The Sunday Mail
Africa’s biggest New Year’s celebration party is brewing something special for merrymakers.
Organisers of the annual Zambezi Vic Falls Carnival in Zimbabwe have added more dynamite to their already explosive line-up, throwing in one of the biggest house music acts on the international stage, Black Motion, into the fray.
The group joins the star-studded cast of continental heavyweights Lady Zamar, Freshlyground, Prince Kaybee and BCUC, to name a few.
Black Motion, made up of Robert Mahosana aka DJ Murda and percussionist Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane, will leap onto the carnival stage armed with their recently released red hot album, “Moya Wa Taola”.
Some of the songs from the album that have taken over the electronic music space include “Joy Joy”, “Anyway” and “Andinayo”.
The duo has earned its stripes in the industry thanks to hit-making prowess that has seen them drop songs like “Rejoice”, “Imali”, “Rainbow”, “Heartless Intentions”, “It’s You” and “Omo Dudu”.
It was no surprise that last year they won the South African Music Award for Duo/Group of the Year.
The award-winning act does not only boast of a long list of hits, they are also known for their bagful of tricks when performing live on stage.
With DJ Murda behind the decks and Smol on the drum set, you are always in for an electrifying performance.
While last year’s Vic Falls Carnival was a huge success, attracting record-breaking numbers, this time it is set to be even bigger and the number of tickets on offer has been doubled.
Zambezi Lager, which has been involved with the event for years, is now the anchor sponsor. So this year’s carnival is aptly named the Zambezi Vic Falls Carnival.
Delta Beverages channel marketing executive Irimayi Muzorewa said of Zambezi and the carnival: “The brand fits perfectly with the location of the festival in that not only does it take place by the Zambezi River, but the brand is very close to the heart of the tourist capital of Zimbabwe, and Zambezi Lager seeks to provide mighty refreshments to those adults that yearn for the great outdoors.
“The carnival offers a great outdoors experience from the amazing wildlife as well as the scenic views of the mighty waterfalls. The brand will conduct a promotion that will see a number of lucky Zambezi Lager consumers winning prizes that will include tickets to the three-day carnival extravaganza.”
This year’s format will be the same as the last edition’s, starting on December 29 with the famous Train and Bush Party followed by the Electric Safari Concert the following day. The carnival climax is the New Year’s Eve Unity Concert.
Early bird tickets have already sold out. Still available are the three-day pass ($90), the two-day pass ($65) and the one-day pass ($50).