Friday, April 30, 2010
Toronto Lime -
Band Launch Reminders....
Black Sage (formerly Nip Davis & SCSC) - "Kopy Kat" - May 1, 2010 @ Northern Tropics
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sneak Peek Alert.....TruDynasty Carnival
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sykotik Mas Band Launch
Monday, April 26, 2010
Machel for 2010 Caribana......YAY!!!
West Fete.......Brampton Carnival
West Fete Is We Fete
West Fete Carnival is a celebration that honors the cultures of our West Indian people and the multicultural community we all belong to. This celebration is a reflection of an almost unbridled passion and love for our heritage and dynamic West Indian culture. In order to share our pride with our community, we have decided to showcase a taste in the form of "Carnival in Brampton". We are proud parents of six beautiful children, who also share in our cultural passion. We welcome you to participate in a festival guaranteed to tantalize you.
Come celebrate in the West End fuh 2K10!
Brian & Tish Guerin
Friday, April 23, 2010
Genesis Carnival Production (G.C Production) has flown from paradise and come to spread its beauty through the streets of Toronto. Launching their 2010 collection appropriately titled, A Thing of Beauty, creative directors Jerry and Russell Jerome have achieved their most inspirational theme yet.
Prepared for the most sophisticated release of the season, G.C Production will launch, A Thing of Beauty on, Saturday May 1st, 2010. The event will be hosted at, G.C Production mas camp located - 1603 Eglington Avenue West, south-west corner of Eglington and Oakwood.
• Kick off festivities 4pm
• 2010’s Kiddies collection Showcase 6pm
• Adult presentation, ‘A Thing of Beauty’ 8pm sharp
Creative masterminds behind, A Thing of Beauty have defined the launch as one which will, capture and absorb its audience. The evening will boast a selection of sacred tropical birds, symbolic birds of the seasons, and precious birds which can only be classified as complete paradise.
G.C Production has built its foundation on creative designs that uplift the individual and illuminates Caribbean heritage. Staying true to Genesis Carnival principles, A Thing of Beauty promises to, “Illuminate the Lakeshore with an effervescent array of life.” (Jerry and Russell Jerome)
For further information or to order your costume from the 2010 collection, ‘A Thing of Beauty’, contact a G.C Production representative:
Scotiabank Caribana 2010 Launch / Press Conference
Press Conference Media Alert
Scotiabank Caribana 2010 Launch / Press Conference
- Release of IMPORTANT Ipsos Reid Economic Impact Study
- Introduction of MAJOR Media Partner
- Introduction of NEW sponsors
- Release of OFFICIAL schedule/programme
- Minister of Tourism/Culture to speak
Tuesday April 27, 2010
Royal Ontario Museum
Main Floor Rotunda, Bloor St Entrance, Toronto
On Tuesday morning the Festival Management Committee will be holding a media launch for the 2010 Scotiabank Caribana Festival. The press conference is scheduled to last 45-minutes. There will be opportunities to interview Minister Michael Chan and Joe Halstead and our stakeholders.
Scheduled to speak:
- The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism and Culture
- Scotiabank Caribana Chairman Joe Halstead
- Federal Government - TBA
- City of Toronto - TBA
- John W. Doig, Senior Vice-President, Marketing
- Joel Peters, Vice-President Tourism Toronto
- William Thorsell CEO Royal Ontario Museum
- New major media partner
Costumed Mas Dancers (who appeared on stage at the Ontario Pavillion during the British Columbia Olympics) will be in attendance.
Live Pan Music.
For further information contact:
Stephen Weir publicist
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tribal Knights.....EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION & MEN'S SECTION LAUNCH
Dexter Seusahai's Tribal Knights summer blockbuster "HOLLYWOOD: Glitz and Glamour" is unveiling the men's costumed section for the 43rd Annual Scotiabank Caribana Festival on Friday April 23rd, 2010 inside the Mas Camp Studio located at 83 Dynamic Dr. (Markham/McNicoll) Units #11 and #12.
ALL masqueraders are encouraged to bring their friends and family for the EARLY BIRD MASQUERADER REGISTRATION SPECIAL starting at 11am and ending at 5pm.
From 5pm to 9pm join the cast of the 2010 summer blockbuster "HOLLYWOOD: Glitz and Glamour" as the men's costumed section presentation entitled Champagne on Ice is revealed for the first time.
Admission is FREE, FREE, FREE!!!
