Colour Party back at Vic Falls Carnival
THE Colour Party is back at the annual Jameson Vic Falls Carnival but this time with a difference.
In 2014, organisers of the annual three-day event suspended the Colour Party where fun lovers would paint themselves all over the body on December 31 and dance out the whole afternoon in ‘funny faces’ in preparation for the cross over show on New Year’s Eve.
Posting on their website, organisers of the carnival said this year revellers are expected to paint themselves in their respective countries’ flag colours and also carry the actual flag on Saturday.
“Don’t forget that this year all of our events are themed.
“On 30 December get dressed up in traditional fabrics, headpieces and beads for our African Carnival themed Train and Secret Bush Party and on 31 December, represent the country that you come from by painting your face and bringing along your local flag as we all unite for a once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s moment,” read a post on the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival.
The resort town came alive Thursday afternoon as scores of people started trickling in for the three-day carnival.
A steam train that departed Bulawayo on Wednesday evening arrived in Victoria Falls just after midday in preparation for the bush party.
The train, with five coaches, will make three trips on Friday evening to Jafuta Siding for the bush party.
In the afternoon early birds were treated to a river beach party on the Zambezi River.
A number of parties have been organised around town such as at Invuvu Bar where entrance is free for those with carnival tickets.
The three-day annual event starts on Thursday December 29 and ends on December 31 with an all-night musical show pitting local and international artists at Victoria Falls Farm School.
These include dancehall DJs – Judgement Yard, South Africa’s reggae band Tidal Waves, Half ‘n Half and DJ Diloxclusiv as well as Zimbabwean DJ Jason Le Roux, Samba/kwaito group Napalma, originally from Brazil, Zambia’s house producer El Mukuka, SA electro/jazz group – Valve State and DJ Nic Fourie.
Dendera music king Sulumani Chimbetu and Zim Dancehall singer Winky D have been added to the line-up, that also has multi-award winning platinum selling Congolese artiste Tresor, multi-award winning hip hop duo Locnville and The Kifness, Sketchy Bongo, Locnville and Good Luck.
It attracts fun lovers from neighbouring Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia as well as locals and people from far afield in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, UK and US among others.