The Harare International Carnival which is hosted annually in Zimbabwe has come and gone, the carnival brought thrills and excitement. We also saw a competition among different groups showcasing their cultures bringing business to a standstill in the capital.
The carnival saw 24 different countries, more than 20 corperates, schools and culture groups coming together to exhibit their cultures and works.
Countries that participated include Zambia, Malawi, DRC, South Africa, Swaziland, Brazil, and India.
The countries and groups showcased their cultures through dancing, music and other acts with most making memorable performances. Momo Kings of Brazil brought their acts to the streets while Indian Preeti also gave outstanding performances.
Though some could not come to terms with some groups with cultural costumes coming too close to nudity, the cultural experience was nice.
Different musicians including Jah Prayzah, Mawungira eNharira and Fungisai Zvakavapano participated in the street march leaving merrymakers asking for more.
The participants were rated as Brazil won the carnival contest for this year.
Other local groups including musician-cum-dancer Sandra Ndebele, traditional group dance Dzikwa, among others went home smiling after winning top spots at the event.
Streets like Robert Mugabe and Nelson Mandela had thousands of people enjoying the event that brings cultural integration and entertainment.
Carnivals are artistic avenues where countries sell their culture and styles to the teeming audiences which includes tourists. Zimbabwe did not fail to do this during the Harare International Carnival for 2015.