Complimentary food and drinks will be provided all day.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Website Alert - Carnival Nationz
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
De Freitas Carnival
Well according to this TorontoLime article the Defreitas crew will be presenting a band for Caribana 2010 after all. We all lived through that whole Tribe Toronto drama....(sigh).....but it seems issues were discussed/resolved and thus we now have DE FREITAS CARNIVAL presenting "REIGN OF FIRE". The associated website is www.decarnival.com (not up and running yet) and the FB group is http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=113498415339614&v=info&ref=ts
Check out the FB info below in the meantime:
Website Coming Soon...Check back Soon for Launch date!
Every summer thousands gather to celebrate Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival (CARIBANA) festivities. To no surprise 2010 is shaping up to offer the most illustrious surprise yet. As if the multitude of upcoming festival events was not enough to stir excitement, a long awaited brand will be making its first ever appearance down the Lakeshore. The brand known as DE FREITAS CARNIVAL has announced its grand entrance into the festivities for CARIBANA 2010.
Ken De Freitas & Justin Hospedales the Band Leaders of this venture and their committee promise to bring the inimitable Carnival experience from the streets of Trinidad to Toronto. They are envisioning a Carnival which redefines the possibilities and offers the unexpected. From prestigious parties, flavorful concerts and luscious costumes, this team has come to add a new spice to CARIBANA. Ken De Freitas, a long time veteran in the MAS making has definitely thought of passing on his skills to assist in developing a new generation to continue a cultural legacy that will ensure that his team brings Caribana to a higher level in the next 5 years.
His seeked participation worldwide in developing MAS with prominent bands and his originality remains one to be rivaled. There is no question as to why the Toronto people already believe that DE FREITAS CARNIVAL will be a hot commodity that will SELL OUT and leave many hopefuls on extended wait-lists for 2010. The DE FREITAS family prides itself on offering nothing less than a "total experience". Placing the masquerader as their first priority, each costume will be professionally tailored and made to custom fit the individual. It is difficult to truly comprehend all that DE FREITAS CARNIVAL will be without firsthand indulgence! Luckily, Toronto will continue to have its chance during CARIBANA 2010 under his restructrued band.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities regarding Toronto’s 2010 DE FREITAS CARNIVAL experience, contact Justin Hospedales: 416.209.0834
Sounding a bit Tribe Torontoish (hee hee) but say what its all about the costumes.....I'm looking forward to seeing the presentation.
Monday, April 19, 2010
With band launch season in full swing its time to start thinking......ACCESSORIES! If you're on the hunt for footwear look no further than Carnival Kicks. Carnival Kicks specializes in Masquerader footwear, and also provides apparel and carnival accessories. They offer everything from boots to flats, booty shorts to tights, and even Nippies.......One stop shopping!!!
Check out Carnival Kicks at http://www.carnivalkicks.com
FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carnival-Kicks/111624761951?ref=ts
Toronto Revellers 2010 Band Launch
SATURDAY MAY 8, 2010
Everest Banquet Hall, 1199 Kennedy Road (one block south of Ellesmere)
Doors open at 9pm
$20 adv./ more at the door
19+ ID required
Soca Monarchs http://www.socamonarchs.com
DJ Remedy http://www.djremedylive.com
DJ Revz http://www.facebook.com/pages/ms-DJ-REVz/8676858471
DJ 2 Touch The youngest in charge
Prizes for the best dressed Disco Diva and Funkadelic Dude
FOR TICKETS & INFO
Debbie 416-525-6630 (Scarborough)
Monique 647-882-6819 (Scarborough)
Yvette - 416-321-1274 (Scarborough
Joann 647-866-7005 (East)
Tony 289-232-0366 (Mississauga)
Teresa 416-569-4784 (Mississauga)
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Video Alert......Gyptian - Hold Yuh
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Socacize Entertainment & RnB in the City Presents...FLAUNT- Saturday May 15th
F – Feel Good
L – Look good
A – Attitude: Sexy classy
U – Unleash
N – Nice up yourself
T – Take pleasure in enjoying U
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Callaloo Band Launch Rescheduled
CALLALOO'S band launch originally scheduled for Saturday, May 15th, 2010 will now take place on Sunday, May 23, 2010 and will feature the band "KARMA" straight out of T&T. The venue remains the same: Everest Banquest and Business Convention, 1199 Kennedy Road, Scarborough.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Point Fortin 2010 Borough Celebrations
Borough Celebrations in my hometown of Point Fortin are underway. Please check out PointAlive.com for details and coverage of all the events for Borough. This year Point Fortin is celebrating 30 years. Happy Borough to all my Point people!!!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Tribal Knights 2010 Band Launch Photos
Please check out Darling Nicky's blog for photos from Tribal Knights' Band Launch last night.
