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THE PROFESSIONALS 2010 CALYPSO TENT MUSIC SERIES

THE PROFESSIONALS 2010 CALYPSO TENT MUSIC SERIES
SATURDAYS JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26 & JULY 3 - ADMISSION - $15. (adv),$20.(door)
Steelworkers Union Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.

“NEW FACES IN THE PROFESSIONALS 2010 LINEUP!”

“Rajiman” (Roger Gibbs) and “Lady Pearl” (Sheila Bereteron) and the “Calypso Crooner” have all opted out of calypso this year and the veteran, “Smokey Burke” and Soca Artiste “Nikki” (Nikeisha Toussaint) Have joined us!” announced the producers TLK, as they un-veiled the new 2010 lineup of Calypso Stars who will take centre-stage at The Professionals Calypso Tent when they open their doors on Saturday June 5th at 8.00 p.m at the Steelworkers Union Hall, 25 Cecil Street in downtown Toronto.

The Professionals Calypso Tent Music Series will be fielding a very powerful cast this year featuring several of Canada’s top Calypso stalwarts. “Jayson” (John Perez) is Canada’s Juno Award Winner for Calypso, a former 4-time Monarch and top Calypso lyricist. “Beginner” (Michael Mo…

Toronto Lime - CARN 98.7 FM begins testing its signal!

Toronto Lime - CARN 98.7 FM begins testing its signal!
After many unforeseen delays and obstacles, CARN Radio is proud to announce that it commenced the testing its 98.7 FM frequency on Monday, May 31st, 2010 at 10am EST. CARN is aimed at servicing Toronto’s vibrant Black and Caribbean population in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding environs. Tune in now to hear it!!!!

“This is a great day for our community,” says Fitzroy Gordon, President of CARN. “We wish to thank everyone for their patience and support while we sorted out a petition against CARN.”

In April 2006, the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) approved a new commercial radio license for CARN Radio subject to it having an approved airways frequency. The frequency chosen after much technical and engineering testing was 98.7 FM. There is a Canadian broadcast rule which stipulates that if any frequency license holder has a second adjacent license to an incumbent broadcaster, then approval from the incumbent lic…

2010 CARIBANA Parade of the Bands order announced

2010 CARIBANA Parade of the Bands order announced

The Toronto Mas Bands Association met earlier today to draw for the official order of appearance at the 2010 Scotiabank CARIBANA parade of the bands.

Toronto Revellers will lead off the pack followed by the other 13 Mas bands. (full order listed below).

The parade takes place on Saturday July 31st starting at 10am, from the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) and proceeds along Lakeshore Blvd till 6pm in downtown Toronto.

Here is the official order of appearance of the 2010 competing masquerade bands:
1. Toronto Revellers
2. Mas Toronto
3. Saldenah Mas-K Club
4. Tribal Knights
5. Callaloo
6. Carnival Nationz
7. Connections
8. Black Sage
9. Mas Players Int'l
10. Fantazia Int'l
11. Pleasure Players
12. Guycan
13. Tru Dynasty Carnival
14. Genesis Carnival


For more information regarding CARIBANA 2010, please visit www.caribanafestival.com
hmm.....noticeably absent is any mention of DeFreitas Carnival....
So are you happy with your band's position? …

Canadian Caribbean Festival Dates

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Hi readers,

Here's a look at upcoming Caribbean Festivals that will be taking place across Canada this summer. As previously mentioned, Montreal's Carifete has sadly been cancelled this year. I've been to Carifete and really enjoyed it so let's hope that this festival will be back for 2011. I couldn't find any up to date info about Edmonton's Cariwest and Winnipeg's Caripeg but I'll keep checking. In the past these festivals have taken place August.


So here we go, first up is Calgary's Carifest which takes place next month.


Calgary Carifest - June 5 - June 12, 2010 http://www.carifestcalgary.com


Ottawa CaribVibe: June 19, 2010 http://www.carivibe.com


Montreal Carifete - July 3, 2010 http://www.carifetemontreal.com


Vancouver Caribbean Days - July 24 & 25, 2010 http://www.caribbeandays.ca


Brampton West Fete Carnival - August 6 & 7, 2010 http://westfetecarnival.com


Hamilton Carnival - August 6, 2010 http://www.hamiltoncarnival.com


Barrie Caribfest - Augu…

Callaloo Mas Camp Pre-Opening

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Saldenah 2010 Kiddies Band Launch

Kiddies Launch this Sunday May 30th @ 1pm Inside Louis Saldenah Mas Camp 12 Cranfield Rd. Toronto
Costumes are only $20.00 Don't miss out...REGISTER EARLY!

