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MERRY CHRISTMAS

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

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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.

Welcome To The TTTIC Directory!

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Afropan Steelpan Classes - Winter Term

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New Band Leader for Mas Toronto

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COOL VIDEO ALERT - 3canal - Mix Up (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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AFROPAN presents A TRINI CHRISTMAS

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Silhouettes Steel Orchestra Pan 'n' Parang

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Toronto Revellers - Christmas Fete

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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

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Vidoe Alert: Aaron Duncan, Jeromy Rodriguez, Devyn Tyson, She ann Cunningham, Pranava...

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Video Alert - Problem Child : LIFE OF THE PARTY | LOVE WE CARNIVAL w.Pat...

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2012 Parang Season in Toronto

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


















Video Alert - Destra - Call My Name Official Music Video

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

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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…

Jean And Dinah are at it again!

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Short Film Alert - Douen (Full short)

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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/

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

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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!!!  

Tribal Knights 2013 Toronto Carnival Theme - The Beauty of Nature

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Cute Video Alert: Nessa Preppy - TURN UP THE SOUND

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2012 OCPA Annual Awards Brunch & Show

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Fantazia International Appreciation Fete

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Calling All Saldenah Masqueraders!!!!

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

Hair by JANICE

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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
http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/CommunityDay/

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

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




Bluse Carnival Fusion Appreciation Party

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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 

http://www.bluescarnivalfusion.com

Rembunction-We Are_(AllStarRemix)

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Saldenah 2012 - "Fantasy In Jewels"

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AFROPAN Steelpan Classes

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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! 
http://afropansteelband.com/classes.html

Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club's 2013 Toronto Carnival Theme

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Happy Independence Day T&T!!!!

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Enjoy these patriotic song selections  on Independence Day!!!!

































Video Alert: My Love - Kes the Band (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) SUMMER WAVE RIDDIM 2012

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Brantford's FestCaribbean - Saturday, August 25, 2012

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Toronto Revellers Picnic - Sunday, August 26, 2012

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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.



"Chutney In Yuh Soca" (The Birth Of Chutney/Soca Music Documentry)

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THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK (TRAILER)

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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.)

On Heavy Rotation - Elle Varner - Refill

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CARIVIBE Part 2 - Street Parade and Block Party

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2012 Caribfest - Barrie's Annual Caribbean Festival

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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!!!!


http://www.caribfest.ca

Carnival Nationz VICTORY CRUISE - Saturday, August 25, 2012

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Tribal Knights 2012 Candyland @ Toronto Carnival

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Pan Am 2015, 3 year countdown concerts

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CariVaughan - Vaughan's Caribbean Street Parade and Festival

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Pan Fantasy - 2012 Pan Alive Champions

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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

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

Pan Alive Tonight!!!

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http://www.panalive.com

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 

King and Queen Competition Tonight!!!!

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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 …

Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm (Explicit)

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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 …

KAISO 365 - 2012 Calypso Monarch Finals

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

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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!
Perf…

25th Annual Caribbean Days Festival 2012

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VANCOUVER...... its your turn to jump up! Happy Caribbean Days! http://www.caribbeandays.ca

Island Besos and Sears Canada - Caribana Makeup Event 2012

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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 ----------------------
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) ----------------------
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 ----------------------
SUGAR RUSH Date: Monday July 30, 2012 Time: 5PM TO 10PM Email : sugarrush@tribalknights.com Phone : 416-825-0563 Section Leader: Tribal Carnival ----------------------
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 ----------------------
COTTON CANDY Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012 Time: 5PM TO…