CARICOM team visits TnT as preparations for CARIFESTA XIV heighten

TnT Culture Minister Hon. Nyan Gadsby -Dolly and her team along with CARICOM Secretariat Staff tour the CARIFESTA XIV venues
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Preparations for CARIFESTA XIV are in high gear, so much so that members of the organising team from the CARICOM Secretariat went to Trinidad and Tobago to meet with the Host Country Management Committee and observe preparations for the event which is in less than three weeks!

This ultimate regional cultural festival will take place in Trinidad and Tobago 16-25 August 2019.

Speaking to the current state of preparations, Deputy Programme Manager, Culture, at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms. Riane DeHaas-Bledoeg said there was a very good team in Trinidad and Tobago. She said that the Grand Market was being set-up and that based on her observations, it was going to be impressive.

“You will indeed feel like you are walking the streets of the Caribbean,” she said.

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Locals and guests will have an opportunity to experience the Caribbean’s many cultures in one mega arts festival via 150 events throughout the twin-island state.

The public can look forward to Signal and Niche events, four Community Festivals, the Grand Market hub, Children and Youth Village, Workshops and Symposia, and the Super Concert featuring the likes of Machel Montano, Shaggy, Kassav, Calypso Rose and Ricardo Drue.

CARIFESTA XIV is a cultural melting pot that brings delegations representing the dance, music, craft, visual arts, theatre, film and food from the entire Caribbean to one venue for 10 days.

If you are interested in following the events for CARIFESTA XIV, there’s and App for that! Check it out here.

More information on the event can also be accessed at the CARIFESTA website.

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