Band Launch Reminders.....Happy Victoria Day!!!

Callaloo - "Halloween" - May 23, 2010 @ Everest Banquet Hall
Guycan Group and Trini Massive - "Sparkle Guyana Sparkle" - May 23, 2010 @ Tropical Sunset

Sykotik Mas 2010

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Barbados On the Water

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The Barbados Tourism Authority and the Consulate General of Barbados in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, are pleased to bring back one of the hottest summer festivals in Toronto – Barbados on the Water!Barbados on the Water is Canada's largest and most authentic celebration of the stunning island nation and the unique beauty of Barbadian culture. The festival will feature tasty cuisine, steel pan drumming workshops, literary events, exciting dance performances and children’s activities such as storytelling, costume making and face-painting.Coaches interested in bringing volleyball, basketball, soccer or track-and-field groups to Barbados, will find the sports seminar very informative!New this year is an Iron Chef competition, where an award-winning Barbadian chef will compete against one of Toronto’s finest celebrity chefs! Guests will also be able to enjoy rum and beer tastings in the Tropical Relaxation Zone. A hilariously engaging theatrical production will lea…

Revellers Disco Fever

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Hamilton Carnival Is Back

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AUGUST 6TH TO 9TH
HAMILTON CARNIVAL
IT'S BACK... BIGGER AND BETTER!!!

* 9 BIG BANDS FROM TORONTO"S CARIBANA
* ENTERTAINERS AND DJS FROM TRINIDAD
* TASSA
* STEELBANDS
* SAILOR BANDS
* PLUS LOTS OF LOCAL ACTS

INFO: 1-289-389-1575

What does this mean for Brampton's WEST FETE which is scheduled for the very same weekend????
Which parade would you choose to attend????

Connections......Colours in Motion....2010 Band Launch

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Band Launch Hosted By: Jean Paul Date: June 5, 2010 Time : Sat. 9:00pm - Sun. 2:00am Venue : VIVA CITY - 3820 Victoria Park Avenue North York ON M2H 3H7 (Victoria Pk & Gordon Baker) Costumes will be shown at 12.00 midnight Admission : $10.00 Mas Camp Opening
Date and Time: Sunday June 6th at 1:00pm Refreshments will be served. All welcome to join us. 1710 Midland Avenue, Unit 9 Scarborough ON (south of Ellesmere Road)
For More Info: Mervyn - 416-492-5584 / 647-295-5584 Lyn - 416-473-9964 Garvin & Leigh - 416-556-6008 Sherry & Peter - 416-287-6309 / 416-271-4863 Melanie - 647-271-4863 Mas Camp - 647-321-5584

Caribana 2010....Band themes and launch dates

Tribal Knights - "HOLLYWOOD: Glitz and Glamour" - April 10th, 2010 @ the Grand Luxe
Mas Players International/SVG Revellers/Attitude Mas - "Wonders of the World" - April 25, 2010 @ Coconuts Restaurant and Lounge

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)
Saldenah Mas K Club - "Portraits" - May 8, 2010 @ Embers Banquet Hall
Toronto Revellers - "Disco Fever......ain't no stopping us now"- May 8, 2010@ Everest Banquet Hall

Mas Toronto - "Out of many ....One Toronto" May 14, 2010 @ Pickering Recreation Complex

Fantazia International -"Fashion Runway" - May 15, 2010 @ Tropical Sunset
TruDynasty - "Fever - What Makes You…

Mas Camp Locations

Hi Readers,
We are smack dab in the middle of band launch season so its time to start making your way to the various mas camps to secure your costumes.
Here's a list of some of the mas camp locations.....I'll keep adding to the list as the info becomes available.
Black Sage http://www.blacksagecarnival.com 60 Barbados Blvd., Units 4 & 5 Scarborough, Ontario
Callaloo
http://www.callaloo.net
1920 Ellesmere Rd, Unit 2 Scarborough, Ontario

