Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Gaiety, splendour at National Park
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Title: Gaiety, splendour at National Park
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/26/1972
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: CA00199800
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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at National

PRiMlE Minister ForNbes
Buriimheiin's &reaim metermdialije
ed ystemday wblen the bast
ever Caaibbsan Fesfitval of
Orealrsve Aaftl got untlerway
in a blaie of lghits and, col-
Over 10,000 people. many
of themn Guy'aeoe who
have returned bmioe to
take fpMit In the Fegbveit re-
peateadllydheeried the Perbae
minli~ber k wo & bt. thought..
of the idea Years 8epgo.
These wase a rAuoite-cf.
cremb~ve oUtWffigt by V'm
of Winisters of the Goverj-
m ieant a. And 19, g ct i s
whose atuser~iEd ehee
cuiliue of, U4h respeett8ve
come~a~we -.d~l~

South and Cenitolt Amierimn
and the Oaitiibbean terri-
itoniee ivuitered in the breeze.
Mr. Bwmha= ini hL wlel-
camie ,d adewr unged that Ca-
wieiaba be used as a me~as
Of Tomgiking unity.
- dboidanig "he otpekinng

symbsta 8anoi) wasu rale-e
etino dbMKY Ol-e -e MoIoSMurdul
soee,_ tie Guyrnese pur-on
a mag ificet llmloa k PW'
ttbfM9,yg tlhl0 OMAoC9, b;, ;JhO
Camfibbeasi of 'the peoples-
ftrom -Eufote, Atris A"-
and to !iiiglinoim hedisna
mill ofe 'wbaiom.. have cocibri-
,btfeld In fuHll measure to 'the

~I~e ceremny elv. c~,wo eic~iud


wtifih a mamiotbi "jump. up'
on the Natmiloial Pink stage,
with ibadians and the poqpuiar Cu-
bans brimgiig 'the biggest
deeans from the huge crowd.
Thllere was gaiety and
;splendour as thimas- quemade
bands, oalithed in Califfesta
oaodnnuras fioumied and jmfed
q'heir w21ay in ihe park where
the marny decomaiiive palm
trees addlLd a bpical aitnos-
haree to the pleandi setlgfin
ab Rthe INaibdna Pank.
LaIt nigh t, .Giyana took
the stage at bte camrvoslop-
Iped ciuarl centre, a'dbout a
mile away ; faom 'the Park,
wiSh a,bugit Show called ('All
Kind of EPolk',) wille at the
'Playhouse' across the city,
the toal danma group was
presenting 'Couvade', a play
gpechaIly wrliiten fobr the
In the meast three weeks,
an estiiaated 1,300 overseas
paBrtiiapadts and 3,000 Guy-
anese perftrnmers wil tea-
ture inm 200 'shwslat 13 cen-
tires. -
Fron -the Djukas of the
Siiniam forests, to tohe Bal-
let of Port-au-Paince, to the
yti Voodloo of the Hiaittian
t-s, e Danoers of Cuba
Jamafia, Brazil and
enezuel al w be pre-
SthO e 'thousands who
have come to see..
SThere are no compnetliitons,
no cups, no ixTophlRies the
counties and their ntp cul-
ture exponens are at Cari-
lfesat 72 t"ir the sheer lovc
at at and idealtia stoina wih
I VsesfsW^


THOUSANDS of Guyane who attended yesterday's official opening ceremony of Carifesta 1972 were given an insight into t wings to expect over the naxt three weeks when
some of the visiting artistes broke into a spontaneous "jump-up" to the pulsating rhythm of steelband music at tla National Park yesterday. The scene is vividly captured in this

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