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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Street Carnival greets Livingstone

General News Street Carnival greets Livingstone

The 2012 Livingstone International Culture and Arts Festival has entered its third day with a street carnival from Falls Park Mall along Musi-oa- tunya way to the Post office in the town centre.

And Chief Mukuni of the Toka Leya speaking people has called for a two phased approach in marketing tourism in the country.

With the Zambia Army brass band leading the pack of local and international dancing groups, the match past snaked through the middle of the city bringing traffic to a halt.

Tourism and Arts Permanent Secretary Steven Mwansa was by broadcast time unable to attend the carnival as he was in Lusaka attending to other equally important national matters, but was able to arrive in Livingstone in readiness for the remaining LICAF program.

After an hour of the match past, the festival culminated into a dance competition among various invited groups.

Although Zimbabwe national dance troupe stole the show with acrobatic dances, it was the Seychelles Dancing troupe who stunned the crowd in their five minute unique dance performance.

The hosts had their share of traditional Ngoni dancing taking center stage.

A five year old toddler set the event alight with his intricate Ngoni dance much to the amusement of the crowd who showered him with Zambian kwacha notes.

Dignitaries left for a tree planting occasion near Chanters lodge after which crowds slowly dispersed in readiness for the evening Gala Dinner at the Zambia Air Force (ZAF ) mess in Livingstone.

Meanwhile, Chief Mukuni of the Toka Leya speaking people has called for a two phased approach in marketing tourism in the country.

Chief Mukuni told ZANIS in an exclusive interview that Zambia should consider coming up with a two phased approach to marketing tourism in the country.

He said one approach was to introduce cheaper and cost effective tourism where Zambians could access facilities.

He said while it was everyone’s responsibility to develop the tourism sector, it was up to government to set up a cost effective tourism that will attract ordinary Zambians to the facility.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Carnival is timely in Zambia. We can put up a good show if we work with local leaders in each province and district. Each of the regions possesses colourful presentations of culture and dance. Think of the colourful Nalikwanda paddlers and lozi dress, the makishi and luvale drummers, the Tonga spear throwers, the Ngoni dancers of course, the nyau and let young ones express culture in their own way and you will see wonders. It was a good start though.

  2. The 2012 Livingstone International Culture and Arts Festival has entered its third day with a street carnival from Falls Park Mall along Musi-oa- tunya way to the Post office in the town centre.

    Why bring old news????

  3. This is a fantastic development! However, the report would have been more meaningful with pictures from the Carnival.

  4. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Pictures ba Lusaka Times. This is a carnival people want to SEE what was being DISPLAYED.

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