Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Guyanese set festival on Spicy Road
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 Material Information
Title: Guyanese set festival on Spicy Road
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Sunday Advocate-News
Publication Date: 8/27/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Barbados -- Bridgetown
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: CA00199849
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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Gutyanese Set Festival

c Spicy Rad4

GEORGETI'OWN, Guyana dience and tddk the honou'.
Saturday. M~iBennett-Coverley, p-
Ho t country -Guyana put disputed queen of the Carib-
its, folk. arts on the show bean folklore, moved with:the
herealast night in a spicy cur- ease of a dancer across, the
tain-raiser for he .first ever stage as she played outiwith
Caribbean festival-of creative hosts a -scripted pantomime
arts., which portrayed thellestyles
SThe Guyanese set the tern- of this nation's coastal, river-
po for the festival with ain and hinterland dwellers.
three-hour stage *presentation There were. two- .ma~or
at the main auditorium of hitches in the packed 'open-
the National Cultural Centre, tig nights program .-:
which is part completed and The country's Hspion
under. 22,500 ft. of rented Am steelband refused -& hie last
erican canvas covering. minute to take 'part- because
They called the -show "A11 the position m.athe ~traestra
kinds'o;f Folk ', a realistic pit of the modern ceitre from
presentation of uyane fro where they were t6-.provide
eiery walk of life, singing and music was out of thepeople's
dancing as they -are accustom- And ther ast'I-dian seg-
ed.And the East -nIflna seg-
'Bd meant of the, show,did ot come
Barbados is being repre- olf, with the planners blam-
fented .at the festival, in g transportation problems
-Fifteen.members of the coun-~ for the Indians' non.-ppear-
try's' Dance Theatre left Wed- I ance.
nesday for -the festival and a The incident, and the fact
s5cinl group comprising Chief that Indian representation
Justice Sir William Douaas among the near capacity au-
and Lady Douglas and Sen- dience-w a s fairly, small,
ator Dennis Hunte left Thurs- brought to mind threats over
day. The final contingent of' the past few month, by In-
20 from the Dance Theatre dian, organizations '-.aetesting
Workshop will: leave for against the Government's uni-
Georgetown on Saturday.: lateral decision ., use
I,Bu.t sparkling as the G'Wp $ 250,000 (G) in the. Indian
anese performers were, it -was Immigration Fund towards the
the sole foreign guest artiste construction, of the inuti-mil-
ti- stage, Jamaica's lovable lior-dollar Cultural Centre.
Louise Bennetf-Coverlay, who
captivated the near 1,500 au-

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