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Parang Parang.....Official Start of the Toronto Parang Season

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Enjoy this classic by Daisy to get you in the mood........

Callaloo Appreciation '09

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Vendor Rivalry

Animae Caribe's 2009 Most Outstanding Caribbean Animation Award Winner.......

Dance Caribe......."SAYAMANDA"

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Carnival Nationz Theme for 2010

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I am mega-excited about this one......think of all the possiblities.....Congo Man, Jean and Dinah, Drunk and Disorderly, Melda (Obeah Wedding), The Lizard, Sexy Marajin.......



In case you hadn't heard...CNz launched our 2010 theme at the recently held "VICTORY" fete in Toronto.

So for 2010 CNz will be playing..."SPARROW... D'LEGEND"

A tribute to a living legend in soca, the "Calypso King of the World", in the form of costumes as only CNz can do it based off of the music catalogue of the Mighty Sparrow.

OUUUUU DEYYY OUUUU DEYYYOOO!!!

Pure madness in 2010 to the music of Slinger Francisco!!!!

See you in 2010... Saturday 1st May, 2010... CNz band launch!!!!

New Umi Marcano for 2010

I have a fascination with Umi Marcano......ever since I saw him live at the 2007 Soca Monarch Finals.....
His latest release is called "In Front of Meh" and there's a snazzy video to go along with it.....enjoy!

Here's his first video for comparison.....

Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone...... enjoy the long weekend. Give thanks to God for all your blessings!!!

The National Women's Show 2009

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October 23, 24 & 25, 2009 The National Women's Show offers a fantastic day out with girlfriends that you can't find anywhere else! With everything from food and wine sampling to fashion and beauty; there will be celebrity guest speakers, fashion shows, free makeovers, tips for staying healthy, entertaining ideas, travel options plus career advice and shopping at over 425 exhibitors!
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
When: Friday, October 23, 12 noon - 9pm
Saturday, October 24, 10am - 6pm Sunday, October 25, 10am - 5pm Tickets can be purchased at the door for $14 or online at a discounted price. Check the website for all the details: http://www.nationalwomenshow.com/toronto

Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle

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Unfortunately, I only discovered this service today while reading the Metro......the shuttle service ends on October 22 so maybe I can squeeze in a trip this Thanksgiving weekend!!!

TOURISM PROGRAMS VAUGHAN MILLS SHOPPING SHUTTLE

The Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle makes it easy for tourists and residents of Toronto to access Vaughan Mills - a premier shopping destination.
This 49-passenger exclusive Shopping Shuttle provides free, round-trip transportation from Union Station, Canada's historical transportation hub, to Vaughan Mills, two times per day, seven days per week.
ACCESSING THE SHOPPING SHUTTLE SERVICE:
Identification Bracelets to access the Vaughan Mills Shopping Shuttle are distributed on a day-of, first-come, first-served basis from the:

CITY TOURS · ATTRACTIONS DESK
(Inside the Great Hall, Union Station)
*The Identification Bracelet will allow travel to and from Vaughan Mills on one of two daily runs.
DAILY SCHEDULE:Pick-up/Drop-Off: Union Station, Front Street 10AM (2PM RETURN)…

Its time to vote.......

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Voting for the 2009 International Soca Awards has commenced. Soca lovers can vote for their favorites in 36 categories including Soca performer, Soca vocalist, Soca artist, Soca song, Soca band, and Soca DJ of the year.The 2009 ISA will be held at Downtown Ballpark in Providences, Turks & Caicos on October 30th, 2009. The winners of the 2009 iSA are chosen by the people, based on votes.Visit the website to vote today: http://www.socaawards.com

Tribal Knights ready for Caribana 2010

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Well Tribal Knights is wasting no time. A quick visit to their website revealed that they have already announced their theme for Caribana 2010. Tribal Knights' 2010 presentation is entitled HOLLYWOOD GLITZ AND GLAMOUR. Looking forward to seeing the designs!!!

In the meantime, Tribal Knights' Appreciation Fete will take place on Saturday, October 24th, 2009 @ Northern Tropix, 880 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough. All Tribal Knights members are free before 12 and $15 afterward for everyone!

For info call:
Dexter 416 396 3780
Candice 416 409 4298
Sean 416 550 7176

Dionne Brand is city's new poet laureate - Posted Toronto

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Dionne Brand is city's new poet laureate - Posted Toronto

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By Megan O'Toole, National Post

Dionne Brand, a renowned Toronto-based poet and novelist, has become the city's third poet laureate.


City council formally approved Ms. Brand's appointment on Wednesday, with Mayor David Miller saying he was "thrilled" to see the prolific and distinguished author serving in the role.

As poet laureate for the next three years, Ms. Brand will receive an annual honorarium of $10,000 while she serves as the city's literary ambassador, championing poetry and the arts.

Ms. Brand said it was an "honour" to be chosen.

"I have a great passion for this city," she said. "In its multiplicity it is constantly rich and surprising. ... that wild waiting at traffic lights off the end of the world, where nothing is simple, nothing. In the city there is no simple love or simple fidelity; the heart is slippery."

Ms. Brand has published nine vol…
Hi readers,

Check out this Dalton Narine film examining the works of celebrated Mas Man Peter Minshall.....



The film examines Minshall’s life and art, a tapestry woven from multiple threads that include his “masography” coursing through 26 years; his design and stage acumen (documented in the 2006 presentation “The Sacred Heart”); his Olympic Games contribution; the Carnival stage (the Mas) in Trinidad preparing him for the world stage (the Olympics); and his set pieces of political protest and entertainment provoking parallel emotions in major North American, European and Asian cities.

For more details on how to purchase the DVD check out: http://www.masmanthemovie.com