Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: CARIFESTA '72 : Meeting of the arts
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 Material Information
Title: CARIFESTA '72 : Meeting of the arts
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Roach, Eric
Publisher: Trinidad Guardian
Publication Date: 3/8/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199670
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Meeting of the arts

pEOPLE of the Caribbean, -
eminent in the field of "
the arts, are being invited 1 ) L

to Guyana as guests of the
Government of that country
for the Caribbean Festival
of Creative Arts
(CARIF.ESTA), which runs
frc-n August 25 to Septem-
ber 15 this year.
The invitations, 'issued by
Lynette Dolphin, director of
CARIFESTA,' offer to cover
return air passage to Guy-
ana, accommodation at the
Festival and facility of
transportation to and from
the events on the CARIF-
ESTA programme).
CARIFESTA '72 has been
in the making since it was
recommended by the Carib-
bean Writers and, Artists
Convention of 1970.
The idea has been kept
alive by Guyana's Prime
Minister, Mr. Forbes Burn-
ham, who has always hoped
that his country would be

the venue of a Caribbean
Arts Festival.
He hoped the Festival
would feature Guyanese and
Caribbean artists who work
in poetry, painting and
sculpture, p r o j e c t our
dreams and our visions, and
help to foster a Caribbean
It was envisaged that the
Festival, now in its forma-
tive stage, will be the mneet-
ing point for some 600 -
1,000 a r twists, musicians,
dancers, dramatists, and
writers from 25 English,
Dutch, French and Portu-
guese and Spanish speaking
nations of the Caribbean
and South America.
Full details of the three-
week programme are not
yet available. The Guyan-
ese Government has created
a special Carifesta secre-
tariat staff by "people who
have themselves been long
close to the creative arts."
They are, at the present
time, completing festival
plans in consultation with
representative of cultural or-

ganisations in the 25 other
However, it has already
been determined that the
.main venue of the festival
events, which will include
art, sculpture and photo-
graphy, will be the 2,000
s e a t auditorium of the
National Cultural Centre,
now being built in a subur-
ban park.
It is expected that Trini-
dad and Tobago will partici-
pate fully in the Festival in
spite of the celebrations be-
ing planned here for the
tenth year of our Indepen-
dence on August 31.
The Guyanese Festival
Committee has already con-
tacted, our leading writers,
artists, dance and drama
groups seeking their partic.
nation in the Festival.
An advance notice prom-
ises that Carifesta '72 will)
be "the heartbeat of the
Caribbean." It adds:
"As the Carifta secretariat
works steadily to shape the
festival, the planners are
bearing in mind the recom-
mendation of the 1970 Con-
vention that such a festival
must be inspirational and
educational and should l-
late to the people." -

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