Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Choosing CARIFESTA Theme : Canary's winning entry
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Title: Choosing CARIFESTA Theme : Canary's winning entry
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Osman, Raschid
Publisher: Sunday Graphic
Publication Date: 4/2/1972
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: CA00199717
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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Pagli S tsMld Gmraphs &Sunday, April 2

Choosing Carifesta T1
AT brat blush. the Ca
Jm Secretariat's involve-
Sof members of te
publi in the selection a
winig n arasta theme
seemed an agreeable ploy.
It was really conmtt
democracy at wor ki b loud and clear as he sang Clearly the judges wge n
But then, was it the best his own entry. The Canary impressed by the long wrd have
thing? 0dd udge vgcallsing was unmistakable. verses, for The Mlght net
Did the 80-d u s-tion While they went further Panther's Carifesta 72a
really reflect a cross-ection than most in reflecting the second, with four fOni- Ina
of the community? aims of the cultural festival able verses and an even "B
Were they, aware o what to be hosted by Guyana in more formidable chorus. ch
should be looked for n a August and September the Here the calypso beat was Oh
theme song to be edi a singing MP's lyrics were unhurried and somehow. Cana
proP in the vast Cares- composed with a heavy more original than Canarys. wll
selling machinery? hand and set to a banal The entry that was ad- mon
However, they played It calypso melody, bringing to judged third. written by his
by ear. And, at the Govern- mind the oldie "There goes Richard Noble and sung m e
ment Technical Institute on that song again." Ivor Lynch. belong
Tuesday night, they listened another genre. Here u fr
to 15 entries recorded with -WVest Indian beat did ta fsi
vocalists and the Police override the melody, and l t
Dance Band. singer performed with ar I
And they chose Lord rcet polished tones. Sr
Canary's "Welcome to Cari-- The song emerged alo
festa," the winner. like an American pop t es other
The availability .of copies of the 1950s, and imed b,
of the lyrics to the judges ,m t :oy brought to mind Kii B
must have been a good Id.ea. Fihter's "My Dear".
But this also served to give There were a few th
an edge to the more so- ert-:s with some merit
phisticated and lengthy I No. 4 on the lis th
verses, aspects not desirable theme song for the
in the type of sog for -- ban rFsval of Art.s beo
which the Carifeata Corn- ed a ly-ric snapy and
mittee was searching.' c" es and atchy, a
The song sheets did not '- 1 m dy that was simple
bear the composer' anmes, ,. w as unhappy and ip
nether were these announ
ced by the organisers prior s this song came to
to the judging. -e One fet like standing
From a field where the and cheering.
majority of the vocalists YTe Ca-i esta Sngut
were not recognized. Lord :iNo. 6-did express the ood
Canary's voice came out of t he proposed festival, bu
the lusty exuberance
cempcsar must have Inteod
S ed was ignored by the
calist who interpreted

The Imoortance of
event which the song
to cAebrate was more
cvtured in the r
r"i g it. sing it and
LORn CANARY In aetina ai a aia

Canary's winning entry

the composer
rfeaU"d tat it mi
have been as
pot a meass t M|
Sthe jljdges h
e, sad so it is.
er the next few
ir's winaiag ea
I of an iiatlatolUt
"Alfred ever was.

ie ahead with its a
telling us what
ma is al about.
might be a good thin
at the sme thm, t
etariat sees it at to
S with Canary'sw --
entrie wbie we
sned by the
I of Judges.

THE TEXT of the winning
entry by Lord Canary which
distinguished itself through
sound lyrics and an easy-to-
,sing tune is as follows:-
Welcome to CARIFESTA
Oh what a great cultural
The whole Caribbean
territory, **
South and Central
America will be
Getting together and
taking bart
In this Festival of Creative
Where drama, concerts,
folk groups and dance
SArt and literature aiU
be I exuberance.
CABIfEfSA ma Inviting
To twenty-two days of
education frolic and fun.

CARIFESTA, it's a big-
We welcome you to
CARIFESTA '72 will be
A riot of colour and gaety.
From August the 25th
Up to the 15th Septembw.
You'll see them Djukas
from Surinam
'And them Jamaican
And from Trinidad and
You'll be thrilled with a
high-class carnival sow.
CARIFESTA '72, etc.
Antigua, Halti and
Martinique, Montsrrat
and Bahamas
Belize, Brazil, Chile,
Dominican Republic, Peru,

St. Kitts, St. Vincent and
St. Lucia
Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe
and Venezuela
'Al of these plus Nev*.
Reach Guiana, Dominic
and Grenada.
CARIFrSTA 72, et,
The dark hand risn
grasping the ms.
Dplicts t ktt rids .
sporattons of the ropial
man with talent tutoldJ
All of this CARIWSTA
will unfold,
The children parent, ti
children art rhibition
Will sure please your heart
So book our ,psa
For CARIFZSTA '"I rdbe

THE Mighty Panther (left) With him are third place win- C a r f es t a Commissioner
thanks the judges for select- ner Ivor Lynch (centre) and Frank Pilgrim.
ing his entry for second orize.

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