With 5 months to go to CARIFESTA XIV, 19 countries have confirmed their attendance at this premier festival of the arts from August 16th-25th, 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Sixteen Caribbean member and associate member states have responded to the official invitation to participate in the festival which was issued via a CARICOM SAVINGRAM on December 7, 2018.
In addition, Canada, Venezuela and Curacao have also signaled their intention to be part of the event.
A statement by the secretariat says that locals and guests alike will have the unique opportunity to experience the Caribbean’s many cultures in one mega arts festival through 150 events throughout the twin island state.
The will involve signal and niche events, four community festivals, the Grand Market hub, children and youth village, workshops and symposia, and a super concert featuring the likes of Machel Montano, Shaggy, Kassav, Calypso Rose and Ricardo Drue to name a few.
Unlike many of the internationally known festivals, CARIFESTA XIV brings delegations representing the dance, music, craft, visual arts, theatre, film and food from the entire Caribbean to one stage for 10 days in Trinidad and Tobago.
The following countries have all confirmed their attendance:
Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Dominica, St. Lucia, Belize, Guyana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname.
Associate Member States:
Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos