Peter Tanyanyiwa Arts Correspondent
South African group Mango Groove stole the show at the just-ended fourth edition of the three-day Jameson-Victoria Falls Carnival. The event brought excitement to the Zimbabwean entertainment scene and successfully led masses into 2016 in style.
After 30 years in the music industry, the group proved why they are rated internationally to the thousands who flocked the resort town as they stole the show with a well-polished stage performance.
Mango Groove headlined the edition with internationally acclaimed local group Mokoomba.
Mango Groove rose to fame with the release of their album “Mango Groove” in 1989. The group was one of very few mixed-race acts to grace South African stages, and mixed different genres of music to form a unique Afro-pop sound.
The Jameson-Victoria Falls is the second biggest celebrated Carnival, after the Harare International Carnival. The just ended edition has been described as an event to remember, an event never to miss and an event which was worth every penny.
On the opening day revellers thronged Jafuta, the venue of the bush party, and were welcomed to the dance floor by skilful DJs as they danced the night away.
The second day saw revellers enjoying themselves at various venues that had been arranged across the town. The acts were upped higher to reach the final hours of 2015 on December 31.
Of particular mention are Good Luck, Mokoomba and Jason le Roux who gave the carnival revellers a splendid treat.
The tourism side also recorded a boom in business during the week as a result of the Victoria Falls-Jameson Carnival.
The three-day event kicked off on December 29 with an estimated 7 000 people in attendance.