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Carifesta gets going


Carifesta gets going

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THE SOUNDS OF drumming echoed through the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, yesterday.

The drumming, along with dancing, was part of the ceremony signalling the start of the CARIFESTA XIII Symposium that focuses on the literary arts.

Immediately after the processional that began at the main administration building and ended at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, participants gathered to celebrate the work of Barbadian poet, scholar and dramatist Kamau Brathwaite and the launch of his latest work, Liviticus.

It was a bittersweet moment for his wife of 19 years, Beverley, who was happy with the recognition being accorded her husband but was sad that Brathwaite could not be there due to his health. (WILLCOMM)