Here is the tea on what we liked about the Vic Falls Carnival 2019
The Victoria Falls Carnival is a high-octane music festival over New Year's Eve in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Brought to you by MTV Base, the festival is a three day blow out to celebrate one year ending and another beginning.
We recently attended the festival and these are five of our most incredible moments at the extravaganza.
1.African themed bush party
The secret location party starts off by catching
a fifteen minutes vintage steam train journey through the Victoria Falls National Park to a secret location deep in the African bush. Once you're aboard the famous steam train, you'll be served with beverages, and listen to some of the coolest music you can think of.
The train then drops all passengers in the middle of nowhere - an area called Jafuta. What’s more exciting is that the bush area is transformed into a vibrant space with food, drinks and accessories pop ups, great lighting and sound.
The moment you disembark, you are welcomed by fellow carnival attendees who are dressed in all sort of African attires and a DJ on the deck. Ryan Synth’s set, the cool, calm and down to earth DJ made sure that the crowd was kept on its feet, he is a gem when it comes to delivering. Multi-Award winning, man of the moment -Dj Maphorisa also made sure he was remembered why he is King, dishing out his hit songs to the hyped-up audience.
2.Shekhinah’s performance was dope
The Multi-Award-winning singer/song writer, sounds exactly the same on radio when she is performing. We loved how she had clean vocals, rightful energy, her stage use and also her interaction with the audience.
From the moment she got on stage, Shekhinah kept the audience engrossed and managed to hold it together even when it started raining halfway through her set. With no doubt, that was one of the best sets from the Vic Falls Carnival. One thing other performers could learn from her, it’s how she knows that she is not a greater dancer and is strong at vocals, hence she uses her vocals to the fullest.
3) The Town & Falls
The Mayor of Victoria Falls deserves a bells. That town is clean, fully functional and safe. For those that do not know, Victoria Falls as a town is a National Park
The streets are well lit at night, allowing one to drive and walk at ease. One thing that we must applaud is that the town is safe.
The town also boast one of the 7 wonders of the world – The Victoria Falls.
4) The street fashion & diversity
From walking across the town of Victoria Falls and at the carnival grounds, one would not miss how fashionable people are. It’s refreshing to see that a lot of people are beginning to appreciate and realise that fashion plays a huge role in one’s expression.
We fell in love with the colourful outfits, unique accessories and great shoe game that most of the people had. Conversely, if there is any need to look for the definition of United Nations – we think the Vic Falls Carnival is a clear depiction of that, with people from South Africa, Spain, India, Sweden, Australia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, USA, UK, Czech Republic and all across the globe, simply coming together and celebrating humanity.
5) The energetic Tamy Moyo
Zimbabwean Singer – Tamy Moyo is one of the best highlights from the Vic Falls Carnival. The moment the 22-year-old songstress got on stage; it was fireworks from the beginning to the end. Picture pop corns darting until the pot is full, that was how we felt with Tamy Moyo on stage.
People danced along to her hit songs such as Kwandinobva, Zvandiri and many more sing along songs. We even heard one Australian lady say, “I cannot hear what she is saying, but I am in love with her music, styling and energy on stage. She is amazing and from today onwards, I am going to look for her music.” The beauty about music and art in general, is how it transcends from one point to another and bring people together.