Hifa’s youth Carnivalesque

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So far there has been an endless choice of entertainment for the youth, and this first-term holiday would not be complete without the Hifa 2011 “Carnivalesque” experience.

Simba Youth Zone presented with the assistance of Unicef over the week offered a range of activities, workshops and performances.

This year’s Youth Zone consultant Dikson said: “The theme is centred round the carnival vibe and the activities and performances will be a running thread through to the main carnival on tomorrow (Sunday)”.

The youth have been getting ready for the carnival by learning to dance with popular choreographers, sing, make masks, DJ, rap, act and make chairs out of cardboard. There are also pony rides available, “funky feet” soccer games, story-telling slots, and other art workshops and activities to take part in.

Tomorrow the youth then get a chance to take what they have learnt and showcase it at the carnival, which will have people from all age groups participating.

The idea behind this carnival is “a huge parade/celebration/party where everyone comes together and has a blast, dressing up, dancing and enjoying! As the youth of today we want to be pioneers of this funky celebration of life”.

The carnival will begin at 4.45pm tomorrow, for fifteen minutes through the Coca-Cola Green and Global Quarter, ending with a performance from the Convent Junior Marimba Explosion on the Carnivalesque Stage at 5pm.

Convent Junior Marimba Explosion also gave an enthralling performance on Thursday, with each individual in the group adding a distinct touch to the act.

This year’s performances have also featured Chengeto Maraire, who is the daughter of global supernova Chiwoniso Maraire, and this morning she will stage her final performance for the week.

This year’s Youth Zone has been well-attended and more people are invited to come and take part in the activities and the carnival Sunday.

“Don’t miss out as we take what we’ve learnt and created out to show off to the rest of the festival and show the oldies how to really have fun!” said Dikson.