by S.de Freitas
video of Carifesta 2016
The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is a roving multi-disciplinary art festival which has been held in various CARICOM countries since its establishment in 1972. It is a regional forum where artists, performers and other persons in the field of culture meet and exchange ideas through presentations of music, dance, drama, exhibitions on art, sculpture, poetry and symposia, among others
Each year a different Island plays host to this amazing festival. For ten days, it’s over 30 nations showcases about 3,000 artistes and business owners. In 2021 the baton will be passed to the Island of Antigua with the expectation of bringing together the indigenous peoples of the Caribbeans, celebrating its undeniable rich vast culture.