Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Countdown to Caribbean's cultural extravaganza
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Title: Countdown to Caribbean's cultural extravaganza
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Singh, Rickey
Publisher: Sunday Graphic
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: CA00199703
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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Countdown to Caribbeans

cultural extravaganza

yi Rickey Singfve
2hIre was a tiane, not so gei aaT 4 community of Cdba's ti-
lon ago, when some who eSaped ican-slaves and lal Guen, knowe toe ura 0
itQdal nay ke up our new, A erindians, who have been anese ike our wn Mt
"ti saw Catro' able to retain their oultura a nd e Newn artor
bi asf a place of Coa- identity, and who wi1 b Group whi New WbreM
mr.s di torsvdp of fear educating and entertanini a ve been
Sterror. BM M ius for Carifesta with there of his
di et: The la which music and dances. !oems, will be here to sped
Mpfi' be, partaDcIpting in our The tiny islands of the:at he lectures ....
Sarieat has, we are told by Eastern Caribbean I am told, '"ow many ships I Ho
OWlh rgderaS a lot to tell are thinking of ,wat sort of martv ships!
St cultural presentation they "I-ro may Negroes I Ho
And Indeed it has! The can Carifesta that m .v NegroesI
4 ,rvltioeo which brought a will not reflect a preoccupa '- "What long refulgence oi
m Dw sofal (siteim has put a tion with Shakespeare. But pugar-cane I
ei on pulural fom the French-speaking "What lashes those of the
colonies of Martinique and *lave-trader .. (From
Whm we oear ot te Guadeloupe we will have, "Balad of my grandfather"),
od*s and bed q, we think among other things, the folk C. L. R. James, Wo as

S nd Hiti. Carifest arly a lecture. And so too, asong
4 : a sne of these sl andsa. "inso
m* C. JAMES.1e of a .a are Rtusothe s, will be rdon
.0 .... bd us in e plans. are ,svub e.t .RAnhlehA who is expected to
ieM-i- l nd 1 i-taitianto possible changes bewe apeak on the history of the
n-now and the fr-al lau. cal o.
S endless "e ng of Carifesta by the man A things are at present,
have kept: many of t~&wh ose brainchild t i there will be about four big
pele in tihe :Carilbean s .tPrime initer Forbes nt a week at the Nation-
r want. the outbure of a te Burnam,... present indi.^- CUiltural Centre at IYUr.
11b*tr'taimins. of Jamaica. For nations are that: bacdlands and fiWve
years 4hi0ey' have been #r Ssome 800 persons wil h of drama each week

