CARIFESTA’s Youth Talk is expected to take the regional festival “to another dimension of the arts” in Barbados.
This is according to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Ruth Blackman, who identified the youth and the cultural industries as the two significant elements to be focused on at the festival.
She made these remarks on Thursday at the media launch of Youth Talk at CARIFESTA Youth Village, at the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) office in Maxwell, Christ Church.
Mrs. Blackman stated: “When we got together and decided that Barbados was going to put in a bid to host CARIFESTA, there were two things that were very evident in the discussion. One was the Cultural Industries and the other one was the Youth. We wanted these two elements to play a significant role in whatever we were going to portray.”
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