Showing posts from January, 2012

What are YOU doing for Black History Month?

Hi readers,
Black History Month starts what are YOU doing for Black History Month?  Here's a listing of events taking place in the city.......I hope there's something here that interests you ;-)

National Film Board Celebrates Black History Month
Then & Now
Kuumba @Harbourfront Centre

2012 Soca Monarch Finalists


Video Alert - Erphaan Alves - In Your Eyes


Tribal Knights 2012 Model Search

If you are interested in becoming a model, please email the following to Subject: Model Search 

1. A full body shot in a two-piece bathing suit for females and board shorts for males. (Front, back & side profile shots preferred.) 

2. A headshot 

3. Measurements including:
Bra size:
Shoe size:

4. Contact information:

5. Availability

Carnival Vibrations TV 2012-Ep 21-Snowflakes of Steel


Video Alert - Machel Montano : MR. FETE


Video Alert - Kimba Sorzano - Over You


Carnival TV Partners With Caribbean Prestige Foundation For The Performing Arts To Stream Live On The Internet

The Digicel International Soca Monarch Competition Rides The Information Superhighway Into Trinidad and Tobago’s 2012 Carnival
Carnival TV Partners With Caribbean Prestige Foundation For The Performing Arts To Stream Live On The Internet
January 26, 2012 - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago...Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts will take the Digicel International Soca Monarch competition to the World Wide Web with live streaming in High Definition (HD) via Carnival TV’s signature series, LIVEOnStage2Nite. The pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast will go live from the Arima Velodrome for four hours from 8:00 p.m. (00:00:00Z) with the semi finals of the Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch and the Digicel Power Soca Monarch competitions on Sunday January 29, 2012. The Digicel International Soca Monarch has become a staple of the cultural landscape of Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival, being the foremost barometer for proficiency in the Soca realm of the Caribbean. In it…

Machel Montano at work in St. Lucia

Trucian Vibes :-)

Toronto All-Stars Steel Orchestra - I'm Alive (Céline Dion) Canada's Got...


New Benjai : THE PEOPLES CHAMPION [2012 Trinidad Soca][Produced By Preci...

Thank you Benjai.....I was getting a lil worried but I love this one!!!!

List of Events for 2012 Toronto Carnival

Hi readers,

Here's a glimpse at the 2012 Toronto Carnival Events Calendar.  Highlights for me include the move to Downsview Park for Junior Carnival and the plans to make Pan Alive an all day event.  As a pan player and aficionado this really excites me.....a whole day for pan!!!  I hope these plans come through.

Check out the list of events below, plug the dates into your calendar from now and SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT our culture!!!!

2012 List of Events – Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival – Our City’s best summer festival – July 16 to August 12, 2012The Festival Management Committee presents Toronto’s biggest summer Carnival and festival – from July 16 to August 2, 2012 with:· Living Art through the presentation of stunning costumes known popularly as Mas’ at the Junior Carnival for kids age  2 to 16 years and Marquee Lakeshore Boulevard parades in a cosmopolitan Toronto.·Performance Art capturing the original music in its diverse forms - soca, calypso, pan, and chutney music to …

Mas Toronto.....calling all Section Leaders for 2012 Toronto Carnival

Calling all section leaders......MAS TORONTO is ready to welcome you ...... check the details below.......

Renaissance Mas Model Search

Hi readers,
RMP is on the hunt for models for the 2012 Toronto Carnival season......if interested check the details below....

As we prepare for the 2K12 Toronto Carnival season, Renaissance Mas Productions is looking for a variety of body types to hit the "RMP" runway at our Band Launch of "Gods & Goddesses: Myths of Ancient Worlds" Photo Shoot. Everything from the young to the young-at-heart, muscular men, tall, short to curvaceous women.
If you are interested in becoming a "RenaissanceMAS" model, please email the following to, Subject: Model Search
1. A full body shot in a two-piece bathing suit for females and board shorts for males.*Front, back & side profile shots preferred.
2. A headshot
3. Measurements including:
HeightBustWaistHipsBra sizeShoe size
4. Contact information:
5. Availability



Promotional Video for Trinidad and Tobago


Sigh....T&T Carnival will miss me this year :-(

This carnival spoil meh.......nothing less.....will do!

BEACH HOUSE CARNIVAL from Beach House Entertainment on Vimeo.

POTHOUND......a short film

In loving memory of the pothounds that passed through my life......RIP Blackie and Patches......see you soon Melvin

POTHOUND (2011) - A Short Film from christopher guinness on Vimeo.

Tribal Knights 2012 Toronto Carnival Band Launch Info

I like how Toronto Carnival info is coming out early....... Kudos to Tribal Knights or is it Tribal Carnival now???

Video Alert - K.Rich "Nothing Less"

Sweet Bacchanal spoil meh!!!!!

