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Check out Zimbabwe's Carnival [VIDEO]

From September 1 until today, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has been hosting the Harare International Carnival.

Carnival is a concept involving street festivities which take part in many countries. Originally it was held by Roman Catholics during Lent in Roman Catholic countries, but the concept has spread the world over to include other countries outside religious circles.

Two years ago, the street party (carnival) and parade occurred in Zimbabwe on Africa Day. The route of the parade was from Africa Unity Square, proceeding along Jason Moyo Avenue, turning left at Rotten Row Road, then right into Robert Mugabe Way, then straight into Glamis Arena at the Exhibition Park.

The route this year changed slightly as marching began from Simon Muzenda Street through Jason Moyo Avenue to the Civic Centre Grounds where South African and local musicians who included Jeys Marabini, Sandra Ndebele, Andy Muridzo, Soul Jah Love, Baba naMai Charamba and Sulumani Chimbetu gave thrilling performances.

It was a sight well-worth seeing with different bands wearing different costumes, armed with drums, vuvuzelas and a variety of other musical instruments.

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