Band Manager: Mokoomba (Zimbabwe)
Marcus Gora, (Harare, Zimbabwe) is the band manager for Zimbabwe’s music group Mokoomba. Hailed as Zimbabwe’s current hottest export, Mokoomba has toured more than 50 countries around the world performing at prestigious festivals like Roskilde (Denmark), Sziget Festival (Hungary) and famous venues like the Apollo Theatre (Harlem, New York) to mention a few. Mokoomba won the Songlines Magazine – Best Newcomer Award 2013 and this April graced the Songlines magazine cover with their latest CD titled Luyando.
In addition to managing Mokoomba, Marcus is also a partner at Ngoma NeHosho an innovative music promotion company, that has been working to develop local industry capacity as well as presenting “Live Sessions” a quarterly live music event bringing together quality local and international acts.
With a background in media, finance and business administration and as co-founder and director of First Floor Gallery Harare, Marcus is at the at the vanguard of the new generation of creative industry entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe and has for the past 10 years consulted on numerous projects that are cross-disciplinary from music to visual arts, to film and video production.