Twenty-one represent Dominica at CARIFESTA XIII

Some of the Dominican contingent at CARIFESTA

Dominica’s official delegation to CARIFESTA XIII left the island earlier last week to participate in the region’s leading cultural festival scheduled for August 17-27, 2017 in Barbados.

The twenty-one (21) member delegation headed by Ms. Jacinta David, Senior Cultural Officer of the Cultural Division includes seventeen (17) traditional dancers and musicians, two artists, Marcus Cuffy and Earl Etienne and a Kalinago artisan, Regina Joseph.

Due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the Grand Opening parade, originally set for August 18, was rescheduled to August 20. At the parade, members of the delegation wore various types of creole wear to reflect the diversity of Dominica’s costume traditions.

During the two-week festival, the dancers are down to perform bele, quadrille and other related dances at various CARIFESTA venues.

The dancers and musicians were selected from leading cultural groups including Tradibelle, Petite Savanne Cultural Group, Capuchin Cultural Group, Flamboyant Dancers and Paix Bouche Cultural Group.

Meanwhile artists Earl Etienne and Marcus Cuffy are hosting an exhibition of Dominican art while Regina Joseph is exhibiting Kalinago craft as part of a Dominican booth at the Grand Market, the main CARIFESTA site for the display and vending of crafts and the staging of musical performances.

CARIFESTA XII is being celebrated under the theme ‘Asserting Our Culture, Celebrating Ourselves”.

The delegation is expected to return to Dominica on August 28.


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