Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Leading Yoruba dancers coming : Cuba to take big part in CARIFESTA
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Title: Leading Yoruba dancers coming : Cuba to take big part in CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 2/12/1972
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: CA00199654
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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Leading Yoruba dancers coming

Cuba to take big

part in


ONE of Cuba's leading
folk dance groups, "Con-
junte Folk Lorica. National",
which has had successful
tours of a number of coun-
tries including the Soviet
Union, is expected to send
40' performers, specialising
in Yoruba dances, for Cari-
festa in Guyana in August.
This was disclosed yester-
day by Mr. A. J. Seymour, a
member of the two-man mis-
sion .which visited the Carib-
bean Republic to discuss
plans for Cuba to send a cul-
tural team. The other mem-
ber of the team was Mr.
Frank Pilgrim.
The mission also visited
the headquarters of the
dance group where they saw
rehearsals in progress;
During the five-day stay
in Cuba, Mr. Seymour, along
with CARIFESTA Commis-
sioner Mr. Pilgrim, took the
opportunity to review the
entire range of the partici-
pation of the Cuban Republic
and expressed the need for
that country to send import-
ant paintings by the world
renowned painter, Wilfredo
Lam, "whose powerful and
tortured art has had a semi-
nal effect upon the paintings
of Guyanese Denis Williams".
Dr. Celia Labora. of the
National Council of Culture
also promised that, the na-
tional representation of Cuba
should endeavour fully to
communicate the present
national ethos of the State,
and to ensure that the Cuban
participation would be of a
.high order.
Mr. Seymour and Mr. Pil-
grim also had a meeting with
Cuban poet Nicholas Guillpn.

who is President of the Na-
tional Union of Writers and
Artists and who will be in
Guyana ior CARIFESTA.
The Mission also attended
film viewings of Havana and
a powerful example of con-
temporary Cuban film-mak-
ing entitled "Pages from lhe
Diary of Joe Marti" showing
artistically events covered
by .the Revolution over the
period 1850-1895 and illu.
strating the hardship and
struggles of the Cuban peo-
ple in their fight for Inde-


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