Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: B'dos Invited to CARIFESTA = Barbados Invited to CARIFESTA
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Title: B'dos Invited to CARIFESTA = Barbados Invited to CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Scott, Orlando
Publisher: Advocate-News
Publication Date: 3/21/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Barbados -- Bridgetown
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: CA00199689
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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B'dos Inv

To Carif

(By ORLANDO SCOTT) Pilgrim. Commissioner of
Barbados has been invited CARIFESTA '72, who was in
to participate in CARIFESTA the island to discuss arrange-
*72 a Caribbean Festival of ments with the. Barbados
Creative Arts, which takes authorities for the festival.
place in Georgetown, Guyana, 'He returned to Georgetown in
from A"gust 25 to September the afternoon accompanied by
15, this year. CARIFESTA's Public Rela-
This was. stated in Bridge- tions and Publicity Officer,
town yesterday by .Mr. Frank Miss Joan Cambridge.



Before the Barbados leg of
their one-week tour, the
CARIFESTA officials were in
Jamaica and Trinidad.
To date, 30 countries have
been invited to send repre-
sentatives to the festival.
Among them are all of
the Commonwealth Caribbean
countries and Mexico, Panama,
French Guiana and the U.S.
Virgin Islands.
About 800 artists, among
them writers, singers and
dancers, will take part in the
three-week festival, which is
emerging very much as it was
envisaged by the Caribbean
Writers and Artists Conven-
tion, held in Guyana in 1970.
The response from the in.
vited countries has been very
good, according to ,Miss Cam-
Giving a background to the
festival, Mr. Pilgrim said it
would be staged to make the
peoples of the Caribbean be-
come more aware of their
cultural identity. He said the
peoples of the Caribbean,
having been under colonial
domination (either by the
British, French, Spanish,
Dutch or Portuguese) had
developed ideas, culturally
speaking, based on the stand-
ards of the metropolitan coun-
tries who had dominated the
region. Because of this, Mr.
Pilgrim said, most of the
peoples of the Caribbean had
lost sight of the culture which
is distinctly Caribbean.
"Through CARIFESTA it is
hoped that the peoples of the
Caribbean would become
aware of their indigenous cul-
ture without eliminating their
European heritage,' the
CARIFESTA Commissioner
Mr. Pilgrim said Guyana
had agreed to host this, the
first ever CARIFESTA, but
pointed out the. Idea was
recommended by the Carib-
bean Writers and Artists Con-
vention which recorr.mended
that a series of festivals should
be held in different parts of
the Caribbean biannually.
tariat is hoping that the
festival would involve the
ordinary, man with creative
talents in the arts.
At the moment, it appears
as though the festival will
have .dance groups'. from
Jamaica, Haiti, Tridad,

Venezuela, Brazil and plays
from Trinidad, Guyana,
Antigua, St. Lucia and pos-
sibly Barbados.
Folk groups will be coming
from Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti,
St. Lucia and Dominica. There
will be classical guitarists,
pianists and other instru-
mentalists as well.
The invited artists will be
expected to prepare their own
programmes and pay trans-
portation costs to and from
Guyana," whilst the Guyana
Government will provide
accommodation and transpor-
tation for the various troupes
in Guyana.

* Miss Joan Cambridge (left), public relations
and publicity officer of the Caribbean Festival of
Creative Arts-CARIFESTA '72, and Mr. Frank
Pilgrim, commissioner, were in Barbados yester-
day to' discuss Barbados' participation in the
The two officials returned to Guyana yesterday

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