Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Surinamers praise concept of CARIFESTA
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 Material Information
Title: Surinamers praise concept of CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/29/1972
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: CA00199892
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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praise concept
of Carifesta

SURINAM'S 5Y-an ember
gyp of artists to Carifesta
lthat in spite of their
Oplonial status, the Surinam-
era were "culturally inde-
endeunt" and had something
O. ahow to the rest of the
world how the various cul-
tures of a largely iimnigrant
ibciety can be blended to
Ochieve national harmony.
The neLghbouring Dutch-
upeakiag territory, internally
elf-governing but still de-
pendent on Holland for
Foreign Affafre and Defence.
wll be projecting during the
current cultural festival how
the Creoles, Hindustanis, Ja-
yanese strive to develop their
SAt a Press conference yes-
terday conducted by Mr.
Rene Jadnanansing, Presi.
dent of the Social and Cul-
tural Union of Surinam, Mr.
Robin Ravelas, Mr. Jules Chin
Afeong and Mr. Percy Wijn-
garde, Consul General of
Th Netherlands in George-
town, it was stated that Su-
rinam welcomed partIeipa-
tion in Carifesta because it
afforded the country the op-
portunity of letting some 24
other Caribbean countries
know as much as possible
about the cultural life of the
people of Surinam.
SAll four Surinamers, who
spoke at the Press confer-
ence, praised the concept be-
hind Carifesta and urged that
there be "greater cultural in.
tegration" among the scat-
tered territories of the Carib-

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