Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: CARIFESTA '72 : Guyana's Children will Steal the Show
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 Material Information
Title: CARIFESTA '72 : Guyana's Children will Steal the Show
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Evening Post
Publication Date: 4/19/1972
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: CA00199746
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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EVENING POST, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1972. In addition there be a
programme of Art in Action
in which the youth will be en-
CARI ESTA gaged in drt, craft and drama
in a number of buts built at
2 the National Park.
Hundreds of vlsitino artistes
A17 2 from many lands wtll ',add
'2 O colour to the Youth Exposi-
Guyanas Children will teal the Show tion when they do floor-shows
a- t the Youth Corifesto Pop.
Sone i00`,00 people are knockers defied the elements There will be dancing every
expected to watch Guyana's to get the gold anid diamonds evening with youth bands
youths transform the Na- leaving strange lore and leg- providing the music.
tionol .ark into one grand ends of Bush ioDiDio; Adopi of
theattrie of cAltmrai corriivkit Massokurmon -and -Knck A very important aspect of
when they stage Q three-ay Mon. How odr forebears came Guanese youth partidipation
exposition during Carifesta. packed in the sweating holds in CGorifesto will be in the
to be held frornmAugust 25 to of ships 'from rnmay 'lands Child Art Exhibition. Already
September 15. bringing witth them Ioughter some 500 child art works have
Betwix. the thousand and and obeah and drums that been received at the National
one shows booked .for Cor- spoke many strange things and History and Arts Council from
festa in which 31 countries sitars and tassahs-ond Phag- hilren fro as for as the
will. be partcipeti-. there wh and Eid. Ruppununi, the North West and
will emerge in. scritililatinng., Corentyne. These paintingss
wilendour the "Paat of t EIGHT EPISODES !will be exhibited at the Youth
People" featuring hundreds of This Pgent of the people Week Art Exhibition and the
PGueopre fhild rtiststairned will Ibe made up of eight .epi- best of them will be exhibited
by Robert Naro, y hful sodes which capture the entire during Carifesta.
dy Robert rd orogr yor and life of the Guyanese peoplOe. Carifesta's Convenor for
dancerK^omI d o e *Art Ron Savory has expressed
Mrs. Doris Harr W1ls famed In a sense these youths will high praise for the eressedvolution-
musician dancr ad choreo- e plying the leading role rasect of the chrld point-
9 Frypasoect of the child paint-
grapher. in projecting Guyonese cul- inq "They reflecf the Guy-
No OI oft ., strange ture during the Festivdl of nese environment" he sold.
rhythms and to I ks y things relative Arts. And maybe this oThe ort works take the form
from other lands wM ever be is good sign, for the success f collage, string techniques
able to outdo these youths. In that comes from Corifesta -the n rmal water and oil
wide-eyed innocence th ey will -ill be their success since in bechniaues. AmorrT the themes
pdrtra the comnlr of o.ur the neir future they will be ,, the Notional Self-Help
six peoples; H.ow th'ey ca the people dictatna the des- ocd rolect. cutting cone,
over mountain and" ovnna h tiny of the land. The aim of -hoawc'h Jordanites, Bcoo,
in the distant past to reach Carifesta is to create on n, .
the cos tland via the raging awareness of what we truly rer Anoncy, Kaleteur etc.
rapids and fals, how the ork- are as people of the wider Here again we see he youth
...Ci.bean. Out of this work in the Corifesta perspec-
Coribbene. Out of tmhis ive. For in the Prime Minms-
awareness w111 em erge o n ter's original vision of Cari-
identity and a new er for our fesota-he spoke of .the need for
peopes. Our youths Will beart motivated by our-envlron-
helping to create this identity. m e
Apart from the pageant there I i- ... .,
Sbe o r p outh This Is what our youths
rogrambe oth pcialtes our have done Whether it's done
programmes of activities dur through art, pageant or else
ing the three-day Yoth Ex- rough art, youpagea will oe p-,else
position at the National Park. yan o ths wi por
A41 'of the programmes will be trying all the beaty- ..dh
equally exciting. There will be magic of their land the
a maorch-past of school chil- beauty and rmag ic of the
dren to the music of school people. Carifesta is about thel
Stands. Thousands of voices people their history, their
will soothe. the heavens as 'ove their aspirations Carl-
our children sing peculiar festo is-the greatest cultural
Guyanese songs for Guyanese wonder of our time.
Ind the thousands of overseas,: __OH)
visitors that will be in the
country for Carifesta.

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Children representing every ethnic group do the "Uncle Joe" dance at Bartica ...... a
dance thot reflects, the people.

"Wato Washa Ribah" dance portrays the "Land of Many Waters" and its culture.

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A random collection from among the 500 Child Art paintings sent in for Carifesta.

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