GUYANA CHRONICLE Saturday, August 16, 2008
For CARIFESTA X...
GUYANA Rastafarian Council is fast tracking preparations for
hosting a village day at Guyana Football Club ground, on North
Road, Bourda, as its contribution to the tenth Caribbean Festi-
val of Creative Arts (CARIFESTA X).
The event is scheduled to begin at 06:00 h on Monday, August
25 and continue through 06:00 h Tuesday, August 26.
Public Relations Officer of the organisation, Ras Aaron Blackman,
made the announcement at a media conference in the Lot 63 Hunter
Street, Albouystown, office also in Georgetown, on Wednesday.
He invited all Rastafarian brethren to join in making the occasion
a huge success.
Blackman said there will be a choice presentation of art and craft,
display of agricultural products, dance, poetry, drama, dimming, sing-
ing, a documentary on Rastafarian 'livity' (Rastafarian way of life),
book exhibition, cubs comer, a holopathic centre, lectures, symposia
and a fashion show.
Chairman of the Council, Ras Simeon Sahele Selassie, called on
all Rastafarians throughout Guyana and the Caribbean to attend and
make the programme successful for the future development of the
Rastafarian community in the Caribbean as a whole.
He, too, was optimistic that the event will live up to expecta-
tions and that large contingents of Rastafarians would come from
Antigua, Barbados and other Caribbean countries, with which they
are in contact and where people have indicated preparedness and
readiness to participate.
Meanwhile, all those Rastafarian brethren interested in contrib-
uting to the Village Day in any form, are asked to notify Brother
Lando's Place, at the Hunter Street address, as soon as possible, with
a view to getting registered.
Participants should register by tomorrow, August 17 at
15:00h, the organizers said.
Members of the Rastafarian Council organising for CARIFESTA X. From left: Coordinator Ras Rashidi; Secretary Ras
Ian; Co-Chair Ras Supa lion; Executive Member Sister Audrey; Chairman Ras Simeon Sahele Selassie and PRO Ras