CARIFESTA 2006: A Summary Report
Introduction to CARIFESTA
CARIFESTA, or the Caribbean Festival of the Arts was first held in Guyana in 1972. Between the initial event and CARIFESTA IX, the subject of this report, there have been seven other Festivals.
The year 2006 saw the introduction of the model of a “New CARIFESTA”. It is based largely on a document entitled, Reinventing CARIFESTA: A Strategic Plan prepared by Dr. Keith Nurse, a UWI Consultant also attached to the CARICOM Regional Negotiation Machinery (CRNM), and informed primarily by input from the CARICOM Task Force on CARIFESTA.