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Concert on the Lawn


Friday August 16, 2024 at 7:00pm

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Friday August 16, 2024 at 7:00pm

Get ready to be captivated by Mokoomba, the sensational six-piece band hailing from Zimbabwe. With their Afrofusion sound blending traditional rhythms and contemporary Zamrock, Mokoomba is a musical force that has gained global acclaim since their groundbreaking album Rising Tide in 2012. With songs from their latest album TUSONA and led by the mesmerizing vocals of Mathias Muzaza, this concert promises a night of electrifying beats, driving rhythms, and unmatched harmonies that will keep you dancing on our open field. Don’t miss out on the party as Mokoomba takes you on a musical journey from Zimbabwe, across Africa, and beyond.

“This is joyful dance music for a hot summer’s night.”

The Venue: Friends Field
A large open lawn adjacent to Concessions and restrooms, Friends Field is used for many programs throughout the summer. Food and drinks are allowed (and encouraged!) – just remember to throw out or recycle before you leave. Note that there is no built-in seating on Friends Field, so please bring your own chairs and/or blankets.

Summer Season Shuttle / Take the FREE shuttle from Metro North’s Katonah train station to and from Caramoor! The shuttle runs before and after every summer afternoon and evening concert. There is no RSVP to get on the shuttle, it will be there when you arrive (in the parking lot side of the station). If it’s not there, it’s just making the loop and should be back within 5–10 minutes. The shuttle will start running 2.5 hours before the concert, and 30 minutes after the concert ends.

Rain or Shine / All events at Caramoor take place rain or shine. In the event of bad weather, this Friends Field concert will move under the fully covered Venetian Theater tent. This is a large tent with open sides and seating already provided. You will no longer need to bring your own seating to this concert in this scenario.

Explore the Rosen House from 5:00pm–6:30pm / Select rooms of the Rosen House are free to explore during our Open House hours. No RSVP is required; feel free to attend and discover more about Caramoor’s history and founders.

Learn More About Mokoomba

Mokoomba sings in many different local languages. Their songs are in Tonga, Luvale, Shona, Nyanja and even Lingala used in “Makolo” when they team up with Congolese singer Desolo B. The album also features horns by Nobert Wonkyi Arthur (trumpet), Bernard Gyamfi (trombone), and Emmanuel Arthur (sax) from Ghanaian highlife outfit Santrofi.

Mokoomba is one of Zimbabwe’s most popular bands, playing with such icons as Hugh Masekela, Baba Maal, and the Talking Head’s Tina Weymouth and Chris Franz. They’ve rocked legendary rooms and stages worldwide, from NYC’s Apollo Theater and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to London’s 100 Club and Amsterdam’s Melkweg, to WOMAD, WOMEX, and SXSW, sealing their reputation as one of Africa’s best young live bands.

Visit their website.

Caramoor is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.
All concerts made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.