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\ We, in the Caribbean, may not dare to dream to change the
world but we can dream to change our world. Our world of the
Caribbean which we can mould according to our heart's desire.
We can give ourselves an opportunity to think on our history,
not like the feckless old maid who lives merely to tell you of
better days, but as a people proud of what is past, identifying our
We must be a people prepared to achieve the excellence of
those who went before, putting a stamp on this part of the world
which will be peculiar to us. And from here we will teach and tell
people of the Caribbean and not from the capitals of the
industrialized world.............. /
Let me welcome you on behalf of the little Republic of
Guyana, on behalf of the little men of Guyana. Let me thnkL
you, those of you who have come from across the seas, for
Let me thank also the little men who have made this possible;
the little men who worked night and day and without such
sophisticated props as sedatives, who worked, hour after hour in
the sun and the dew; the carpenters, the plumbers, the masons
and those who swept the tarmac. Let me thank them, for without
them this could never have been.
Let me, too remind my comrades here, the arnsis, whether
they are painters or writers, dancers or sculptors. That whatWe---
hope they will portray actively and accurately to the world islWe1
culture of THE LITTLE MAN.
Extracts from the speech made by the Prime Ministe Hon
L.F.S. Burnham, on the occasion of the opening ofCaritesta.
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PUERTO RICO '3 OAGUILLA
DOMINICAN ST. KITTSlS ANTIGUA
REPUBLIC P, rGUADELOUPE
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Miss Lynette deWeever Dolphin, Director
of CARIFESTA, has been charged with the
Administrative aspect of the Festival from
Miss Dolphin, who is Chairman of the
National History and Arts Council, was
among the first to receive a Guyanese
national honours award Golden Arrow of
Achievement for her attainment in the arts
and service in their promotion.
Frank 0. Pilgrim Public Relations Officer
attached to the Prime Vnister has been
serving as Commissioner for CARIFESTA.
Mr. Pilgrim. Journalrt. Broadcaster and
Dramatist has worked as P.R.O. to the
British Caribbean Welfare Commission in the
United Kingdom (1959 1962). Between
1962 1966, he covered the Caribbean for
B.BC. and London Observer. He was
Vice-Chairman of Prime Minister's Advisory
Committee at Guyana Independence.
Deeply interested in drama, Mr. Pilgrim is
both a playwright and an actor.
Co-ordinating Manager of CARIFESTA, popular
businessman and sports promoter Bernard 'Bunny'
Fernandes, had overall responsibility for the
transportation and accommodation of visiting
CARIFESTA artistes and for all developmental and
other infra-structural work at Festival City and other
centres used during CARl FESTA.
Mr. Fernandes who has been in the commercial
field for a number of years, is Operational
Superintendent and Director of John Fernandes
Limited, a firm of Shipping Agents.
Thanks are due to all the members of the various Carifesta
Committees as well as to those who organized the Guides and Ushers
and the Stage Crews; special thanks must be offered to the Georgetown
Lions for organising the sale of tickets and to the Georgetown
Gardeners Club for floral decorations.
Lynette deW. Dolphin
BUSINESS.& COMMERCIAL COMMITTEE
Fred Peterkin Charrman
Authors and Artists Participating in Carifesta '72
Ubaldo Bezerra Neto
Christian H. Eersel
Doris Harper Willk
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Robin iDobril Raveles
T. Anson Sancho
Dunstan St. Omer
Ivan Van Sertima
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HIGHLIGHTS OF CARIFESTA
More than 220 artists representing thirteen
countries contributed to the International Art
Exhibition where some 500-odd paintings,
sculptures and other creations in oil, mahogany,
acrylic and water colour, and the like, were on
Running simultaneously with the
International Exhibition were a Child Art
Exhibition, a Book Exhibition and a series of
One Man Exhibitions. The Child Art Exhibition
came from children of Guyana and Grenada,
while the One Man Exhibitions were put on by
Guyana's Stanley Greaves, and Aubrey Williams
and artist/poet/sculptor Philip Moore. An
exhibition of tapestry by Kennedy Bahia of
Brazil was on show for one week. In the final
week of CARI FESTA Jamaica mounted her Art
Other highlights of CARt FESTA were:
All Kinds of Folk a musical welcome to all
A black and white photographic exhibition
entitled "The Land and its People".
Pageant of the People a number of episodes
by Guyanese schoolchildren each depicting
some feature of life in Guyana.
International Presentations by groups of
Dramatic Presentations which reflect the
new writing in the Caribbean.
Big Business Montserrat
The Maids U.S. Virgin Islands
Speak, Brother Speak Dominca
Legend of Prince Klaas Antigua
Banjo Man St. Lucia
Smile Orange Jamaica
Rose Slip Trinidad
Bar Bye Grenada
It's a Montserrat Affair Montserrat
Priscilla's Wedding Antigua.
Exhibition of Books by Writers of the
Two Organ Recitals by lan Hall Piano
Recital by Ray Luck
Conference of Artists and Writers
Panorama of Poetry, Art, Music.
Publication of Anthology of New Writing in
Compilation of CARIFESTA Cook Book
Legend of Kaieteur was staged with a choir
of 200 voices, three soloists, two pianos and
The CARIFESTA Secretariat thanks all the
many individuals, groups, ministries and
institutions who have rendered assistance in the
planning and organisation of the Caribbean
Festival of Creative Arts.
It is impossible to catalogue a ist of persons
and services rendered, but unsolicited assistance
has come from individuals in all walks of life,
and it can be truly said that there has been
willing national involvement in CARIFESTA.
Director CAR IFESTA '72
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