Bev, Zoey to lead children in carnival parade

HARARE - Harare pole dancers Zoey Sifelani and Beverly Sibanda will lead a float composed of young girls of varying ages during the main carnival parade on Saturday.

The dancers will be assisted by popular l DJs Nash and Ohmz who will provide music during the parade which will begin at Africa Unity Square and end at the Glamis arena.

Zoey told the Daily News that she was excited to participate in such a grand event though she expressed disappointment at the cancellation of the Samba Night at the eleventh hour.

“It is such an honour to be considered for the carnival. It is a chance for us to celebrate diversity and showcase our talent,” said the country’s first pole dancer.

“It is disappointing that they had to cancel the Samba Night a few days before the show. We had wasted a lot of money buying costumes and rehearsing.

“We are still looking forward to the carnival though. We have put together small girls of various age groups who are going to be part of our march from Africa Unity Square. Our own children are going to be part of the group.”

DJ Nash told the Daily News that they were supporting the dancers because the two feature at Holly’s Hotel and City Sports Bar where the two DJs are based.

“Bev and Zoey will showcase their talent in a moving van starting from Africa Unity Square to Glamis.”

The Zimbabwe International Carnival is a new concept being used by Zimbabwe Tourism Authority to develop, promote and market the country’s tourist attractions, as well as unite people from different spheres of life.

Scores of artistic groups in different genres are expected to perform as the nation gears itself towards strengthening its cultural and tourism brand through art. - Tarisai Machakaire

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