with their knockout live shows and electrifying blend of Afro-fusion and tantalizing traditional Tonga rhythms. “Mokoomba” is a Tonga word that connotes the deep respect Tonga people have for the Zambezi River and for the vibrant life that it brings to their music and culture.

The Zimbabwe-based group’s latest album, Luyando—a stripped-down, mostly acoustic album— took critics by storm. Mokoomba have rocked legendary rooms and stages worldwide, from New York City’s Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to London’s 100 Club and Amsterdam’s Melkweg, to WOMEX and SXSW, sealing their reputation as one of Africa’s best young live bands.


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Bites & Beverages

Our partner restaurant, Zanzibar, will offer adventurous wine and beer options at the event.


The closest parking structure is Gilman Parking Structure located at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Russell Lane. Please pay for parking when you arrive. Permit pay station is located on the first two floors of the parking structure. Pay stations sell Visitor (V) permits and it's valid in V (24 hours daily), S (24 hours daily), B (24 hours daily), A (from 4:30–7:30 pm daily), and Meters (from 4:30–7:30 pm daily) spots. Map >

Student Engagement Sponsor

Anne Marie Pleska and Luc Cayet

UC San Diego Partners

Thurgood Marshall College; African and African-American Studies Research Center