Group Title: CARIFESTA VIII - 2003
Title: Carifesta VIII a promise for an unforgettable encounter
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Title: Carifesta VIII a promise for an unforgettable encounter
Series Title: CARIFESTA VIII - 2003
Physical Description: Archival
Publication Date: 2003
Spatial Coverage: Suriname -- Paramaribo
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Bibliographic ID: UF00099758
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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: No less than twenty-nine (29) CARIFESTA VIII will include a
Countries have committed to special trips to the natural habi-
Sparticipating in the prestigious tats of some of the indigenous
SCARIFESTA VIII festival be- peoples of the vast land of Suri-
ing hosted in Suriname from name for cultural performances J
J 24 30 August this year. and displays.

SHundreds of dancers, artists, In the spirit of Caribbean kin-
musicians, actors and cultural ship and common interest, art-
j7 exponents, representing these ists from participating countries
countries are set to entertain will paint a mural at the Suri-
J visitors during the gala event name's Institute for the Educa- 4
j7 which has been described as tion of Teachers IOL. The mu- j
1 the "Greatest Cultural Mix of ral is meant to represent a col-
3 All Time". elective sharing of experiences J
J2 that will leave a historic land- 4
4 One of the most important mark in the Dutch Republic. j
will be the Grand Market, in Suriname has vowed to give the
which all participating coun- festival its own distinctive fla-
J3 tries will have an opportunity vor. The country itself is a melt- J
to showcase their respective art ing pot of all ethnic diversities
and craft traditions. The and cultures known in the Car-
Grand Market will serve as the ibbean. Organizers assure a
centrepiece for the festival dis- therefore, that CARIFESTA Jc
playing culinary art, a postage VIII will be more than just an-
stamp exhibition, woodcarving other display of Caribbean art ,
demonstrations, a book fair, and culture. It will be a reunion
fashion shows and presenta- of the Caribbean Family and a
S tions on traditional medicine sharing of excellence. J
and their uses. Visitors will j
: also be treated to a Caribbean Expectations are that the event
j7 Film Festival on arts and craft, will be an unforgettable experi-
a floral show, and the art and ence for the Caribbean people
w design of jewellery. and for Suriname in particular.

t The events/activitives for
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