Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: President opens colourful ceremony at National Park : The curtain goes up on CARIFESTA today …
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Title: President opens colourful ceremony at National Park : The curtain goes up on CARIFESTA today …
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Osman, Raschid
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/25/1972
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: CA00199785
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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THIS afternoon, when
President Arthur Chung
declares open the Carib-
bean Festival of Creative
Arts in a colorful cere-
prony at the National
Park, he will raise the
curtain on the most re-
presentative and exciting
cultural exposition ever
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held In this part of thei
Ballet from Haiti, folk-
dancers from Cuba and Bra-
zil, the National Dance
Theatre of Jamaica, and that
i.sE~iid's focrmindable Louise
Bennett, the trendy and
internationally acclaimed
Guyanese organist Ian Hall
and Djuka dancers from
Surinam all prom se a varie-
gated panorama of regional
rhythms not to mention in-


ternational art exhibitions to duction, All Kinds of Folk,
be mounted at centres in the a Guyanese presentation that
city. will be graced by the inimi-
'From this evening Itable Louise Bennett.
the National Park will Michael Gilkes's Couvade
erupt i n t o a n' ;:',i: opens this evening too, at
carnival explosion, featuring the Theatre Guild Playhous.
variety concerts and after- Staged by the Theatre 70's,
show dancing designed to at- a relatively new group which
tract those, persons loathe to has outstripped all others in
go home after the Haiti ballet Guyana, Couvade shows
or the Kaieteur Legend. every indication of contend.
Tonight the Cultural Cen- ing formidably with *any
tre will house its first ro- other dramatic presentation


PRIME Minister Forbes
Burnham and Mrs. Burnham
were hosts at a welcome
party for the Caatifesta guests
at the ResidenCe on Vlissen-
get Road last tIight, where
the visitors had their first
real taste of a local get-to-
gether. Here the Prime Min-
ister (at left) meets some of
the Brazilians; including the
head of the Cultural Sect in
Bahal;"Bandomble." (Picture
by Winston Oudkerk).

president opens colourful ceremony

at National Park

The curtain


for the entire festival.
Last night some 112
dancers and musicians from
the Jamaica National Dance
Theatre were expected to
touch down at Timehri Inter-
national Airport to join the
hundreds of others already
in residence at the spanking
new Festival City.
The Venezuelan dancers
came in yesterday too, and
wnre just in time for a re-
ception for overseas contin-
gents hosted by Prime Minis-
ter Forbes Burnham at the
Residence on Vlissengen
Earlier in the day the
Prime Minister had paid an
unexpected visit to Festival
City. where he spent two
hours chatting with the teams
already in residence there.
For the next there: weeks,
Guyanese and hundreds of
visitors from overseas will
be afforded a once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity to view
things cultural from 36

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countries in the region, in-
cluding international pre-
sentations at Queen's College,
ballet and folkdancing at the
Ctitural Centre, drama at-
the Theatre Guild Playhouse
and St. Rose's High School
and international art ex-
hibitions at Bishops' High
School and Queen's College.
Together with being the
brainchild of Prime Minister
Burnham, Carifesta is now,
fof all those involved, a
dream come true.
After months of hectic
preparation by those direct-
ly involved and of eager
anticipation 'by those in-
terested in the viewing,
Carifesta promises to satisfy
and educate and forge a new
greater understanding among
the people who live in this
part of the world.

Mrs. VIOLA BURNHAM, wife of the Eime Minister (at
left), is pictured heln in conversation with Neuza Saad.
a member of the Brazilian Viva Bahia Group, at a reception
at The Residence last night.

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