Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Lavish ceremony to launch CARIFESTA
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 Material Information
Title: Lavish ceremony to launch CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Sunday Graphic
Publication Date: 7/30/1972
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: CA00199716
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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Lavish ceremony to

launch Carifesta

the territories participating
in the Caribbean Festival of
Creative Arts in Georgetown
will be involved in a lavish
opening ceremony billed for
the National Park on August
25 at 5.30 p.m.
For the next three weeks,
thousands of visitors and
Guyanese will be treated to
a cultural exposition the
scope of which has. never
been equalled in the region.
Each night there will- be
either an international pre-
sentation of folklore and
dance or a repeat of a pre-
vious presentation, with
three or four countries com-
bining for each show. Ad-
mission prices will range
from $5 to $1, the venue be-
ing the Queen's College and
the Cultural Centre." ,
Guyanals contribution in
this area will be a folk musi-
cal on the night of Aiugudst
25 at 8.30 p.m. called "All
Kinds of Folk.'" This will be
,performed by folk singers
and dancers, drummers, mas-
queraders and Indian musi-
cians as well as steelband
men This is to be repeated on
Thursday, August 31 at the
National Park.
Guyana will offer too. a
new choreographed version
of Philip Pilgrim's Legend, of
Kaieteur, -Here a 100-voice
choir will be accompanied
by Guyana's concert pianists
Ray Luck and Rosemary
Ramdeholl, backed by the
Guybau Invaders steelband.
Vocal solos for the legend
are to be performed by Bar-

bara Burrowes, Frank Dan.
iels and Stanley Ridley.
For the duration of t h
festival two plays will bw.
presented each night, one of
these being "Couvade" by,
Guyanese Michael Gilkei
and staged by Guyanas-
Theatre 70s, under the dire-,
tion of Clairmont- Taitt-
"Couvade." will feature Alain
Cooper, Anthony Stewart,
Rahana Karim and Carl
Art exhibitions will include
an international show run-
ning throughout the festival
at the Bishops' High School,
as well as four one-man
shows by Guyanese Aubrey
Williams, Frank Bowling,
Stanley Greaves and Philip
A child's art show is to be
staged at the St. Joseph's
High School and an interna-
tional. photographic exhibxw
tion 'at St. George's SchooL
Admission to the exhibitions
will be free of charge.
Writers from all the terri-"
tories involved will present
a panorama of poetry, a ir_
music and a two-day confei-"
ence of writers, artists and-,
musicians will be held at tbhe
University of Guyana orr
September 7 and 8 from 10.
a.m. to 5 p.m. A youth exhi-
bition is billed for Septem-
ber 1 to 3 in huts built in the
National Park. In this area"'
to be known as Youth Vil-.
lage, the Djukas of Surinanr
will show off their carving.
Activities here will also
include Guyana's Pageant of
the Peopl6.

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