UNWTO: Top acts bring Victoria Falls down

VICTORIA Falls exploded on Saturday night as local, regional and international artists put up scintillating performances at a music gala to welcome delegates to the on-going United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly.

REPORT BY RICHARD MUPONDE

The event dubbed the “Welcome Tourism Night” was held at Victoria Falls Primary School.

Mbira Dzenharira were first on stage, followed by Sheng Jeng Song and Dance Company from China who performed traditional dances punctuated with acrobatics.

Mercy Mutsvene then mesmerised the crowd with her popular songs Handingabvumi and Tichasangana before renowned poet Albert Nyathi performed the international tourism theme song Zimbabwe Breeze.

The stage was then set for Suluman Chimbetu who gave a top drawer perfomance, belting song after song. Jah Prayzah left the crowd asking for more with the favourite song Tsviriyo.

Sandra Ndebele and Bostwana diva, Slizer also proved popular with the crowd with their energetic dances.
Local boys Mokoomba also took to the stage and wowed the crowd.

Sungura king Alick Macheso capped the night with a brilliant performance that left many asking for more.
Zimbabwe Tourism Authority director of corporate affairs, Sugar Chagonda, said the show exceeded their expectations.

“We had every reason to celebrate the co-hosting of the general assembly because it is a chance that a country normally gets after about 360 years if all organisations and member countries are to rotate hosting this important event,” he added.

“It was indeed the greatest show well supported by locals.”

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