Showing posts from November, 2009

2009 CHOGM Cultural Presentation

Hi Readers,

Here is the the cultural presentation produced by Brian MacFarlane for the 2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in T&T.......enjoy!!

Kes the Band......"Till the Morning"

Caribana 2010 Event Schedule

So much Caribana news in one day......woohoo!!!

The official Caribana 2010 event schedule has been released. The current schedule does not include any new events but that could change in the coming months. Nice to see that the Festival Management Committee is on top of things!!

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from June 5 - July 4, 2010; 8:00 pm - Midnight
This is an exciting annual showcase of Canada's best Calypso and Soca original music for the Caribana Festival. The series runs three nights each week (Friday Sunday) at various venues in Toronto, each night featuring a different cast of singers and 'live' bands performing Calypso in its best storytelling tradition: social and political commentary, humor and wit. Scotiabank CARIBANA™ Official Launch
Yonge/Dundas Square
Thursday July 15, 2010; Noon - 2:00 pm

This official ceremony launches the activities for the 200…

Black Sage

Hey Readers,
Here's another Caribana 2010 update.......
Nip Davis and Associates and Scarborough Caribbean SC is now Black Sage! Our new name represents our combined talents to present the best band on the road for Caribana 2010 and beyond and, as always, the best section costumes and mas.

Our presentation for 2010 is ‘Kopy Kat’ where we will give respect to all the greatest band themes that came before could say, the best of the best!

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all on the road with us next summer. As soon as we have the sections ready, we will post them for your viewing pleasure.

Remember, we are now called BLACK SAGE and we love to have you as part of our band and part of our mas family!

More to come!

Big Parang Comedy Show


Crave Mas to True Dynasty

Hey Readers,
Here is a Caribana update for 2010.......

What's Up All???

So those of you who have been keeping in touch know that we have been doing a lot of networking and traveling in order to become the best at what we do in order to give you the best of what we offer. Soooo, just to give you a couple updates.

So! To start things off, for those that don't know, we have a new name! True DYNASTY will be the name to look out for from now on. It's meaning is powerful and a DYNASTY is what we are here to create! (look it up if you don't get it) We have many things that we are already working on in order to serve you better and to give you more out of your experience.
Second, we would like to announce that we will be having a BAND in the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival. Their carnival takes place during their Memorial Day weekend which is the weekend after our Victoria weekend. The reason we are letting you know this far in advance is because we would like to extend an invitation to…

They Wanna Be Like Chynee

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Results for the 2009 International Soca Awards

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2009 International Soca Awards have been cancelled. However, the winners have been announced (see below). My question: What's with all the ties? Anyway, congrats to all the winners!!

1. Best New Female Soca Artist

2. Best New Male Soca Artist
Skinny Fabulous

3. Female Soca Vocalist of the Year
Zoelah - Wine up on me
Shyann Bailey - Sweetness

4. Male Soca Vocalist of the Year
Edwin Yearwood - Not Missing Me

5. Female Soca Performer of the Year
Faye-Ann Lyons
Destra Garcia

6. Male Soca Performer of the Year
Machel Montano

7. Soca Duo or Group of the Year
Luni Sparks & Electrify

8. Soca Song Writer of the Year
Faye-Ann Lyons - (Heavy T, Meet Super Blue, Wine Faster)

9. Best Soca Collaboration Grove
Obsessive Winners - Destra ft Alison & Saucy

10. Over All Female Soca Artist of the Year
Faye-Ann Lyons
Destra Garcia

11. Over All Male Soca Artists of the Year
Machel Montano
Skinny Fabulous

12. International Soca DJ of the year
Techno Sound - Turks &…

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8:30 am…

New Video Alert........SMILE

I loved this song from the moment I heard it. Terry Lyons and Ataklan combo is so sweet! I'm so glad they did a video....and what a pretty video it is......directed by Walt Lovelace. ENJOY and just SMILE!