Fever pitch excitement as CARIFESTA XIV opens Friday in Trinidad and Tobago

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Excitement in Trinidad and Tobago is mounting in anticipation of the Caribbean Community’s biggest Regional Cultural Festival which opens this weekend.

CARIFESTA XIV will open at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Friday 16 August at 6 pm. It will be a grand affair with representatives from all the CARICOM Member States as well as other countries converging at one venue for the beginning of a Festival that showcases various genres of the Community’s culture.

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Preparations for the Festival are in high gear with Members of the Host Country Management Team as well as staff from the CARICOM Secretariat on the ground at the venues putting the finishing touches to set up the Grand Market as well as the stage for the opening ceremony at the Queens Park Savannah.

For this year’s staging of CARIFESTA, the public can look forward to Signal and Niche events, four Community Festivals, the Grand Market hub where they can walk the streets of the Caribbean, the 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 want to keep abreast of the events and activities during 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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