The Carifesta XI Logo
Designer: Henna Brunings
Explanation of the logo
- The Carifesta XI logo radiates the joy and celebration of a true feast.
- The logo depicts the head of an Amerindian, the original inhabitants of our region, and therefore is red.
- The headdress forms the letter C of ’Carifesta’ and its many colors portray the huge diversity of ethnic cultures and peoples in our society – a rainbow of colors.
- Centered in the middle is a yellow star, the sun which plays such a predominant role in the life of the Caribbean people. The star carries 15 points, acknowledging the 15 CARICOM member states.
- Representing Dance and Visual Art, is a dancing figure in the middle, designed using the art of brushstrokes.
- Illustrating Music is the local ’Apintie’ drum, symbolizing the fact that Carifesta XI is hosted by Suriname, while its dark blue, the color of UNASUR, denotes the joining of the South-American nations.
- The make-up mark on the face represents Theatre.
- The open mouth expresses the spoken word in Literature.
- The “Carifesta XI” name is also applied to serve as a necklace, indicating Arts & Crafts.
- The star’s yellow rays extend into white rays of energy, interrupting the headdress. Concomitantly, the headdress transforms into a cog suggesting the propelling movement of “Culture for development”.