An Embodiment of Caribbean Integration

Caribbean Festival of Arts, commonly known as CARIFESTA, is an international multicultural event organized on a periodic basis by the countries of the Caribbean. The main purpose is to gather artists, musicians, authors, and to exhibit the folkloric and artistic manifestations of the Caribbean and Latin American region.

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1972
Guyana
2019
Trinidad and Tobago

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1979 – Cuba
Hosted outside of CARICOM
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Festival Name

CARIFESTA XV

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Host Country
Antigua and Barbuda
Dates
August 6, 2021
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August 15, 2021
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CARIFESTA XIV

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Theme
Connect. Share. Invest
Host Country
Trinidad and Tobago
Dates
August 16, 2019
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August 25, 2019
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CARIFESTA XIII

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Asserting our Culture, Celebrating Ourselves
Host Country
Barbados
Dates
August 17, 2017
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August 27, 2017
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CARIFESTA XI

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Culture for Development: Celebrating our Diversity and Promoting the Central Role of Culture in Economic, Social and Human Development
Host Country
Suriname
Dates
August 16, 2013
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August 26, 2013
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CARIFESTA X

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One Caribbean, One Purpose - Our Culture Our Life
Host Country
Guyana
Dates
August 22, 2008
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August 31, 2008
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CARIFESTA VIII

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Many Cultures: The Essence of Togetherness of Togetherness - The Spirit of the Caribbean
Host Country
Suriname
Dates
August 25, 2003
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August 30, 2003
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CARIFESTA VII

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Caribbean Arts and Culture…Reflecting, Consolidating, Moving On
Host Country
St Kitts and Nevis
Dates
August 17, 2000
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August 26, 2000
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CARIFESTA VI

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The World’s Best Cultural Mix
Host Country
Trinidad and Tobago
Dates
August 19, 1995
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Festival Name

CARIFESTA V

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carifesta 1992
Theme
Together is Strength
Host Country
Trinidad and Tobago
Dates
August 22, 1992
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August 28, 1992
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CARIFESTA IX

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carifesta 2006
Theme
Celebrating our People, Contesting the World Stage
Host Country
Trinidad and Tobago
Dates
August 10, 2006
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August 15, 2006
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CARIFESTA IV

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carifesta-1981
Theme
Living Images of the Sun
Host Country
Barbados
Dates
July 19, 1981
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August 3, 1981
Festival Name

CARIFESTA III

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carifesta 1979
Theme
A Rainbow of Peoples Under One Caribbean Sun - Cuba
Host Country
Cuba
Dates
August 27, 1979
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Festival Name

CARIFESTA II

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A Hallmark of Cultural Extravaganza
Host Country
Jamaica
Dates
July 23, 1976
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August 7, 1976
Festival Name

CARIFESTA I

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carifesta 1972
Theme
The Artist in Society with Special Reference to the Third World
Host Country
Guyana
Dates
August 25, 1972
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September 15, 1972
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