Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: CARIFESTA '72 next month : Artists to live in cultural commune
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Title: CARIFESTA '72 next month : Artists to live in cultural commune
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Trinidad Guardian
Publication Date: 7/28/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain
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: CA00199713
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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CARIFESTA '72 NEXT MONTH George's Cathedral (centre),
still acclaimed the world's
tallest wooden building, is
I one of the many interesting
places in Georgetown that

Artists to liv e in t a

cultural commune

SOME one thousand of
the Caribbean and Latin
America's top artists will
gather in Guyana during
Carifesta 72, the country's
festival of creative arts
which opens next month.
During the elaborate. cul-

Final programmes for the
festival, in which 30 coun-*
tries have been invited to'
participate, are now pour-.
ing in to the Carifesta secre-
tariat in Georgetown.

tural exposition, the artists Programmes have already!
will live in the 250-room been received from Antigua,
landscaped Festival City Belize, Brazil, Cuba,. Domi-
cultural commune, nica, CGenada, Jamaica,
Puerto Rico, Surinam, St.
TOP FOLKLORIST Kitts -Nevis -Anguilla, St.
Lucia and Venezuela.
The more revolutionary .Brazil will send one of its
and known artists invite largest folklore groups, Viva
include Barbadians Edward Bahia.
Brathwaite, Austin Clarke The unique Yaruba chants
H. A. Vaughn, and John and movements of the Con-
Wickham: Trinidadians Er- junto Folklorico Nacional
rol Hill, Ismith Khan and will high light Cuba's pres-
Sam Selvon; Shake Keane entation.
from St. Vincent; Rex The Jamaica Cabinet has
Nettleford, Edna Manley approved a programme
and Karl Parboosingh from which involves participation
Jamaica and Rene Pigion by 124 persons. Included
of Haiti. -
Other important artists
"ho will attend are Jamai-
can folklorist Louise Ben-
nett; Guyanese pianist. Ray
Luck; Jamaican entho-
nu'sicologist Olive Lewin
andleading Surinam poet
Robin Reveles.

will be the Jamaica Na-
tional-Dance Theatre Com-
pany, Jamaica Folk Singers,
Count Ozzie and his Mysti-
cal Revelation and Max
Romeo a pop singer.
A three-act play "Smile
Orange" and an art exhibi-
tion will also be presented.
Surinam will display
among other things paint-
ings, sculpture, ceramics,
Javanese and Amerindian
basket work, and wood-
carving of Djukas.
Their cultural presenta-
tion will include Javanese
music and dance, Hindustani
music and dance and the.
recital of Surinam prose
and poetry.
Visitors to the three-week
festival will also be encour-
aged to visit the country's
major tourist attractions
including the famous Kai-
teur Falls, Amerindian
villages located in the in-
terior and gold and diamond
digging operations.
In addition there is St.
George's Cathedral in
Georgetown, which is the
tallest wooden building in
the world, the museum, zoo
and Botanical Gardens and
tlSi bauxite plant at Mac-


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