Title: The Conch shell in CARIFESTA
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA00100061/00001
 Material Information
Title: The Conch shell in CARIFESTA
Physical Description: 1 p. : ill.
Language: English
Creator: J.T.B.
Publisher: Jamaica Daily News
Publication Date: 1976
Subjects / Keywords: Carifesta   ( fast )
Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts
Culture   ( fast )
Arts, Caribbean   ( fast )
Conch Shell
Indigenous Culture
Ethnic arts   ( fast )
Group identity   ( fast )
Postcolonialism   ( fast )
Indigenous peoples -- Ethnic identity   ( fast )
Special event -- Planning   ( fast )
Antislavery movements -- History   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage: Jamaica
Abstract: Historical background is given regarding the use of the conch as a signaling instrument for all kinds of trade and agricultural activities. However, it is especially noteworthy as the sounding horn for the 1831 slave insurrection --- the "Christmas Rebellion" in Montego Bay --- as led by Sam Sharpe. In the "struggle for political and economic self determination," poetic justice will be served in blowing the conch anew in a Kingston square named after Sharpe, to initiate Carifesta St. James (Carifesta II). Photos show the oldest official conch shell blower of the 20th century, now 85, and the newest one, who will be presiding over the opening of the Festival.
General Note: Clipping from Friday, 23 July 1976, page VIII. The author is also the photographer but is anonymous except for initials, J.T.B. It is unclear whether he has a double last name beginning with T or a single one with B.
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: CA00100061
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 II 1976

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - Version 2.9.9 - mvs