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with Mokoomba, who, as kids, couldn’t wait for the school
bell to ring so they could get out of class and go play music
December 02, 2013
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Kubatana interview with Mokoomba
answered these questions generally as a band
yourselves in five words?
Fun, energetic, flexible, humble, persevering.
the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never stop working hard.
the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done?
On our first trip to Europe, we got “lost” by accident
in the red-light district in Amsterdam and we were a bit surprised
by what we saw in the windows! We were on our way to a concert and
we arrived a bit late
understandably . . .
is your most treasured possession?
Our music instruments.
do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The sorrow of losing loved ones.
have any strange hobbies?
Not really, coming from Victoria Falls we are used to seeing people
jump off the bridge with ropes attached to their ankles. Nothing
is strange after that!
do you dislike most about your appearance?
Nothing at all, we are very confident young men.
is your greatest extravagance?
have you got in your fridge?
ZLG water, fish from Norton, Lyons Maid ice cream, vegetables from
Mbare musika and some really smelly cheese.
is your greatest fear?
It has to be death and snakes.
have you got in your pockets right now?
Phone, keys, wallet and some “sweets for change” from
our favorite supermarket.
is your favourite journey?
Our favourite journey is coming back home to meet our friends and
families after a long tour.
are your heroes in real life?
Our parents and families are our everyday heroes but we also admire
musicians from Africa who have made it, like Youssour Ndour, Salif
Keita, Baba Maal, Oliver Mtukudzi.
and where were you happiest?
On stage, doing what we love.
your biggest vice?
were you like at school?
We were generally good students at school and some of us had OK
academic grades but to be honest we always could not wait for the
bell to get out the door and go to play music.
are you doing next?
We are preparing for 4 different concerts which we will do in December
in Harare, London and Victoria Falls.
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