Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Montserrat dancers at Merriman Mall
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 Material Information
Title: Montserrat dancers at Merriman Mall
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/31/1972
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: CA00199897
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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dancers at
Merriman Mall
THE lick-a-ting dip ting of
a masquerade band disturbed
the quiet afternoon around
Merriman's Mall yesterday
and soon rings of interested
persons formed one around
the other about the skating
rink there and watched as
the dancers went through
their paces. The rhythms
were familiar but the cos-
tumes did seem strange.
For the dancers were
from Montserrat, visitors to
Carifesta who decided to
take their thing to the people
on the street.
Masqueraders in the true
sense of the word, they
wore rmsks and clown cos-
tumes with swathes of cloth
draped ankle length from
their shoulders and danced
to the very Afro-influenced
drums with which their coun-
terparts Bo their Guyanese

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