July 24, 2021

A reflection on CARIFESTA 2017

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From Barbados Today “When we observe calmly, we discover that everything has their fulfillment.” BASHO: Japanese Poet. Judy Layne-Banks, a Barbadian batik artist who lives and works in the Kentucky Elementary school system as an art educator, spent part of the 2018 Spring Break reflecting on her visit to Barbados for CARIFESTA 2017. Did she, as Basho […]

[Cayman Islands’ Frank McField poses] A playground of lessons

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By DONNA SEALY From Nation News Tradition versus progress through education, the rites of passage from a boy to a man, nature verses nurture, family conflict and the roles of each member are some of the themes explored in the play Playground. Written by Dr Frank McField, Cayman Islands’ “most accomplished playwright” and staged at […]

Barbados – CARIFESTA XIII ends

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From Caribbean News Service Ten days of regional cultural expression came to an end at Kensington Oval Sunday night with organizers saying the festival was a resounding success. The Minister of Culture in Barbados Stephen Lashley said that all the critical objectives of CARIFESTA XIII were met. In addition, he told the official closing ceremony […]

CDB introduces Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund at CARIFESTA

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Building on the recent announcement of its provision of initial capitalisation for the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently introduced the CIIF to approximately 100 cultural practitioners, policymakers and academics from across the Caribbean. The occasion was the cultural policy and […]

CARIFESTA XIII opens

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From Caribbean News Service BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 21 2017 – The 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA X111) opened here on Sunday with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General, Irwin La Rocque, saying the region’s premier arts and cultural festival is a binding a force for the region. “This year we celebrate […]

Caribbean Export brings regional designers to CARIFESTA XIII

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, August 10, 2017. At this year’s CARIFESTA XIII hosted in Barbados, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will be facilitating the participation of designers and artisans from across CARIFORUM within their Design Caribbean and Caribbean Essence export promotion platforms The assistance, in the tune of €50,000 is funded by the European Union […]

Barbados to host this year’s Caribbean Festival of Arts: CARIFESTA XIII

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From Incentive Travel UK The beautiful island of Barbados will host the 13th Edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA taking place from 17 – 27 August 2017.  This international multicultural event is a gathering of over 23 Caribbean and Latin America nations showcasing a wide array of disciplines including film; folk traditions, several […]