Carnival Nationz http://www.carnivalnationz.com 529 McNicoll Avenue (McNicoll & Victoria Park) Toronto, Ontario
Connections
http://www.tocarnival.com 1710 Midland Avenue, Unit 9 (south of Ellesmere Road) Scarborough, Ontario
Fantazia International http://www.fantaziainternational.net 120 Barbados Bvld, Unit 13 & 14 Scarborough, Ontario

Genesis Mas
1603 Eglinton Avenue West (at Oakwood)
Toronto, Ontario

Guycan Group
2141 Kipling Avenue, Unit #10
Etobicoke, Ontario


Mas Toronto http://www.mastoronto.com 730 Military Trial Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club Scarboroug…

Toronto Revellers Registration Info

Mas Camp Opening & RegistrationSATURDAY MAY 15th, 201012:00pm
1530 Birchmount Road, Unit 21Scarborough, ON
Phone: 416-752-7902
Website: http://www.torontorevellers.com
FB page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Toronto-Revellers/37141172171

Band Launch Reminders......

Mas Toronto - "Out of many ....One Toronto" May 14, 2010 @ Pickering Recreation Complex

Fantazia International -"Fashion Runway" - May 15, 2010 @ Tropical Sunset
TruDynasty - "Fever - What Makes You HOT" - May 15, 2010@ Embers Banquet Hall

XPATS - Section Launch - "Portraits of Autumn" - May 15, 2010 @ Meadowvale Community Centre

FLAUNT......On De Water

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SocacizeFLAUNTing its first appearance on the Water! Socacize Entertainment encourages you to start getting yourself ready to FLAUNT at Socacize Boatcruise. Sailing in style on the

Stella Borealis
Tuesday July 27
1 Queens Quay East Pier 27
Boarding time 6:00 p.m.
Dr. Jay & DOC M.C Eman

Tickets $40 | adv. $35 Includes complimentary food and one drink

Tickets available from Saturday, May 15th
Chic Nightlounge (at theFLAUNT

Socacize Caribana Bootcamp 2010

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"Playing Mas for Caribana?" For extra energy and fun company don’t hesitate to come palance & sweat atSOCACIZECaribana Bootcamp - the only Bootcamp in Canada offering 2 hrs of cardio, toning and strengthening workout with Ontario’s top DJs – Dr. Jay (Flo 93.5), DOC (Island explosion 105.5),Jaydunaway, Gdub & Sureshot. DJs invigorate you with their Soca, Zouke, Reggae and Latin current & oldies selections. It’s the ultimate dance combined with aerobics workout experience that people can’t stop talking about! Due to popular demand,SOCACIZECaribana Bootcamp is now being offered at 3 locations: Brampton- Terry Miller Recreation Centre
1295 Williams Parkway (Bramalea & Williams Pkwy)
Saturdays June 19 – July 24
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Scarborough-Continental Soriee (formally Tropical Sunset)
1957 Kennedy Road (401 & Kennedy)
Thursdays June 10 – July 22 (no class July 1st)
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Toronto **NEW LOCATION**
OIP Dance Centre 190 Richmond (Jarvis & Ri…

Terri Lyons Tribal Knights Moulin Rouge Caribana Promo

Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)

The Louis Saldenah 2010 Band Launch

The Toronto Revellers 2010 Band Launch

Carnival Nationz Registration Continues

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SPARROW D’Legend...
...Registration continues
Ok... it’s been just over a week that CNz 2010 presentation “SPARROW D’Legend” has been available for purchase by our loyalty peeps and subsequently the general public... to-date, we have sold 1,200 costumes in 1 week and sections are selling out fast!!!!!SOLD OUT:

D’Birdie Drunk & Disorderly Jean & Dinah Sa Sa YeahOn the verge of Selling Out:

BIG Bamboo The Lizard CongoMan JANEMoving steadily:

Saltfish Royal Jail (SEXY) Marajhin MELDA (Obeah Wedding)CNz Registration Info/Notes:
The mas camp is open daily from 6pm-9pm (529 McNicoll Ave., just west of Victoria Park). To avoid disappointment and ensure that you are part of North America’s number 1 mas band, please come in and check us out. We also have online registration which has been moving along quite impressively sin…