Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Mighty Sparrow returns home

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Streets of Colour - Part 1

Hi Readers,

In anticipation of T&T Carnival 2k11 and in clelebration of Black History Month please enjoy this six (6) part series entitled "Streets of Colour" - a documentary about T&T Carnival in 1997 produced by Dalton Narine.

Here's Part 1:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Mas Band Alert - De Party Brigade

Hi Readers, I stumbled upon De Party Brigade while browsing through Facebook for 2011 Caribana info. Its seems like we have another new band for Caribana and this one has Grenadian spice!

ABOUT US:

Our group, De Party Brigade, consists of a group of men from Grenada who have the same goal in common. All of our members are active DJ’s and Promoters within the community who also have 10 years experience DJ’ing in the Caribana parade. In previous years, we have had the opportunity to work with band leaders such as Courtney Douldron and Arnold Hughes independently. Some of our members are also members of the Spice Isle Association and the organizers of J’Ouvert 2010.

De Party Brigade was formed so that our group can come together and form a band to showcase our Grenadian culture and talent in the Caribana parade and festivities. Since the beginning of Caribana in 1967, there has never been a band that represents the island of Grenada. There is a lot of beautiful Grenadian culture and the world has not had the opportunity to experience this at Caribana.

Our community has approached us and is highly anticipating and requesting that we come together and make the addition of Grenada in to the Caribana parade possible. For the past 43 years Grenadians participating in Caribana have played mas with other countries bands and we as a group would like to allow our Grenadians the chance to have their own band and culture in the Caribana parade. With your help we hope to make this possible for Caribana 2011.

Please look out for all of our exciting fund raising events coming up that will assist in making this possible.


Save the date......Carivibe 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tribal Knights Contest - Cayman Carnival Getaway



Dexter Seusahai's Tribal Knights™ wants to give YOU

an opportunity to win the Carnival getaway of a lifetime!


THE GRAND PRIZE

  • Flight and Hotel accommodations at Comfort Suites Grand Cayman May 5th to May 9th
  • Transportation from airport to hotel
  • One Tribal Knights Mas costume (front line)
  • All-Inclusive Mas Package (food, refreshments, alcohol)
  • Tickets to Swanky Thursday Foam Fete + 1 additional pre-fete, and Cool Down Boat Lime
  • Swanky Batabano Pak
  • Tribal Knights Promo Pak

HOW TO WIN

To qualify to win this Tribal Knights™ Cayman Carnival Getaway, simply send an email to nicky@tribalknights.com with the answers to the following three (3) skill testing questions.

***Use www.tribalknights.com or other internet sites as reference***

1. Name the first Mas ever played by Dexter Seusahai?

2. In what year did Dexter Seusahai build BOTH the winning King and Queen costumes for Caribana?

3. What was the name of the first theme that Tribal Knights presented in 2007?


Your entry must be received NO LATER than midnight FEBRUARY 28th, 2011.

One entry per email address.

Include FULL NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER, and MAILING ADDRESS.

Winner will be selected randomly from all qualifying submissions.

Winner to be announced in March 2011.

Your entry must be received NO LATER than midnight FEBRUARY 28th, 2011.

One entry per email address.

Include FULL NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER, and MAILING ADDRESS.

Winner will be selected randomly from all qualifying submissions.

Winner to be announced in March 2011.




Model Call for Black Sage Carnival

On Jan 27, at Glow Thursday at Twilight Resturant and Bar, Black Sage Carnival will be having its first model call. So anyone who is interested in modeling for the band during the 2011 Caribana season, should try and make it to this first call. We will only have a second model call, if we do not find enough models. We will be available from 7:00 pm to midnight on that evening.

We’re looking for a total of 14 female models and 6 to 8 male models. Models that are selected will be offered the chance to model for our photo shoot, band launch and some of our promotional events such as the Caribana Arts and Cultural event at the ROM, Official Caribana launch at Nathan Phillips Square, etc…….

If you are interested, send a message to giselle@blacksagecarnival.com or wendyjc@rogers.com if you will be attending the model call.

Models need to bring the following items:

- High heels (girls must know how to walk in heels)

- Head shot (if you have one), other wise we will be taking a picture of each individual

-Individual should be available for fitting and rehearsal during the month of March and early April.

Thanks a lot

Black Sage Carnival

Front Row for Carnival 2011

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CNz - Appreciation Fete and Caribana 2011 Theme Launch

C A R N I V A L I S...
Plenty MAS & WINING!!!

YEEEESSSS... it’s finally here T&T Carnival 2011. So for the CNz family we decided to do something special this year and have a pre T&T carnival fete for allyuh, yeah that’s right and it's absolutely FREE for ALL 2010 CNz masqueraders.

CNz T&T Carnival warm-up features some of our family of DJs and hosts and will also give us the opportunity to OFFICIALLY LAUNCH OUR 2011 THEME!!!

Doh ever say that CNz don’t appreciate its entire family or masqueraders, DJs/Hosts, volunteers and core CNz peeps.

So come next Saturday 22nd January we already set allyuh weekend plans... fete for FREE and see what we coming with in 2011...

DATE: Saturday 22nd January
VENUE: Twilight (55 Nugget Ave., just north of McCowan & Sheppard)
DJs: D’Bandit ~ PlayHouse ~ Kold Fusion ~ D’Enforcas
Host: SKF
Adm: FREE for ALL 2010 CNz masqueraders ~ $10 b4 11pm for everyone else
Info: Dwayne @ 416.930.9650 ~ Bryce @ 416.985.8588 ~ Marcus @ 416.565.4079
Check: www.carnivalnationz.com ~ www.torontolime.com

As we get prepared for the madness that is T&T carnival... come fete for FREE with CNz and set your sights on what is to come for CARIBANA 2011 from CARNIVAL NATIONZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once again many thanks to all our sponsors: FLOW93.5fm, Bedessee, Sound Academy, Printing Press, Tricia Trotter, ROCKSTAR, Torontolime, Timeless Productions, INstorage and Clearsilvergrafx

Many thanks to ALL the countless CNz peeps that slave away during the summer and fall to make CNz & CNzMiami such tremendous successes...

CNz Band Leaders
Dwayne, Bryce & Marcus

Saturday 22nd January@ TWILIGHT – is plenty MAS & WINING CNz-style!!!!!!!!!!

CNz APPRECIATION FETE & 2011 Theme Launch... FREE to ALL 2010 CNz masqueraders!!!!!!!

Black Sage Carnival Upcoming Events


Tribal Knights Cayman Carnival Contest

Blues Carnival Fusion Model Search


Blues Carnival Fusion is looking for models for the upcoming Caribana season.

If interested send an email to narissa@bluescarnivalfusion.com
or call 416-274-8456.

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