Patrons to the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII) now underway in Barbados are confident that there are opportunities for participants to earn a living in markets outside of the Caribbean.
They’re being told to grab them, but more importantly, to follow them up as well.
CBC’s Lisa Brome has more.
As CARIFESTA XIII continues in Barbados, we bring you snapshots of what’s happening.
Regional designers are being encouraged to have an online presence. Listen as Caribbean Export Development Agency’s Executive Director, Pamela Cooke-Hamilton, explains why to Nation News:
After having to be rescheduled due to Tropical storm Harvey, CARIFESTA XIII officially opened Sunday evening in Bridgetown, Barbados.
The Caribbean Region’s premier festival was declared open by Barbados Culture Minister, the Hon. Stephen Lashley at a ceremony held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Hon. Freundel Stuart, and Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, as well as Barbados Ministers of Government, officials from the CARICOM Secretariat and delegations from across the Region and observer countries were at the opening.
The proceedings began with a parade of countries showcasing their cultural traditions and wearing their country colours and costumes. The parade began at Queens Park and ended at the Kensington Oval. Before the ceremony began, each country that was represented paraded at the front of the Oval, showcasing a fusion of regional cultures, colours and ingenuity.
Country Night performances at the 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) began on Saturday.
See Guyana and Jamaica performers captivate their audiences: