Festival lives up to billing

19 Sep, 2022 - 00:09 0 Views
Festival lives up to billing Jah Prayzah

The Herald

Arts Reporter

The much anticipated and publicised “Purple Festival”, which was held at Belgravia Sports Club, Harare, over the weekend lived up to the billing with everything falling according to plan.

The festival, which was part of the 12th anniversary of local pharmaceutical company Booties, started with a golf tournament on Thursday last week at Borrowdale Brooke, which was fully subscribed by local corporates.

Then Saturday, a hype of activities took place with the Fitness Circuit –  which included Zumba, aerobics and yoga, where people from all walks of life thronged the stage as they took part.

In the afternoon was the Food and Business Market session where the ground was designed to cater for all, as attendees had to feel special, having everything under one roof.

It reminded many of the Harare International Festival of the Arts with such a setup.

The celebrations scaled up as in the evening performances by King Her, Jah Prayzah, Feli Nandi, Enzo Ishall, Killer T and Takura, among others, did not disappoint.

Some of the festival goers applauded the initiative and said it should run annually. “We enjoyed the festival and liked the set up, especially brands showcasing their wares. It was everything for everyone,” said Tendai Manaka from Belgravia.

33-year-old stock broker Melissa Khumalo, who was clad in purple outfit, said the festival was a good start that should have been done for more days to allow and accommodate more action.

“First they could have accommodated everyone and all aspects of arts and lifestyle,” she said. “This could be achieved not in a day. I failed to visit all the stands because it was time consuming, hence there was not much space. It was a noble idea for the organisers. They could also have brought international guests to cap it all.”

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