Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Venezuelan singers thrill QC audience
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 Material Information
Title: Venezuelan singers thrill QC audience
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/28/1972
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: CA00199850
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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Venezuelan singers

thrill QC audience
MUSIC LOVERS were programme to a packed
given a feast of Latin-Ameri- Queen's College Auditorium
can semi-classical and folk on Saturday evening.
songs when the 12-member Among the audience was
Maidigalistas De Aragua Prime Minister Forbes Bum-
Venezuela under the conduc- ham who led a standing ova-
torship of Ugo Corsetti pre- tion at the end of the 90-
sented a splendidly executed minute performance and third
act signified in no small mea-
sure the deep-felt apprecia-
tion of the auidence.
Madrigalistas De Araga
was part of Venezuela's cul-
tural contingent to Carifesta
'72 and so creditable was the
singing ,performance that it
was hard to believe that the
disciplined and talented group
was founded only three years
The women in the groups
were dressed in formal gypsy'
ensembles of maroon maxi
gowns with pink long-sleeved
frilled peasant blouses. The
men were staidly outfitted in
The singers, who gave ren-
ditions of songs from Costa
Rica. Colombia, Argentina
and Venezuela, accompanied-
themselves on guitars, nara-
cas and bongo-like short
drum, The voice ranges wer
soprano, contraltos, tenors and
bass and the singers thrflled4
the audience with the peem-
liar Latin-American must
made with their mouts.
With 0heir disciplineM
roicee and ar-istfc arrange-
iments,, Madrigahstas De Ara-
gua Venezueia wove delicate
anoods that evoked at oe~
time scenes from Rumanian
folklore and at another time
a scene from an Italian opera.
It was a great show and one
that stands out in thi 'eul-
tuaml wrpo

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