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Caribbean: Carifesta 2006

Categories: Caribbean, Latin America, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Barthélémy, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St.Kitts & Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Isl., Arts & Culture

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog looks forward to seeing what the Caribbean arts festival Carifesta 2006 has in store [1]. “I still remember the excitement of the very first Carifesta in Guyana, in 1972, when it seemed that the whole of Georgetown was taken over by musicians, poets, dancers, actors, painters, singers, artists of every sort from every corner of the region. Nothing quite like it had ever happened before; much of the work was ground-breaking and truly exciting; suddenly we all began to understand what people in other Caribbean countries were thinking and doing, and the buzz of discovery and exchange seemed like the start of a new age.”