Bornwise Mtonzi Arts Reporter
Top Brazilian Samba group Momo King proved that they are the best in what they do as they left fans calling for more after a stunning performance at the Samba Night at the Private Lounge on Wednesday.
The group’s Samba queens, dressed in their skimpy sexy attires, showed that they were not only beauties but can also dance in style. The Samba night was part of the ongoing Harare International Carnival that is expected to reach its peak with a Street Party set for the city centre tomorrow afternoon. The Samba dancers’ Brazilian styles and some local borrowdale dance style left fans mesmerised.
A lot of fans were seen jostling to get a chance to have pictures taken with the Samba queens when they went off the stage. In separate interviews at the show fans expressed their excitement from the performance of the Samba girls.
“I could not believe that these girls can dance like this, their performance was outstanding and I will not miss their show if they come back again,” said a fan only identified as Farai
“This is the best performance I tell you. These ladies are good. I hope to see them in the street party tomorrow,” another fan.
The event was also spiced up by some of local artists who included Bev and Zoey who gave their best in showing that they can also excite the crowd just like the Brazilians.
The coming in of dancehall musician Killer T to the stage lit up the event as the crowd sang along to tracks from his famous album “Ngoma Ndaimba”.
The event attracted a huge crowd and took the carnival spirit to a higher level.
Earlier in the afternoon, Karikoga Kaseke, the chief executive officer of Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, thanked the Brazilians and some other groups from Democratic Republic of Congo for coming to share this year’s carnival with Zimbabwe.
The major highlight of the carnival will be the Street Party that takes place tomorrow. Kaseke said there is going to be junior and senior groups on the street march and the public and artists will have fun on the city roads.
The ‘‘junior carnival’’ will start at Town House and go along Julius Nyerere Street and turn into Robert Mugabe, Angwa Street, Nelson Mandela Avenue and end at Africa Unity Square.
The ‘‘senior carnival’’ begins at the corner of Rotten Row Street and Robert Mugabe Road. It will go along Robert Mugabe, Angwa Street, Nelson Mandela Avenue and end at Africa Unity Square where there will be main activities
Tourism Deputy Minister Anastancia Ndlovu said that their desire as a ministry is to see the growth and development of domestic tourism in Zimbabwe and that it can only be achieved through carnival. She also encouraged the tourism industry to revise their pricing structures and create affordable packages for local Zimbabweans modelled around the carnival to enable visitors from outside the city to also attend the event.