Can't Done - 3 Canal.....2012 Soca Mayaro Carnival Launch 2012 Trinidad and Tobago...


Video Alert - Farmer Nappy : YOU MAKE ME


OCPA Fundraiser Trip to Casino Rama - Saturday, February 4, 2012


Toronto Revellers Casino Rama Bus Trip ~ Saturday, January 28, 2012

Toronto Revellers Bus Trip to CasinoRama

Saturday January 28, 2012
Simone 416.616.6894 Elka 647.208.6494 Alycia 647.268.1125 Donna 416.262.2832

PICK UP TIMES & LOCATIONS 2:00pm - behind the Walmart at Kennedy & Sheppard 2:20pm - Fairview Mall closest to the library by the movie theatre
This event is a 19+ | Everyone most have ID Seats are $20 (with a $10 players pass credit issued upon arrival)
DEPARTURE TIME 9:15pm - leaving Casino Rama
***To make the arrival process more time effective, please download and complete a copy of the Players Passport Card Application Form. Please ensure that if you have never had a Players Passport Card before you complete an application prior to arrival. YOU MUST HAVE A VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to enrol in the Players Passport Club and be granted entry in the casino as it is a 19+ venue.
All qualified Toronto Revellers will be be getting a $10 players card bonus downloaded to th…

2012 Groovy Soca and Power Soca Semi-Finalists

Hey readers,
Looks like Machel is going for 3zees this year........Groovy Soca, Power Soca and Road March!!!

2011 Carifest Calgary Video


New cup sizes at Tim Hortons


The Joy of Books



Hi readers,

As you may or may not have heard, The Real Jerk is closing its doors at the end of January as its new landlord seeks to develop the property and adjacent buildings into yet another condo project in this city.

The Socacize Appreciation Lime is scheduled for Friday, January 27, 2012 at The Real Jerk and I really hope its not the last time I enjoy a meal there.

If you would like to save The Real Jerk check out this website and sign the petition:

D' Bandit takes De Treasure Mix to CHRY 105.5 FM

For many years now D' Bandit has entertained us every Saturday afternoon with his internet radio show De Treasure Mix it was announced that De Treasure Mix will now be heard on York U's radio station CHRY 105.5 FM 

January 13th 2012, Please join us in welcoming new programmer Dwayne (D' Bandit) Pitt into the program family. D' Bandit will be delivering De Treasure Mix each and every Saturday from 6-9PM offering a strong mix of Reggae (including Canadian Reggae) and Soca. This show will continue the legacy of presenting Caribbean culture to the masses through artist interviews and a diverse mix of up-to-date and classic music.
D' Bandit brings a strong awareness of the music and connection to artists and community over a decade of deejaying and concert promotion across the GTA and North America. He is excited about the opportunity to showcase the strengths of his culture and Caribbean heritage.
We believe he will add much to the programing content on the dia…

Video Alert - Skhi: CANT STAY AWAY

Oh gosh.....on a cold night like tonight.....I wish I was in T&T.....eating a snowcone.....with plenty condensed milk.....and Mickey Mouse ears :-)

Toronto Revellers wants to hear from you.....

Hi readers,

The Toronto Revellers want to hear from their masqueraders as the band prepares for their 2012 Toronto Carnival presentation of "BOLLYWOOD"

Check this link for the survey:


TruDYNASTY is heading to Atlanta once again.....


Afropan Steelband Classes


Caribbean Airlines increases capacity for T&T Carnival 2012


Obeah Opera

Set in the late 17th century, Obeah Opera follows the journey of a Caribbean woman Tituba, in the days before her capture, her incarceration, and her stand on trial during the most infamous ‘witch-hunt’ in history. This uplifting Caribbean themed opera explores myths surrounding the Salem Witch trials whilst unraveling the branding of obeah as evil and connecting it back to its true spiritual nature rooted in West Africa. Sung in complete a cappella, Obeah Opera gives a voice to a group of women whose story has been missing from the pages of history.

918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5R 3G5

Check the website for performance dates and ticket info

Kuumba - February 3-5, 2012

Black History is next month and the event schedule for  Kuumba at Harbourfront Centre is available on their website:

Exploring African roots through a 21st-century perspective. Plato said that through perspective “every sort of confusion is revealed within us; and this is that weakness of the human mind on which the art of conjuring and of deceiving by light and shadow and other ingenious devices imposes, having an effect upon us like magic.” This year we explore Black History Month, going back to the African roots and show these roots through our 21-century perspective. Where are we on the journey? What has changed? What hasn’t changed? How do we share our perspectives on issues affecting the black community? With artist showcases, discussion panels, storytelling, a fashion workshop with Stacey Mackenzie, drumming, hip hop and dance workshops, games, and a village market, we will celebrate these roots through the art …


Isaiah 43:16, 18, 19 "This is what the Lord says, ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."