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Toronto Lime -

Toronto Lime -Toronto's award-winning "WORLDWIDE WAKE UP SHOW" says goodbye after more than a decade on-air
This explains why I couldn't find my favourite morning show yesterday......Thursday mornings will be so empty without Worldwide. Thanks for all the great music Jester and Chief!!!

Band Launch Reminders....

Remember there are 3 Band Launches this weekend and then one online band launch on Monday. Show your support!!!
Carnival Nationz - "Sparrow.....D'Legend" - May 1, 2010 @ the Sound Academy

Black Sage (formerly Nip Davis & SCSC) - "Kopy Kat" - May 1, 2010 @ Northern Tropics

Genesis Mas - "What a Thing of Beauty" - May 1, 2010 @ G..C. Production Mas Camp
De Freitas Carnival - "Reign of Fire" - May 3, 2010 (ONLINE LAUNCH)

Mas Toronto 2010 Band Launch

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Caribana jumps from pariah to prized festival - thestar.com

Sneak Peek Alert.....TruDynasty Carnival

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Hi Readers,
Check out this sneak peek of TruDynasty's 2010 presentation "FEVER- What Makes You HOT..."

The section is called "Rays of Sunshine"....me likey!


FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=54881983217&view=all#!/group.php?gid=54881983217
Website: http://www.trudynasty.com

Callaloo 2010 Band Launch

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De Freitas Carnival Online Band Launch

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Caribana's Economic Impact

Sykotik Mas Band Launch

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Hi readers,
Toronto isn't the only city with band launch fever. Band Launch season is set to start in CALGARY this weekend. Sykotik Mas' band launch will take place this Saturday, May 1, 2010. Sykotik, while based in Calgary, actually participates in both of Alberta's Caribbean Parades: Calgary's Carifest (www.carifestcalgary.com) and Edmonton's Cariwest (www.cariwestfestival.com)


Website: http://www.sykotikmas.com FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=53588525825

Caribana has ‘tremendous’ economic impact - thestar.com

Machel for 2010 Caribana......YAY!!!

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Hey readers,
So guess who Toronto Revellers' just announed will be "on de road" with them Caribana Day!!! None other than Mr. Machel Montano himself. Check it out....http://www.torontorevellers.com
As you may already know, Machel and the HD family will also be in concert Caribana Saturday Night at Wild Water Kingdom. Nice to have them back in town for Caribana......Machel you were missed!!!

West Fete.......Brampton Carnival

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http://westfetecarnival.com/events.html
West Fete Is We FeteWest 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
West Fete

Genesis Carnival

Toronto Lime -
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.

Launch details:
• 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 P…

Scotiabank Caribana 2010 Launch / Press Conference

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Press Conference Media AlertScotiabank Caribana 2010 Launch / Press ConferenceRelease of IMPORTANT Ipsos Reid Economic Impact StudyIntroduction of MAJOR Media PartnerIntroduction of NEW sponsorsRelease of OFFICIAL schedule/programmeMinister of Tourism/Culture to speakTuesday April 27, 2010Royal Ontario MuseumMain Floor Rotunda, Bloor St Entrance, TorontoOn 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 CultureScotiabank Caribana Chairman Joe HalsteadFederal Government - TBACity of Toronto - TBAJohn W. Doig, Senior Vice-President, MarketingJoel Peters, Vice-President Tourism TorontoWilliam Thorsell CEO Royal Ontario MuseumNew major media partner

Costumed Mas Dancers (who appeared on stage…

Tribal Knights.....EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION & MEN'S SECTION LAUNCH‏

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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.

Kes & Tessanne Chin - Loving You (2010)

Tribe Toronto challenges TMBA ban

Website Alert - Carnival Nationz

Good morning Readers,
The new Carnival Nationz website is up and running. Me likey!! I espeicially like the "THEMES" section that has links to all the band's past presentations (2005-2009) . Looking forward to the launch on May 1st and the website for the 2010 presentation.

Website: http://carnivalnationz.com

Tribal Knights 2010 Bandlaunch (HOLLYWOOD: Glitz & Glamour)

Sweet Bitters!

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De Freitas Carnival

Hey readers,
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
No band launch date yet so stay tuned........

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 appea…

GUYCAN Group and Trini Massive 2010 Band Launch

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Carnival Kicks

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Hey readers,
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

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DISCO FEVER ...ain't no stopping us now

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

MUSIC BY:
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
Max 416-494-7476
Joann 647-866-7005 (East)
Tony 289-232-0366 (Mississauga)
Teresa 416-569-4784 (Mississauga)

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toronto-Revellers/37141172171
Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/torevellers
Website
http://www.torontorevellers.com

Coconut Club Band.....Annual Spring Dance

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Mas Players International Caribana 2010

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TruDynasty 2010 Band Launch

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Video Alert......Gyptian - Hold Yuh

Not happy with this video at all......but I do like the song......(sigh)

Socacize Entertainment & RnB in the City Presents...FLAUNT- Saturday May 15th

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Working hard and can't play a little hard - enough said!
Socacize encourages you to come take a wine at “FLAUNT”

F – Feel GoodL – Look good
A– Attitude: Sexy classy U – Unleash
N – Nice up yourself
T – Take pleasure in enjoying U
Saturday May15th, after Socacize Spring Bootcamp Chic Nightlounge 214 King Street West
Music by Max-B andSocacize own DOC
We giving we Socacize wine!!
Socacize FLAUNT price (Socacize guest list)
$10 before 11:30 pm
$15.00 after Ayanna 416-728-5545 | Wayne Chung 416-528-6257 info@socacize.com







Callaloo Band Launch Rescheduled

Hey Readers,

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.

Toronto-Lime

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Hey Readers, looks like Toronto-Lime is up and running today. Phew!!! I was having withdrawal symptoms. I enjoy my daily visits to Toronto-Lime..... big up to Jef! Check out the new design for the site.....I'm really liking it! WEBSITE: http://www.toronto-lime.com

Point Fortin 2010 Borough Celebrations

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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!!!

Website: http://www.pointalive.com

Palance......De Animated Tribute

Tribal Knights 2010 Band Launch Photos

Hey Readers,

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

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“SPARROW… d’Legend”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 CNzhas 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 t…

Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club 2010 Band Launch

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Fantazia International 2010 Band Launch

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XPATS 2010 Section Launch

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1st Annual Carifest Showcase....Talent Submissions and Auditions

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Moulin Rouge Sneak Peek......

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Back to Blogging

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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 ;-)