It is dubbed as the premier arts festival in the Caribbean, CARIFESTA XIV got underway at the Queen’s Park Savannah last night. The theme this year is “Connect, Share, Invest”.
During the 9 day festival, patrons are treated to many of the sights, sounds, tastes and culture that the Caribbean has to offer. Over 20 countries will be visiting to put their unique talents on display.
Among the activities will be a fashion district, street parades, live concerts, trade, country and craft districts as well as a food park and green corner.
The events will also be spread across the country for convenience. Venues in Trinidad include the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Southern Academy of the Performing Arts (SAPA), Naparima Bowl, Little Carib Theatre, Queen’s Hall, Central Bank Auditorium, Big Black Box and Streets of the Caribbean, Grand Market. In Tobago events will take place at the Shaw Park Complex and Scarborough Esplanade.
In case you are wondering about cost, all the events are free to the public except the Island Beats Super Concert. However, a ticketing system will be in place.
Persons wanting to attend any show can acquire tickets three hours before the scheduled start at the particular venue.