Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Infectious rhythms from pan concerts
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 Material Information
Title: Infectious rhythms from pan concerts
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Earle, Claudette
Publisher: Sunday Graphic
Publication Date: 8/27/1972
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: CA00199843
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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Infectious rhythms

from pan concerts

are holding spot concerts at
various points in the city and
whenever you pass by and
hear .the beat you feel like
lumping up or shuffling your
eet to the infectious rhythm
of the music.
The masquerade bands are
flouncing through the streets
spreading merriment with
their long-ladies and cows all
decked out in the brightest,
gayest attire topped with
large fringed straw hats.
The strains of the welcom-
ing Carifesta songs by our
leading calypsonians Lord
Canary and El Cid come from
juke-boxes while the beauti-
ful folk-song arrangements
by the Emmel Singers are
aired happily over radio sta-
Foreign-based Guyanese are
all gaudily outfitted arid
sporting bushy Afros, intri-
cate head-wraps and lovely
accessories and carrying
cameras with which they hope
to capture for posterity the
moods, the colour and the
action of the novel Caribbean
Arts Festival.
The milling crowds of Guy-
anese. Latin Americans and
West Indians at the downtown
shopping centres present a
moving picture of colour in
riot, fashion in variety and-
exotica in abundance.
This is the transforming
influence of Carifesta '72 on
the staid city life of George-
town. Thousands of persons
are trekking nightly to the
Cultural Centre and the Na-
tional )Park to have a taste
of thbls heady potpourri of
folk art and culture drawn
fromla the peoples of the 22
Cafbeab~n and Latin-Ameri-I
can territories participating
in this gigantic cultural ex-
And the many Guyanese
who had not envisaged the
scope and magnitude of this
unique event hosted by such
a small nation, are now

[touched with the spirit of
Carifesta and are doing their
best to get into the act. They
are perusing programmes
trying to decide which of the
competing items they would
like to see.
This is but the beginning
of this fantastic cultural ex-
plosion if the 22-day pro-
gramane goes according to
plan. then at the end of the
exercisf~we will be tae richer
for the wealth of inter-terri-
torial culture we will have

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