The 12th Arts Festival Of The Caribbean, Carifesta to Be Held In Haiti

Recently, on the third week of March 2015, Jean Michel Lapin, the Director General of the Haitian Ministry of Culture, accompanied by Elsa Baussan Noel, the Adviser to the President Martelly and other officials, Robert Denis of Council of Performing Arts, Geneviève Louissaint Boncy of the particular office of Head of State, have made an assessment on the needed renovation works for several public places where various activities of the upcoming 12th Arts Festival of the Caribbean, "Carifestato", would be held between August 14th and 23rd. The theme of this festival would be "Our Roots, Our Culture, Our Common Future".


The Haitian Prime Minister, in the presence of the Minister of Culture and Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries, has launched an official website for the festival named "CARIFESTA" ( which will provide information related to all cultural events of the program. During this occasion, the Prime Minister has said that this gives an opportunity to exhibit our tourism potentials and richness of our cultural diversity and at the same time it also shows our ability to organize such a major cultural festival. He has invited all cultural sections of the country to represent and bring forth their talents to make this event a success. Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries has guaranteed that the entire tourism sector is ready to welcome and accommodate some 2,000 delegates, representing participating countries in the major event. Dithny Joan Raton, the Minister of Culture has said that this is an opportunity to highlight country's tourism potential. He has also announced a range of colorful activities to make the festival attractive with many memorable moments.

The Caribbean Festival of Arts, commonly known as C.A.R.I.F.E.S.T.A, is an international, multicultural periodical event organized by the countries of the Caribbean. The main purpose of the festival is to gather artists, authors, musicians, and to exhibit the folkloric and artistic manifestations of the Caribbean and Latin American region. The festival was first started in Guyana in 1972 with the objective of providing a platform for artists to educate and discuss among themselves techniques and motivations on a scale and in a fashion that would inspire and commend itself to the Caribbean people.

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