Title: Whither CARIFESTA?
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA00100022/00001
 Material Information
Title: Whither CARIFESTA?
Physical Description: 4 p.
Language: English
Creator: Creighton, Al
Publisher: Sunday Stabroek (online)
Publication Date: 2003
Subject: Carifesta   ( fast )
Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts
Culture   ( fast )
Arts, Caribbean   ( fast )
History   ( fast )
Group identity   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana -- Georgetown
Abstract: In a critique of 31 years of CARIFESTA, Creighton feels that the Festival has not yet fulfilled its vision to support the arts and artists and to socially unite the region. He analyzes factors that have impeded its success, such as political disunity and territorial conflicts in the Caribbean, confusion in communications, poor infrastructure in host countries, and others. However, to focus on the more fundamental problem, he paraphrases famous playwright, Derek Wolcott, who maintains that, rather than CARIFESTA's various Caribbean hosts supporting the arts and artists, they have betrayed them. Instead of being wasted, the money should be spent on the much deeper deficits in development and infrastructure in the region, which Wolcott feels underlie the lack of artistic patronage. In the end, the article's author still finds glimmers of optimism for the coming CARIFESTA in Suriname.
General Note: From Stabroek Sunday's online edition, May 11, 2003. Unavailable on newspaper web archives. For a legible version, see: <http://www.caricom.org/jsp/community_organs/whithercarifesta.jsp?menu=cob>
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA00100022
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA VIII 2003

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