mn atted hair ere will be about eight tio", featuring mainly the
"-- ;, ,payB from five countries in creative energies of',v.yana's
,YflSIC ANp OEMS le en om wealth C -ouy Queen's College has
-Todaylarge~ly because iof song' groups from 1:1 con- art al d craft exhi-
i-. liee politicalal development series; some 500 contem- cept f child re'
which have taken. placeporary paintings fron mos at ies e e ed to be
MR. MARlN CARTER ioul i the poheof the participating ter on display at Bis' HighJ
THE Caribbea p Festival of ra t of people stores; a book exhibition, a School.
r. being orgnlsed by Guy-ae trg d rre har: vse to aublcrT te ACCOMMODcAION
na to take plate here during ^ ^ English-speaking Cariibbean Discussing wit1 thoe or,
the months.of Augu. nd. 'The Spanish, PortugueseLand also Culba'; a photo- gaiaers, some of ihe physl
September thi a Fench, Dut:fh and English- ralbic exhrition m a.o arrangements being mad
mietopei e6 ew wa of Suia % 6 the festival, stecl.
nmiense dtion rd ere for arifesta, wll seea Ans from Gy oe nt onofthe
!ntnse education and the painting and crving,'ahia will be engaged in an National Oultural Centre and
nataehear the muile and poems o'EArt-ingActioh Prograrime ae creation of a temporary
he asta hose cultureemonstrating, on the spot, estsal city", I dcscoveret
h s epr i me r ab 1"ie hof t Diueir creative e ks in ca t there was atio
d, mbeXrdiment byi any i at of the a Dj o antg, weaving, atig, and ~ ainim n.
,Engi I pangiy pIe s in w.ndi1ans beof hGeuyana, Bazil Sof. t si tlb ural Centre, f hia h
hisr he hto b toA pAreent, W dnd mea ifo, 's_ being rion, to be held unlser the evrsy largely be-
uIturt.ldxvagaiz6, rnlov-reasingl pila~ced in propertere of "The Land and its' of an unwillngness to
ed f'niltradtional and- it e e ,ti ve.el lP1~ple", is-beig planned in onsultation and corn-
Sthemll f nationalist The Ame-- nd--ans, tp e order to give visttoz aj g,, i definitely not
rl. n .y i'mndighen us, a nd peo e of synopsis of different faee'lsoing to be completed in
rtultifying, influence of fhe hemisphere, are nw not ife in allo 30 oount is 1.stIefor Carifesta.
Europe and l orh America. .o be seen. as heather istidtu, recorded by the camera. But don't worry.
SThe ontrad~atop u savage people to be pushneq Th exhi iion is ibei The oniganisers feel that
weaken es of theorgan~nt ut of the main centres o mo united Sc t. George's wile at this time construc-
of Carifet1- the Guya 4iodeimn. civlisation. 'i ChSe.hool on is two weeks' behind
Gobiamanat will becoy olk art,' music and dancing, The series ofpubliclectulreUed e, the auditorium
apparent as the rich py l'their capacity to surviwe which will feature some ofib h acoonmodation for
pourri.. o cultures .of thunder difficult ciroum-the most outstanding ritb-home 2,200 and the stages,
people. some 30 countries tances, are for our en- bean writers, poet' and which are the maIn facilities
in tifs a ishee is stage henmrtenio-nt. artists, is being sleat for required for the shows be-
rom August 25-Septem Brazil, Mexco, Guyana, Critchlow Labour planned to take place at
15, in a territory wheremBel'e and possibly Peru, The artiiquan poet, e Ctural Centre, will be
even aW', a controversy w all endeavour, indeAinme Cesaire, will be one of ready for use. .
raes over ltnral as gently, to educate those the lecturers ', piat ing for FTestival
tlone aa.devlopment a yrticipati ing aifesar nd now we Im he il, adjacent to TUCville
But the .estival w *il bout various as ects oe in a poem on th
lllustfate the vision Amerindan culture andn a eedon, "that
ctpao'tiy o fi organits 'ieir contributions to gthev ai d too is wiJ the "tha
bring together, in. one c aity hr-e nective societies. Biad onbit of the isu tn the
adeIop natnd the A ftec: 'n the case of Beze ,o r th e sun. little
songs, .i i arat, rtihe' It'sh Honduras), we are haive h Wiled for our-
plays t novels, rt act ustomed to receive ngte a :-L
te ouibnial hiritage of th"n- ws about its territory ial without ; aint
pepWp uf the Caibe conflict with Guatemala But "wie t witane feae some tf
Pad Itwlltaiteh e e > b a eart .
-1,i~ Ltxrwyelle adposby eu#Te U.nqan pet Ctra enrwilb

DANCER Bert Rose and
three female dancers of
the Jamaica National
Dance Theatre Company
in the show "Two drums
for Babylon."

A TANTALISING study "African scenario" In one of
the Jamaica Company's popular presentations.

Housig Scheme, has also
nun into some minor pro-
blems. Some of the 100
houses, originally construct-
ed for Carifesta, have, due to
lack of co-ordination, been
allocated to house-hungry
families who are now in
But the organizers have
assured: "This is no big
ting." Since these three-bed-
room houses are prefabr'ia-
ted, the 100 houses should be

ready long before the arrival
of the overseas guests who
will be the temporary resi-
dents of "Festival City."
"In this temporary, minia-
ture 'city', will be postal and
banking services, airline of-
fices, gift shops and a night-
The intention is to make
all our guests happy. Let us
hope that not only our guests
but all of us will have cause
for happiness.

REX NETTLEFOBD, artistic director, seen here with
Yvonne DaCosta during a recital In the Scots Kirk,

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