Haiti, a nation rich in traditions, aspires to be the venue of the Caribbean Arts Festival (CARIFESTA) in 2015, the most important cultural meeting of the area, Prensa Latina, the Cuban news agency, reports.
Haitian President Michel Martelly expressed on Friday his wish to host the Festival, inaugurated 36 yeas ago in Guyana ad conceived with the objective of promoting Caribbean innovative and traditional arts.
During his address at the 33rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which wound up in Saint Lucia on Friday, the head of state asserted that receiving CARIFESTA in his country will make it possible to increase cultural relations with the rest of neighboring nations.
The Festival brings together renowned writers, artists, musicians and intellectuals, favoring intercultural dialogue and celebrating the region’s diversity.
Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago, among other countries, have previously organized the meeting, the last edition of which took place in Guyana in 2008. Suriname, its venue in 2003, will host the celebration again in 2013.
For the original report go to http://www.cubanews.ain.cu/2012/0707Haiti-aspires.htm