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NIFCA a career booster


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THE National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) is a launching pad to bigger stages.

This assessment came from the chief cultural officer at the National Cultural Foundation, Andrea Wells, during the official launch of the 2015 Massy Creators’ Prize held the Massy Barbados Limited’s corporate office in Warrens recently.

Wells said the festival, facilitated the transition of amateur artistes into more disciplined, knowledgeable performers.

“. . . By getting the critique of the judges, by getting the feedback of the audiences, this helps them to make a decision that ‘yes, this is for me or maybe no, this is not for me’.

“A lot of the talent that comes through NIFCA, try their hands with Crop Over – a much bigger, more popular stage,” she said, adding that artistes also go on to regional shows such as the Martinique Song Contest and CARIFESTA, which will be hosted in Barbados in 2017.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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