Nine days of partying and festivities should turn the capital into a rare home of music, song and dance as the city hosts the second edition of the Harare International Carnival in May. The nine-day arts festival will see various performances taking
place in the capital next month. An array of musical genres and other artistic displays will take centre stage.
Setting the tone for the forthcoming festival was a performance done at the Chinese run Longcheng Plaza by Dendera musician, Sulumani Chimbetu.The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Cde Walter Mzembi said last years’ international carnival will certainly be eclipsed by the 2014 edition. An upbeat Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) CEO, Mr Karikoga Kaseke said the carnival concept was certainly not executed at its best in last year’s edition and this time the event is poised to turn the capital upside down through ostentatious party displays.Borrowed from the Carnival de Victoria in Seychelles, the inaugural event was held in 2013 in Harare and it exhibited entertainment through fashion, dance, music, food and various artistic genres. It also brought in different people from different nations and origins on a single entertainment platform.