Also check out her FB page for even more pics: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=160050&id=305370452220
Of the nine sections presented by Tribal Knights my favourite is "INDULGENCE". The other sections are entitled "Arabian Knights", "Champagne on Ice", "Glamour", "Glitz", "Moulin Rouge", "Paparazzi", "Rodeo Dreams", and "Showtime".
What's your favourite section?????
Carnival Nationz 2010 Band Launch
Sooooooo... is that time already!! Summer... CARIBANA is in the air and that means North America's #1 mas band is about to unleash its 2010 presentation.
This year CNz has decided to pay special attention to one of the greatest figures in Caribbean history, something that has never been done before. An entertainer who needs no introduction… the "KING OF CALYPSO"… will be honoured in true CNz fashion for all the awe inspiring music that he has provided to us over the years. Call him by whatever name you know him: "Slinger Francisco" ~ "D'Birdie" ~ "The King"... we at CNz will simply call him "SPARROW D'LEGEND".
His catalogue is enormous, his talent undisputed, his charisma and ability to mesmerize an audience is world-renowned... and in 2010 CNz will bring all those aspects to life in a presentation to celebrate one of our greatest talents, as only West Indians can... in "mas".
So if the following lyrics/lines put an instant smile on your face:
“He eat until he stomach upset… but I never eat ah white meat yet”...
“Tell yuh sister to come down quick I have something here for she”…
“de Lizard run up she leg and disappear”...
“Jane, it is four o’clock in the morning”…
“Well they playing bad, they have me feeling sad… the leader of the gang was hot like ah pepper”…
“Drunk & Disorderly always in custody, meh friends & meh family… all man fed up with me”…
“Bum bum looking healthy jamming on me purposely... darling doh do that to me… doh back back”...
"Well the girls in town feeling bad… no more Yankees in Trinidad"...
"If yuh hear how this Martiniquian bawl... Sa Sa Yeah… Bunjay"…
"Melda oh yuh making wedding plans, carrying meh name to Obeah Man"...
“Good morning Mr. Walker, I come to see your daughter”…
"All saltfish sweet!!"
...then you should be there on May 1st as CNz pays homage to the undisputed "KING OF CALYPSO"...THE MIGHTY SPARROW!!!!!!!!
Date: Saturday 1st May, 2010
Venue: Sound Academy (11 Polson St, Toronto)
DJs: D'Bandit ~ Soca Sweetness ~ Court Jester ~ Starting from Scratch ~Kold Fusion ~ PlayHouse ~ Enforcas (newly added)
Hosts: SKF & Eman
Adm: $15 adv ~ more @ the door…
Tickets: www.ticketgateway.com - please check the website for more information and for the easy purchase process…
ALL “Bed & Bath Boutique” locations:
East York Town Centre
York Gate Mall
Malvern Town Centre
Info: Marcus @ 416.565.4079;Bryce @ 416.985.8488;Dwayne @ 416.930.9650
Section Leaders: Hayden “Pumpkin” @ 416.220.497;Ross @ 416.301.7761; Al/Brant @ 416.684.5062 & 416.456.6984;Denise @ 416.820.3304
Websites: www.carnivalnationz.com ~ www.islandboyz.com ~ www.toronto-lime.com ~ www.dbandit.com
Facebook: join the carnival nationz or carnival nationz miami facebook user groups... plus bryceaguiton or islandboyz or dbandit groups
Look out for:
- CNz brand new website launch… www.carnivalnationz.com
- CNz Registration week – first week of May @ our mas camp
- KIDDIES Carnival: LIL’Nationz – launch in June
- Carnival Nationz Annual Boat Cruise - July 18th 2010
See you at the launch...
CNz Band Leaders:
Dwayne @ 416.930.9650
Marcus @ 416.565.4079
Bryce @ 416.985.8488
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Back to Blogging
Hey readers, I am back from my St. Lucian vacation.....sigh!!! I'll share pics as soon as I organize them.
In the meantime its back to blogging! By the way, do you guys like the new look for the blog? Just tryin' a ting ;-)
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