Group Title: CARIFESTA VIII - 2003
Title: Carifesta VIII to focus on the excellence of art
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Title: Carifesta VIII to focus on the excellence of art
Series Title: CARIFESTA VIII - 2003
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Publication Date: 2003
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Spatial Coverage: Suriname -- Paramaribo
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CARIFESTA VIII I


Five regional artists have
been selected to display
their work in a special ex-
hibition in honour of the
Arts to be held at the
Presidential Palace in
Paramaribo, Suriname
during CARIFESTA VIII
scheduled for 24-30 Au-
gust 2003 in that CARI-
COM Member State.

Mr. Leroy Clarke of Trini-
dad and Tobago, Mr.
Philip Moore of Guyana,
Messrs. Soeki Irodikromo
and Richenel Liveld and
Mrs. Comelly Aloema of
Suriname, have been sin-
gled out as the cultural
icons in the areas of vis-
ual art, sculpture and pot-
tery who will be so hon-
oured. Under the aus-
pices of the President of
Suriname, H.E. Runaldo
Venetiaan, the five will
showcase their work on a
"Stage of Honour" during
CARIFESTA.

Moore, C larke a nd I rodik-
romo are among some of
the elders in the region's
community of artists. In


recognition of their out-
standing contribution to
Caribbean culture and its
development over the last
six decades approxi-
mately, CARIFESTA VIII
honours their creativity
and pays tribute to their
long tradition of excel-
lence

The Caribbean Festival of
Arts and Culture
(CARIFESTA) has been
described as a n occasion
for the arts to speak in all
its varied forms and from
diverse peoples, and is a
powerful vehicle through
which the region's crea-
tive population gets an op-
portunity to shere its simi-
larities and diversities.

In keeping with Suri-
name's goal to make this
Eighth CARIFESTA a true
celebration of the
"excellence of art", organ-
isers view this unique
gathering of artists and
cultural aficionados as a
chance to market art and
craft in all its diversity,
with an emphasis on qual-


ity.

The Festival was inaugu-
rated in 1972 in Guyana,
and although it has not
followed a pattern of fre-
quency, it still remains the
single largest regional
gathering of artists and
cultural enthusiasts.











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CARIFESTA Vill TO
FOCUS ON THE
EXCELLENCE OF ART




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