Vic Falls Car­ni­val has a line-up of note

African Independent - - SHOWBIZ -

THE 2016 Jame­son Vic Falls Car­ni­val will show­case some of south­ern Africa’s top artists in Vic­to­ria Falls, Zim­babwe, from De­cem­ber 29 to 31. This year, or­gan­is­ers have in­tro­duced a new fes­ti­val for­mat to kick off the ad­ven­ture week­end. Rev­ellers can party the night away on the open­ing night at the Shoestrings Lodge pool party, or a gorge party over­look­ing the falls or a river party along the Zam­bezi River. De­cem­ber 30 will see the fa­mous train party set off into the bush for a se­cret cel­e­bra­tion fea­tur­ing DJ Fran­cis, Dilox­clu­siv and many more. Af­ter that, fes­ti­val­go­ers can en­joy the ma­jes­tic Zam­bezi River on a sun­set cruise. De­cem­ber 30 sees the New Year’s Eve con­cert at­tract thou­sands to party un­der the stars to a great line-up. Here are five artists to look out for: South Africa’s top elec­tronic trio and re­turn­ing head­line act, Good­luck, will hit the Vic Falls’ stages with their unique brand of swing elec­tro with pop sen­si­bil­i­ties. The band have had 10 top sin­gles on the South African charts, and they have per­formed all over the world in­clud­ing in Am­s­ter­dam, Ber­lin and Lon­don. Tre­sor is a mul­ti­award-win­ning and plat­inum-sell­ing singer-song­writer and pro­ducer orig­i­nally from Congo. He has writ­ten songs for Idols South Africa, Heavy K and Za­hara. His de­but al­bum came in at num­ber two on iTunes and fea­tures col­lab­o­ra­tions with AKA, Beat­en­berg, Khuli Chana and The Soil. Sketchy Bongo is one of South Africa’s big­gest pro­duc­ers. He has worked with AKA, JR, Da LES and Ae­won Wolf, and teamed up with Shekhi­nah and Kyle Deutsch for the hit Back to Beach, which topped the charts on ra­dio and tele­vi­sion. Tidal Waves will ring in the new year with their orig­i­nal reg­gae mu­sic in­ter­twined with tra­di­tional African mu­sic in­flu­ences like Maskandi and Mbaqanga. Af­ter 12 years in the in­dus­try and five al­bums later, the band is known as South Africa’s hard­est-work­ing reg­gae out­fit be­cause of their busy tour sched­ules. Zim­bab­wean lo­cals Judge­ment Yard, who are based in Harare, will add their high­en­ergy elec­tric­ity to the stage with a mix of dance­hall and reg­gae. The group has re­leased a se­ries of mix­tapes which fea­ture col­lab­o­ra­tions and mu­sic from dance­hall artists in Zim­babwe. - Mu­sic in Africa

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