Vi­sion Com­mit­tee Plans Un­der­way for CARIFESTA

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The work of the Cul­tural Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (CDF) in­cludes pro­vid­ing av­enues which nur­ture, sup­port and de­velop artis­tic ex­pres­sion within the cul­tural and cre­ative sec­tors of Saint Lu­cian so­ci­ety. Con­se­quently, CDF is in the pre­lim­i­nary stages of plan­ning for CARIFESTA XIII, a re­spon­si­bil­ity be­stowed upon the or­gan­i­sa­tion by the Min­istry of Eq­uity, So­cial Jus­tice, Em­pow­er­ment, Youth Devel­op­ment, Sports, Cul­ture and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment.

In or­der to en­sure that Saint Lu­cia’s con­tri­bu­tion to CARIFESTA 2017 high­lights the is­land’s di­verse cul­tural her­itage and rich cre­ative spirit, a Vi­sion­ing Com­mit­tee has been cre­ated to con­cep­tu­alise Saint Lu­cia’s pre­sen­ta­tion at the mul­ti­cul­tural event slated for Au­gust 2017 in Bar­ba­dos.

Ad­di­tion­ally, plan­ning has be­gun for one of our flag­ship events, the Cul­tural Icons Series; a project de­signed to pay trib­ute to the vis­ual artists, ac­tors, dancers, writ­ers, mu­si­cians and folk artists who have writ­ten about, painted, com­posed and cre­ated a large part of the Saint Lu­cian iden­tity. These ‘cul­tural icons’ in­spire the na­tion and tell our story to the world. The Cul­tural Icon Series, now into its third year, has recog­nised the in­deli­ble con­tri­bu­tion made by the Hon­ourable Charles Cadet in the area of mu­sic (2015) and the late Vir­ginia “Aunty Vir­gie” Alexan­der for her in­flu­ence in dance (2016). The Vi­sion­ing Com­mit­tee will have the added re­spon­si­bil­ity of un­der­tak­ing the se­lec­tion of the Cul­tural Icon to be hon­oured in May of this year.

The Com­mit­tee com­prises: John Robert Lee (Chair­man), Adrian Augier, Crispin d’Au­vergne, Petrus Comp­ton, Trevor King, June KingFred­er­ick, Dre­nia Fred­er­ick and Rich­mond Felix.

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