Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Fusion of art, music, culture at CARIFESTA 1972 : the dream of a statesman coming true
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Title: Fusion of art, music, culture at CARIFESTA 1972 : the dream of a statesman coming true
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Hunter, Oliver
Publisher: Weekend Post and Sunday Argosy
Publication Date: 3/19/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
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: CA00199684
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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The Dream of a Statesman Coming 7

by Oliver 1Hunter

The cultures of nearly 200,000,000 peoples which have
evolved over some 3,000 years will erupt in all its magic and
splendour during Carifesta '72...the most historic cultural ex-
fravaganza to have graced the Caribbean and Latin American
From August 25 to September Prime Mlinister Forbes Burnhamn
35 the cream of 26 Caribbean and --- the man who six years ago had
Latin American cultural artistes the dream of, and burning desire
will transf rm Georgetown, Guy- for, this unique coming together
ana's Gaiden City into a cultural of the cultures will truly cap-
mrecca with their song, dance, lure the ethos of our peoples,
literature, drama, concerts, folk forging a deep sense of freedom
arts and sculpture. and dignity, ard moulding an
Carifesta '72 in the words of identity while it inspires, edu-


cate and entertain we and ours.
they an-i theirs from other shores
and clines across the waves.
In a sttange and unique way
all the countries taking part in
Carifesta '72 have much in com-
mon. Theirs is a history of con-
stant struggle for freedom from
colonial bondage. Theirs is a
history in which the most unique
merging of old and new wol.i
cultures took place.
It is the rich blood and rhythm
of this gctpurri of 3,000 years
of cultures that would be por.
frayed t)t the delight of endless
thousands of people who woule

travel from far and wide t,
Carifesta '72.
Like the Greeks of old 1
forward to the Olympic
so are mary millions antic
the Oarifesta treat.
At Carifesta Secretariat
at the National History ar
Council, Thomas Lands, I'
Lynette Dolphin and Comn
er Frank Pilgrim, along
their aides are working fev
tcwards the realisation 6d
fectly co-ordinated Festi
Arts. They know that mc
timing and planning is :
when ouer a thousand
artistes from 26 countries
volved. Strange language
their enchantments and
ies. All requirements fcr
Continued on Centre

This beautiful Guyonese dancer truly reflects the spirit of CARIFESTA as she goes
through an exotic dance routine during Re public Celebrations on the Corentyne.


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