Monoswezi are a collective of musicians from Mozambique, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe-based in Norway. With a common passion for African music in general and music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique in particular, Monoswezi seeks a musical expression, where respect for tradition is combined with different references and experiences from pop and jazz. Monoswezi performs both traditional music, and compositions by the band members. They describe their sound as traditional African songs mixed with cool Scandinavian jazz.
Monoswezi sees Hope Masike on vocals, mbira and percussion, Calu Tsemane on vocals and percussion, Hallvard Godal on saxophone, clarinet and mellotron, Putte Johander on bass and Erik Nylander on drums and percussion.