Tuesday, December 18, 2012

House Parang this Friday December 21, 2012 at D'Pavilion


Season's Greetings !! 

Maestre & Friends presents our 3rd annual Official House Parang Lime !!

It's the house parang lime you been waiting for !!

For those of you who were there last year I'm sure you can still remember what a fun time we had... those who missed out, yuh doh want to miss this year !

So on Dec 21st to kick start your Christmas weekend make no other plans... if yuh have plans I suggest you rethink them... this is an evening & experience you will never forget

Looking forward to seeing you all ..

Only $10 gets you in all night.

Featuring artists from all the top parang bands.

Tell your friends and family this one you don't want to miss.

The place to be Christmas weekend !!

Que viva que viva
Long live parang

See you there!

NOTE, LIMITED PARKING AT THE LORD ATION BUT AMPLE PARKING ACROSS THE STREET, NORTHEAST CORNER NEXT TO WINDIES.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Toronto Revellers - Christmas Fete


This is a 19+ event

Giveaways and raffles! Start the Season off right with the TORONTO REVELLERS. Trust us, this will be your best Christmas ever!!!

FOR TICKETS & INFO PLEASE CONTACT:
Mississauga | Tony 289.232.0366
Etobicoke | Theresa 416.569.4784
Scarborough | Brenton B 416.697.7299
Scarborough | Yvette 416.321.1274
Ajax | Jackie 647.241.3416

In the spirit of the Christmas Season, we ask that you bring a non-perishable food donation for the food bank. Enjoy the season with the TORONTO REVELLERS, and let's help those less fortunate have a chance to enjoy it as well!!!!

Toronto Revellers - Children's Christmas Party


Monday, November 12, 2012

2012 Parang Season in Toronto

Hello readers,  
I hope you will take the time to support our local, hardworking, culture sustaining Parang Bands this season. 

 De Parang Now Start!!!



















Thursday, November 8, 2012

Spirits & Spice....this looks like a yummy good cause!

Join us for the blow out event of the season and an important fundraising event for the Caribbean Tourism Scholarship Foundation (see below).  Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at the Scotiabank Plaza Tower.

You Can:

Network with top industry professionals from various sectors
Sample Gourmet Caribbean cuisine
Taste from a wide selection of Caribbean rums and spirits 
Win a luxury vacation to the Caribbean 

Sample the Spirits, Savour the Spice and Win a trip to paradise!  

 Tickets on Sale Now!! 
Scroll past invite for info on Spirits & Spice or visit www.spiritsandspice.com



About Spirits & Spice! Combining the excitement, beauty and splendor of the Caribbean with the warmth and cheer of the holiday season. Enjoy the pleasant aromas of Caribbean spices, the delectable taste of exotic island cuisine and authentic cultural celebration. Taste a variety of delicacies representing the Dutch, English, French and Spanish Caribbean; learn more about Caribbean cuisine and customs; dance the night away to the rhythmic beat; mix and mingle with friends, guests and of course, sample from dozens of the world’s finest Caribbean spirits and cocktails.



The Caribbean Tourism Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships, study grants and other educational opportunities to nationals of Caribbean countries in order to advance education and economic opportunities across key sectors. These individuals must demonstrate high levels of achievement and leadership potential with the intent of making a positive economic impact in the Caribbean. Charity Registration Number: #848975280RR0001

Treat yourself to an all-inclusive experience where the delights of the Caribbean are yours to savour.  We look forward to your participation.

Doors open at 5:30pm for this mélange of exotic performances, cocktails and culturally-inspired cuisine from our gourmet chefs. Tickets are $65 until November 25th and $75 after. Dress code is Business Casual.

Spirits & Spice
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Scotiabank Plaza Tower
40 King St. West, 63rd Floor
Toronto, ON Canada
5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Purchase tickets online at www.spiritsandspice.com

A portion of your contribution is tax-deductible as a gift to a charitable organization. Please make cheques payable to Caribbean Tourism Scholarship Foundation and mail this form and your cheque to: Spirits & Spice, 9 Franca Crescent, Rexdale, Ontario, M9V 4S1 | E: info@spiritsandspice.com | T:647-361-9880 | www.spiritsandspice.com


Jean And Dinah are at it again!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Short Film Alert - Douen (Full short)

Hi Readers,

Please check out Roger Alexis' (of Santana fame) latest short film entitled "Douen". 
Keeping our T&T folk tales alive........

Website: http://www.lexo.tv/

Friday, November 2, 2012

Documentary Alert: Haute Caribe: The World of Trinidad and Tobago Fashion

Hi readers,

I invite you to check out the visually delicious 12 minute documentary entitled: Haute Caribe: The World of Trinidad and Tobago Fashion.  



This insightful introduction to the world of the T&T fashion industry can be viewed at: www.hautecaribe.com.  

Please have a look!!!  

Monday, October 8, 2012

Calling All Saldenah Masqueraders!!!!

Swappi is in town this Friday, October 12th and this event is FREE
for all Saldenah Masqueraders before 12AM
Walk with your ID!


Friday, September 21, 2012

SUPPORT THE TORONTO REVELLERS AT THE ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

SUPPORT THE TORONTO REVELLERS AT THE ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE ON SEPTEMBER 23!!

Join members of Toronto's Mas' Camps to learn about the techniques they have developed for their Caribbean Carnival costumes. On display will be the winner of the 2012 Innovation in Mas' Award, Hades: Greek God of the Underworld. Also experience India through the award-winning band Bollywood, Lights, Camera, Action.
Procter & Gamble Great Hall, Level 2
11:30, 1:00, 3:00

Community Day - Free Admission


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Miguel - Adorn (In-Studio Performance at Power 106)

I had to share......I love this song......love it even more now......




Bluse Carnival Fusion Appreciation Party


Blues Carnival Fusion has announced that they are now officially a Category "A" band.

Their Appreciation Party is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
@ Hickory House
440 McNicoll Avenue @ Victoria Park...

Music By: DJ Wiseguy and Family Ties

Free Before 10:30. $10 after 


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

AFROPAN Steelpan Classes



COST: 
+ Adults (14+) $150/term
+ Kids (8-13) $100/term
+ Tiny Tots (5-7 with an adult) $100/term

WHEN: 
+Fall Term
Adult Beginner:  October 16th - December 15th
Adult Intermediate:  October 17th - December 15th
TinyTots/Kids:  October 13th - December 15th

*TIME:  
+Tiny Tots: 9:30am - 10:15 am (Saturdays)
+Kids Beginner: 10:30am - 11:15am (Saturdays)
+Kids Advanced: 11:30am - 12:30pm (Saturdays)

+Adult Beginner: 7pm - 8:30pm (Tuesdays)
+Adult Intermediate: 7pm - 8:30pm (Wednesdays)


The End of Term Showcase will be held on the last Saturday of each term for all levels of classes.

Click Here to see the full Schedule

WHERE: Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute (16 Phin Ave, Toronto)

Things You'll Need:
+Notebook
+Pencil & Eraser
+Pan Sticks
+Love of Steelpan! 

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Toronto Revellers Picnic - Sunday, August 26, 2012



Sunday, August 26, 2012
11-8pm

Earl Bales Park - Area # 3
4169 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Sheppard, South of Sheppard)
 North York

 Bring your own basket, chairs, tables, tents & blankets.




Sunday, August 19, 2012

THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK (TRAILER)


Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 9pm
Studio Theatre - York Quay Ctr
235 Queens Quay West 
Caribbean Tales Film Festival presents "The Story of Lovers Rock"

$25 ticket price includes admission to the Gala Opening Reception and Opening Film Screening. (For tickets to see the film screening only, please contact the box office at 416-973-4000 option 1 Tues-Sat from 1pm to 6pm.)


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2012 Caribfest - Barrie's Annual Caribbean Festival

Hi Readers,

Even though there is no actual parade on the streets of Barrie this year, the party is still on with events starting tomorrow and ending on Sunday.  Hopefully, Caribfest's organizers will see the return of the parade next year!!!!



Carnival Nationz VICTORY CRUISE - Saturday, August 25, 2012


Monday, August 6, 2012

Pan Fantasy - 2012 Pan Alive Champions

2012 Toronto Carnival Parade of Bands Results

CATEGORY "A" BANDS.......

1) Carnival Nationz - EMPIRES - 436 points

2) Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club - 421
3) Toronto Revellers - 419
4) Tribal Knights - 410
5) Fantazia International - 408
6) Connections - 389
7) Callaloo - 385
8) Mas Toronto - 382

Saturday, August 4, 2012

2012 Pan Alive Results

1) Pan Fantasy 
2) Afropan 
3) Silhouettes 
4) Golden Harps International
5) Salah Steelpan Academy
6) Panatics Steelband Network
TIE............
7) New Dimension
7) JK Pan Vibrations
9) Hamilton Steel Youth Orchestra
10) Symphonyx
11) Pam Masters
12) CCAH 
13) St. Jamestown Youth Centre
14) Metrotones

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pan Alive Tonight!!!




FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD, 2012
LAMPORT STADIUM, TORONTO
7:OO PM

Unofficial 2012 King and Queen Results

Female Individual
1) Fantazia International - 458 points
2) Carnival Nationz - 448
3) Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club - 435
4) Callaloo - 408 

Male Individual
1) Fantazia International - 448 points
2) Carnival Nationz - 430
3) Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club - 417
4) Toronto Revellers - 414

Queen of the Bands
1) Carnival Nationz - 450 points
2) Tribal Knights - 435
3) TruDynasty -429
4) Blues Carnival Fusion - 421

King of the Bands
1) Carnival Nationz - 462 points
2) Fantazia International -  437
3) Mas Toronto - 425
4) Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club - 424

Ontario Science Center Innovation Award - Renaissance Mas Productions' King 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

King and Queen Competition Tonight!!!!



MEDIA ALERT
 
CHEVROLET TO SUPPORT NEW AND IMPROVED
KING AND QUEEN COMPETITION AND SHOW
Thursday August 2nd, 2012
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. - Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
 
TMBA COMPETE FOR EXCELLENCE IN MAS DESIGN AT LAMPORT STADIUM
1151 King Street West, Toronto
 
What:        The Toronto Mas Bands Association  (TMBA) compete in the annual event which crowns titles for King of the Band, Queen of the Band, Male Individual, Female Individual, and other categories recognizing design and innovation.   This year’s event sponsored by Chevrolet, will feature a Jumbotron to magnify the beauty and splendour of the presentation for all spectators.
Why:         The Toronto Mas Bands Association (TMBA) is a non-profit arts organization founded in 2000 to support the development and promotion of the Carnival Arts. The TMBA is one of the most influential arts organizations contributing to the wealth and appeal of Toronto's cultural calendar of events.  The 8,000 + masqueraders sporting costumes designed by the Bands of the TMBA are the main attraction of the Grand Parade on Lakeshore that takes place Saturday August 4th.
                  
Who:                  1. MAS TORONTO 
2.  LOUIS SALDENAH MAS-K CLUB
3.  CARNIVAL NATIONZ
4.  TORONTO REVELLERS
5.  TRIBALKNIGHTS
6.  CALLALOO
7.  CONNECTIONS
8.  FANTAZIA INTERNATIONAL
9.  CONCEPT COSTUME CREATORS
10.  BLUES CARNIVAL FUSION
11.  TRUDYNASTY
12.  RENAISSANCE MAS PRODUCTIONS
13.  BLACK SAGE CARNIVAL
14.  CARNIVAL REVOLUTION
15.  D' REGULARS
 
 
When:         Show starts at 7:00 p.m.  and continues until midnight. Tickets for this exciting annual event are Advance $30.00 / Gate $35.00 / Seniors $30.00 / V.I.P $100.00 VIP / Group (min 25-30) - $2400. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketgateway.com

Where:     Allan Lamport Stadium, 1151 King Street West, Toronto, ON

How:          All registered Media with a Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Media Pass are welcome to cover the event.  www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

2012 Calypso Monarch Results - Congratulations Macomere Fifi


2012 “KAISO 365” CALYPSO MONARCH COMPETITION


Winner Macomere Fifi – Eulith Tara Woods
2nd Structure – Bryan Thornhill
3rd Dennis James 
4th Calypso Web – Hamilton Alexander
5th Beginner - Michael Moore
6th Connector – Joel Davis
7th Redman – Michael Thomas
8th Panman Pat - Pat Mc Neilly
9th The Crooner – Bill Newman


2012 “KAISO 365” CALYPSO MONARCH – SPECIAL AWARDS


BEST LYRICS: Structure – The Ship Wreck


BEST MELODY: Dennis James – Now I am Sixty-five


BEST PRESENTATION: Connector – Showcase We Culture


MOST ORIGINAL CALYPSO: Calypso Web – Grandpa I Can’t Understand


BEST RENDITION: Dennis James – Now I am Sixty-five 


BEST COMPOSITION ON A LOCAL TOPIC: Macomere Fifi – Never Again


MOST HUMOUROUS CALYPSO: Dennis James – Now I am Sixty-five


BEST ARRANGEMENT: Carlyle Bailey – Tell Me Why 


PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Macomere Fifi


Macomere Fifi also won the Calypso Monarch title in 1998, 1999, 2008 and 2010. Macomere Fifi will take home a cash prize of over $5,334.00, a 50” LED Colour TV and will travel to London, U.K for the 2013 Notting Hill Carnival, as part of an exchange programme with the Association of British Calypsonians (ABC). Britain’s 2011 Calypso Monarch Alexander D Great performed as a Special Guest on the Kaiso 365.


