Saturday, April 30, 2011
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Friday, April 22, 2011
The New Callaloo Mas Band, Stronger and Hotter Than Ever!
Get ready Toronto, Callaloo Mas is back and stronger than ever! With a new look and fresh concept, the New Callaloo Mas Band will be sizzling. Knowing when to step back and revitalize your vision has always been key to Mas longevity. Welcoming many new bright and creative minds to the Mas band, the Callaloo family has redefined their brand and sculpted a mas inspired vision.
As, The New Callaloo Mas Band, friends and supporters can expect a fulfilled experience of Carnival Life - A fusion of Caribbean culture, trendsetting, and excitement! Together, partners and brothers Marlon and Jason Singh form the creative-minds behind the New Callaloo Mas Band. Amped to exceed masquerader expectations, the New Callaloo Mas Band, is well on their way to delivering the most sought after entertainers to the road.
As co-owner of SocaBookings.net, as well as the bookings manager for an A-list roaster of internationally renown artists - Benjai, Shurwayne Winchester, Zoelah,Kerwin Du Bois, Ghetto Flex (just to name a few) - Jason Singh is undoubtedly prepping a heavy-weight line-up for the Caribana parade.
Although keeping quite mum on expected guest performers to chip down the Lakeshore alongside, The New Callaloo Mas Band, the Singh brothers have hinted toward a new element of surprise that could become their annual calling card. "It's a new year and we're feeling a new vibe. The New Callaloo Mas Band WILL feature a live band on the road! It’s about bringing the excitement and energy of an inclusive fete to the Lakeshore!"(Marlon Singh, Co-Bandleader)
With no boundaries in sight and every reason to celebrate the rejuvenated band The New Callaloo Mas Bandhas established quite the exciting referral incentive themed - New Callaloo For Cash - Any individual to bring a new Mas Player into purchase a costume will receive $10 cash!
Callaloo Band Lauch - "Native America's"
Saturday April 30th, 2011
Continental Soiree (Located -1957 Kennedy Rd.)
Musical Styling's – DJ. Jay, Junya Mennace, Loud Mout Chiney, PlayHouse, Crystal Vibes, JUK
For more on The New 2011 Callaloo Mas collection contact:
Jason Singh 416-998-6042 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlon Singh 647-702-6169 / email@example.com
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Spotlighting the pulsating history of islands such as Barbados, Jamaica, St. Vincent, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago – ‘Spirits Of The Caribbean’ brings to light, the many Caribbean people united through the Spirit of Carnival around the world. Drawing inspiration from famed mythical characters - Barbados – Steel Donkey,Jamaican - Golden Table, St. Vincent – Garifuna, Guyana’s – Jaguar, and the Trinidadian - Soucouyant,Spirits Of The Caribbean transforms treasured folklore into visual realities. While each character individually illustrates a unique island tale, as a band they depict the very essence of Caribbean diversity.
Speaking candidly on the creative concept behind Spirits Of The Caribbean band leader, Susan Grogan shares, “Masqueraders are in for quite an experience, Spirits of the Caribbean meshes our heritage with the most unique elements of sophistication.... much like our culture, the costumes are flavorful, multi-dimensional, and seductive.”
On Sunday May 22nd, 2011 the highly anticipated band, will undoubtedly redefine traditional band launch standards. Alongside the featured (5 section) Mas collection, party goers will be privy to exclusive performances by Edwin Yearwood (Barbados), Kerian Piper (St. Lucia), Slama Cutter (Toronto/Trinidad), and surprise guests yet to be mentioned.
Spirit of the Caribbean - Band Launch
Sunday May 22nd, 2011
Continental Soiree (Located -1957 Kennedy Rd.)
10pm – 3am (Costume Presentation – Midnight)
Musical Styling’s of DJ Asylum
For Spirits Of The Caribbean Mas and band launch info contact:
Mark Hoyte –
Susan Grogan –
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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Sunday, April 17, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
TruDYNASTY Carnival Band Launch
Theme: The Roaring 20’s
What: Caribana Costume Launch
When: Saturday, April 16, 2011
PreShow Interviews and Pictures: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Show Time: 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM Doors Open at 8:00 PM
Where: York University, 4700 Keele Street, at the Underground in the Student Centre
You’ll not want to miss TruDYNASTY’s 2011 band launch. If their 2010 costumes blew you away, get prepared for 2011! The theme, The Roaring 20’s, leaves the door open to spectacular designs. TruDYNASTY will host 9 sections representing the 1920 era: Josephine Baker, CoCo Chanel, Bonnie & Clyde, Flapper Girls, Match Girls, Gangsterz, Show Girls, All That Jazz and Speak Easy.
‘This theme has tremendous creative potential. The Roaring 20’s is noted for its social, artistic, cultural dynamism and a break with traditions. We wanted to do a theme that hasn’t been done before and highlight an era that was exciting and revolutionary both in fashion and politics,’ said bandleaders Dario and Thea Jackson.
TruDYNASTY is becoming known for breaking from traditions, not only through costume design but also through being the 4th band in Caribana’s 44 years to win and jump from a ‘C’ band to an ‘A’ band.
This year their costume designs are positioned to break traditions again. However, TruDYNASTY has added another break – they’re donating a portion of every costume sale to charity – nine different charities, to be exact: Sickle Cell Ontario, The Covenant House, Ronald McDonald House Toronto, StepStones for Youth, Camp Awakening for Children with Disabilities, Nellie’s Women and Children Shelter, Youth Challenge Fund, Caribbean Children’s Foundation and The Princess Margaret Foundation.
Which section will be the show stopper this year? You be the judge, you may find there’s more than one!
About TruDYNASTY Carnival Inc.
TruDYNASTY is a non profit organization located in Brampton and a participant in Toronto, Ontario’s Scotiabank Caribana Parade and Atlanta, Georgia’s Caribbean Carnival. They’ve also designed for a Mas Band in the St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands’, 2010 Carnival.
Media Contact or Sponsorship Inquiries Contact:
Robin J. Viau, Incre8mode Marketing Services
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Hi readers, The mas bands have done their part… Band leaders have chosen their themes, designers have worked tirelessly on thei...