Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: CARIFESTA can lead to unity but … Language problem must be overcome
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Title: CARIFESTA can lead to unity but … Language problem must be overcome
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 9/16/1972
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: CA00199859
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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4Crifesta can lead to unity but...

Language problem

must be overcome

- SKECETARY to the St.
litts.Nevis- Anguilla Cari-
festa group, Mr. Henry
grown, yesterday Said that
Carifesta, coum, apart from
gringin the people within
the Caribbean region to-
gether, be a medium through
which people could truly ex-
plore and label a form' of
cultural renaissance.
'Speaking at a Press con-
Serence together with the
leader of his group, Mr.
Llewellyn Newton, the See-
retary of the delegation
pointed out that most of the
idanoes that he had seen were
done to set rhythms and
there were common move-
. "This throws one's. mind
back to the origin of. the
dances and tunes and whian
one considers that the back-
ground might have been the
same, one moves on to begin
to think in terms of common
spiritual values which would
be fundamental to a mean-
ingfl coming together," Mr.
;Bown said.
. He emphasised that if the
uniting of the Caribbean
people was to be meaningful,

then there was one aspect
observed' during the festival
which must be overcome. "I
recommend that the people
in the area be involved on a
much wider scale than they
are at present in languages
and include at least three
basic languages such as Eng-
lish, French and Spanish so
that on occasions like these
there would be no embarrass-
ment," he added.
Mr. Brown was of the
opinion that in order to come
together there would have
to be meetings at educational
levels, whereby thlse coun-
tries which were deficient
in expertise, especially where
languages were concerned,
would be rendered assist-

The leader- oe the group,
Mr. Newton, said Carifesta
had brought light to the pos-
sibility of the people's get-
ting together to present a
"United Front as a Carib-
bean Man."
"The exposition shows
that we can achieve this, but
there must also be a getting
together of heads of Govern-
ment to work out the pool-
ing of resources, economical-
ly, politically, spiritually and
morally," Mr. Newton com-
Mr. Brown, who said that
he was taking back to. his
homeland a treasure of ideas
to be worked upon stressed
the need for common social
ethics in the region which he
felt was necessary and which
he was sad to say did not
exist at present.
"Carifesta, which I think
should be held every two or
three years, can be the area
where catalysts can be found
to hasten the revolution and
bring about an independent
nation within the Caribbean
context," Mr. Brown adde8.

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