For more information contact OCPA at (416) 795-2722, email ocpacalypsoca@gmail.com or visit our website at www.ocpacalypsoca.com

Friday, July 27, 2012

Jumpin' at the ROM - Sunday, July 29, 2012





Jumpin' at the ROM - it's Carnival!
Sunday, July 29, 2012


Status:Available (No registration required)
Families are invited to jump up and join in the carnival experience on Sunday July 29th. Mask making, storytelling, steel drums and the pulsating rhythms of the islands will have you parading through the museum.

STORYTELLING
11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Storyteller Sandra Whiting has been telling stories from the time she could talk. Her stories draw upon the rich oral traditions of West African mythologies, folklore, and traditional tales from the Caribbean. With the lyrical lilt of her Jamaican accent, her storytelling has been known to make both children and adults laugh, cry and think.


MUSIC
The Toronto North Stars Children Steel Orchestra
Let the music of the islands get you to jump up out of your seats. Sway and dance to the steel pan sound and then learn how to play in a facsinating demonstration after the first performance. If you are lucky you may be picked to try it out yourself!
Performance: 11:30 AM
Workshop/Demo: 12:00 PM
Performance: 1:00 PM



CRAFTS
11 AM to 4 PM
Make you own mask, headress and costume elements. Everything you need to prepare to parade in carnival.


PARADE
2:30 PM
Join the King and Queen from the Children's Carnival in a parade around the museum. Put on your costume and dance in celebration of the 2012 Toronto Caribbean Carnival.


FACE PAINTING by Makin' Faces
11 AM to 4 PM


Carnival: From Emancipation to Celebration
Don't forget to stop by and get inspired at the new exhibit Carnival: From Emancipation to Celebration, featuring the work of internationally renowned masquerade designer Brian Mac Farlane including four costumes and 21 hand painted renderings from the famed Mac Farlane design studios or "mas camp", along with Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival photographs.
Exhibit Locations: Level 1, Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court and Level 2, Hilary and Galen Weston Wing

Cost:

Contact Information:

Tel.: 416-586-8000
E-mail: info@rom.on.ca


Date/Time:


Sessions (1):


  • Sunday July 29, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm


Related Links: 


The Toronto North Stars Children's Steel OrchestraROM Carnival Exhibition
Your Carnival Pictures on Flickr
Read about artist Brian MacFarlane
Download a SCVNGR trek for your mobile phone to play during your visit 
Listen to Carnival Stories on Sound Cloud 

25th Annual Caribbean Days Festival 2012


VANCOUVER...... its your turn to jump up!
Happy Caribbean Days!

http://www.caribbeandays.ca


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tribal Knights Carnival - Costume Pick-up times


Costume Pick-up times:

TUTTI FRUTTI
Date: Wednesday July 25, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 416-389-2457
Email : tuttifrutti@tribalknights.com
Section Leader: Astra Hamlet
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JUICY BLUES
Date: Saturday July 28, 2012
Time: NOON TO 6PM
Phone : 647-300-8462
Email : juicyblues@tribalknights.com
Section Leader: Sanjay Mangar
Tankini's Order (Please call section leader)
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EYE CANDY
Date: Monday July 30, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 416-266-0737 | 416-270-2996
Email : eyecandy@tribalknights.com
Section Leader: Glenda Montenegro & Giselle Montenegro
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SUGAR RUSH
Date: Monday July 30, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Email : sugarrush@tribalknights.com
Phone : 416-825-0563
Section Leader: Tribal Carnival
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JUICEY FRUIT
Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 647-295-5453 | 647-638-4157
Email : juiceyfruit@tribalknights.com
Section Leader: Aneil & Rishi
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COTTON CANDY
Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 647-985-6493 | 416-220-4951
Email : cottoncandy@tribalknights.com
Section Leader: Candice & Amanda
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TOOTSIE ROLL
Section Leader : Candice
Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 647-985-6493
Email : tootsieroll@tribalknights.com
Section Leader: Candice
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HOT LIPZ
Date: Wednesday August 01, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 647-401-5614
Email : hotlips@tribalknights.com
Section Leader: Avalon
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JUK SKITTLEZ
Date: Wednesday August 01, 2012
Time: 5PM TO 10PM
Phone : 416-272-1249 | 416-871-9118
Email : jukskittlez@tribalknights.com
Section Leader: Oshawn & Jason
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BUBBLICIOUS
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Phone : 416-825-0563
Email : bubblelicious@tribalknights.com
Section Leader: Tribal Carnival

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