Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: 800 creative artists for festival in Guyana
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Title: 800 creative artists for festival in Guyana
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Daily Gleaner
Publication Date: 3/21/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Jamaica -- Kingston
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: CA00199692
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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800 creative artists

for festival in Guyana
The Caribbean and Latin ready making elaborate prepa-
America will be exposed for the rations to receive an influx of
first time to the greatest per- visitors particularly from Carib-
formance of the creative arts bean countries. Mr. Pilgrim said
as some 800 creative artists are that they were also expecting
expected to take part in CARIF- visitors frpm North America and
ESTA to be held in Guyana Britain.
from August 25 to September Arrangements are being made
15, according to Mr. Frank with travel organizations to
Pilgrim, of Guyana. provide transport during this
The main aim of CARIFESTA period. B.W.I.A. has been desig-
(Caribbean Festival of Creative natedl official carriers for the
Arts) is to create an awareness West' Indies and North Ameri-
of the indigenous culture of the ca regions. Cruzeiro Do Sul the
Caribbean region and a recog- Brazilian national airline will be
nition of the cultural identity responsible for visitors from
of the' West Indian Mr. Pilgrim Latin America.

A four-plan Guyanese dele-
gation arrived on Friday to
discuss with representatives
of the Government the possi-
bilities of Jamaica taking part
in this festival. The delega-
tion will visit as many terri-
tories as possible, seeking
participants and discussing the
type of participation they will
get from each territory.
The head of the delegation
Mr. Frank Pilgrim of the Guya-
niese Prime Minister's office who
is also Commissioner for CARI-
fESTA said that a concert hall
|was being erected in George-
town and' the country was al-

Jamaica's role
"We have received the assur-
ance of the Jamaican Govern-
ment", Mr. Pilgrim said, "that
Jamaica will be represented.
We are hoping for a very strong
representation, because we re-
gard Jamaica's contribution to
Caribbean arts as being very
important. We look forward for
leadership in this field because
in the phase of art Jamaica
plays a leading role."
He said that if the festival
proved successful, which he
doubted that it would not, it
would become a bi-annual one,
stagect in a different territory
each time.

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