Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: CARIFESTA '72 invitees now 29
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 Material Information
Title: CARIFESTA '72 invitees now 29
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Weekend Post and Sunday Argosy
Publication Date: 3/26/1972
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: CA00199694
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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Carifesta '72 invitees

now 29
As a result of representatio.,s
made to the Secretariat of :1
Caribbean Festival of Creatir'e
Arts (CARIFESTA '72), the Gov-
ernment of Guyana has extenl
-d official invitations to the Gov-
brnments of the Republic of Mei
ico, the Republic of Pahama, the
US Virgin Islands: and thi!
Netherlands Antilles.
This brings the total number
of coutmries invited to the th.r -
week Festival in Georgetown, to
The inaousion, of Mexico among
the participating countries would
bring one of the leading Amerik-
tiW aii.ribed, nations into CAR.
The Republic of Panama, wit'i
it large population of West Ir-
bians and* Otyanese immigrant'
ind'-lieii desicei ants, will al.3,
bring an interesting dimensi ,n

to CARIFESTA, as there ac
many surprising cultural surviv-
als of former times in the West
Indies customs and tradition:
which are no longer seen in the-
islands themselves.
The Netherllands Antil12s
(A'ruba, Curacao and Senaire) also
Iive la-,ge immigrant communi-
ties from the. Commonwealti
Caribbean, who have expressed a
strong desire to be involved in
In recent years there has
been a great upsurge of cultural
activities in the US Virgin Islands
who. have themselves been hos'.s
to small ~tt-. highly successful
Caribbean Festivals and Pairs, it
some of which Guyana and Gu--
anedse have played prominent
It is now estimated that the:
will be approximately 800 pit
ticiparts from overseas attenr
ing CARIFESTA and another
400 from Guvana itself.

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