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INTRODUCTION

CARIFESTA XI 

CARIFESTA XI - 2013 Festival Outline

The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is a roving multi-disciplinary art festival which has been held in various CARICOM countries since its establishment in 1972. It is  a regional forum where artists, performers and  other  persons in the  field of  culture meet and  exchange  ideas through presentations  of  music, dance, drama, exhibitions on art, sculpture, poetry and  symposia, among others. The CARICOM Secretariat through the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) has since been involved not only in the shaping and preservation of CARIFESTA but also in promoting a coordinated approach to cultural policy development as embodied in the CARICOM Regional Cultural Policy endorsed by the Caribbean Community in 1994.  

The early years of CARIFESTA were captured from the Newspaper clippings collection sourced from The National Library of Guyana.  The CARIFESTA collection currently covers information emanating from all the CARIFESTAs held to date.   The Collection is supplemented by contributions from the Directorate of Human and Social Development through its Culture desk which liaises with the various  Directors of Culture in the region and with the Secretariats of the Host Country.

The Collection includes consultants’ and country reports, articles extracted from  magazines, correspondence, press releases, information leaflets, presentations at  Symposia, programmes, various CARIFESTA themes; posters, photographs and  newspaper clippings.

CARIFESTA XI will be held in Suriname from 16-25 August 2013 under the theme “Culture for Development: Celebrating our Diversity and Promoting the Central Role of Culture in Economic, Social and Human Development.”

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OVERVIEW OF CARIFESTAS THEMES & LOGOS 1972 – 2013

FESTIVAL

YEAR

HOST COUNTRY

THEME

LOGO

 

CARIFESTA I

 

1972

 

GUYANA

 

The Artist in Society with Special Reference to the Third World

CARIFESTA

 

CARIFESTA II

 

1976

 

JAMAICA

 

A Hallmark of Cultural Extravaganza

CARIFESTA

 

CARIFESTA III

 

1979

 

CUBA

 

A Rainbow of Peoples Under One Caribbean Sun

CARIFESTA

 

 

 

CARIFESTA IV

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

BARBADOS

 

 

 

Living Images of the Sun

 

CARIFESTA

 

 

CARIFESTA V

 

 

1992

 

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 

 

Together is Strength

 

CARIFESTA

 

 

CARIFESTA VI

 

 

1995

 

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 

 

The World’s Best Cultural Mix

 

CARIFESTA

 

CARIFESTA VII

 

2000

 

ST.KITTS AND NEVIS

 

Caribbean Arts and Culture…Reflecting, Consolidating,
Moving On

 

CARIFESTA

 

CARIFESTA VIII

 

2003

 

SURINAME

 

Many Cultures: The Essence of Togetherness of
Togetherness - The Spirit of the Caribbean

 

CARIFESTA

 

 

CARIFESTA IX

 

 

2006

 

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 

 

Celebrating our People, Contesting the World Stage

CARIFESTA

 

 

CARIFESTA X

 

 

2008

 

 

GUYANA

 

One Caribbean, One Purpose -
Our Culture Our Life

CARIFESTA

CARIFESTA XI

2013

SURINAME

Culture for Development: Celebrating our Diversity and Promoting the Central Role of Culture in Economic, Social and Human Development

CARIFESTA