Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Cubans dance way out of CARIFESTA in style
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Title: Cubans dance way out of CARIFESTA in style
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Sunday Advocate-News
Publication Date: 9/3/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Barbados -- Bridgetown
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: CA00199630
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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Cubans Dance

Way Out of


in Style
Cuba's 66-member contin-
gent bade a stirring farewvell
to Guyana last night as they
brought to a close their week
of performances of the Ca:ib-
bean Festival of Creative Art&
T1, C:ulan ,r.jr ig. f"'
most popu; r anIWt 'b Vth -
local crowds. played6ou their
historical spectacle to another
Dac~. auditorium ,at the Na-
tUoal Cultural Centre, which
seats 140o.
They used dance and music
skilfully ,to portray CUban
history, the oppressive colonial
system, the struggle for lib-
eration, friendship, peace
and the joy of living.
They capped a fine and
icolourtul presentation with a
Ipatrotic, song "Oh Wonderful
;C~ba" singing praises to their
coutifry, flag and leader.
J*Prl e Minister Forbes
OB~rnham, Government minis.
ters and the auditorium rose
to cheer lustily as the Cubans
blew kisses.
Afterwards, the Cubans pro-
vided more music backstage
for the Prime Minister and
his wife, and with a Cuban
partnering each, took them
through several dance steps.
The performers from the
,Communist Caribbean state
were leaving tonight on a
Cubana jet aircraft.
SAS the Cubans were pre-
senting their grand finale,
with its commentary on his-
tory, the .contingent from
Dominica, in a far less colour-
ful but very dramatic pre-
sentation of the play "Speak,
Brother, Speak" highlighted
the Caribbean's social scene
and the black-white problem.
Using the media of dance,
dialogue and a realistic stage
decor, the island's La Belle
Theatre, the Siffleur Mon-
tagne Chorale and the Belaire
Dancers gave a total per-
formance of Daniel Claudei-
ron's play that delighted the
almost full Ursuine Convent

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