Mokoomba steal the show at Vic Falls carnival


MOKOOMBA stole the show at the Jameson Victoria Falls Carnival Festival on Monday night after giving a scintillating performance before multitudes of international tourists who made the bulk of the audience at the tourism extravaganza.

Richard Muponde
Senior Reporter

The all-night show on the second day of the three-day event was a full house with more than 2 000 revellers attending the musical at Victoria Falls Farm School.

Although Mokoomba was slotted to appear “as curtain raisers” they were the ones who went away with the kudos as they gave a well-polished act.

International tourists showed appreciation of the Zimbabwe outfit which has carved its name on the international scene with their well-choreographed performances fused with an African drumbeat spiced with Tonga rhythms.

Some revellers suggested that organisers should have billed the group for the middle of the night when there was a full house so that the Zimbabwean music could be marketed to visiting international tourists.

However, after all had been said Mokoomba would remain in the hearts of those who witnessed their act and they will be ambassadors to show that Zimbabwe has talent needing vigorous marketing to be fully appreciated internationally.

The carnival night went on without any incidences with the multitude of tourists dancing the night away.

It was really a carnival atmosphere and as the curtain came down for the day, revellers were still clamouring for more, as other regional artistes who performed during the same night did not disappoint.

The Victoria Falls carnival is now a yearly event on the country’s tourism calendar having been inaugurated last year in December.

This year’s festival came after the country successfully co-hosted the United Nations World Tourism Organisation general assembly in August.

The festival will end today.