Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

CariVaughan - THE OFFICIAL YORK REGION MAS BAND LAUNCH AND FUNDRAISER



CariVaughan presents


THE OFFICIAL YORK REGION MAS BAND LAUNCH AND FUNDRAISER

June 16, 2012 | 12pm-6pm

AT LUXY ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX IN VAUGHAN
  
Featuring:

  • Toronto Revellers

  • Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club

  • Carnival Nationz

  • Blues Carnival Fusion

  • True Dynasty

Come play Mas with us and dance to raise funds for Camp Jumoke with Ayanna from SOCACIZE

PLUS...Bollywood dancing, Zuumba, and Brazilian dancing


60 Interchange Way, Vaughan

Time:  1:00pm - 6:00pm

Music provided by Toronto's Favourite DJ D.O.C.
from CHRY radio 105.5

Catering by:  Caribbean Queen Jerk Drum Restaurant

Donation: $25.00

PRIZES AND SURPRISES




COME LIME WITH US IN VAUGHAN
AUGUST 11, 2012
Carnival is taking over the city of Vaughan
with Mas Bands, Parade, Stage Show, Kidsville, Enertainment, Prizes and Give-aways:






  Interested in being a vendor at CariVaughan?  Contactsfolkes@carivaughan.com

Check our Facebook page for updates and visit our website for upcoming maps and parade information.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Real Jerk moving to new Queen Street E. location - CityNews

The Real Jerk moving to new Queen Street E. location - CityNews

Fans of The Real Jerk won’t have to travel very far to get dinner — the popular and decades-old Caribbean restaurant is moving just a block down the street.

The restaurant will be serving customers for the final time on Sunday after 24 years at its location on Queen Street East at Broadview Avenue. The eatery will then move down the street to 625 Queen St. E., right before the bridge over the Don Valley Parkway.

Restaurant staff confirmed the new location to CityNews.ca on Friday morning.

The popular eatery is holding a farewell party on Saturday starting at 7 p.m.

“Lily and I want to say thank you to the community for 24 great years at Queen and Broadview.  Any new location will take at least two months before we are ready to re-open” owner Ed Pottinger said earlier this month.

“It will be a tearful goodbye to Queen and Broadview. We had so many great memories and that’s the nature of business when you love what you do.”

The owners were served with an eviction notice from the building’s new owner, Buckingham Properties, while on vacation in Jamaica last January. Ed and Lily Pottinger won a court injunction in February to allow them to operate at the Queen and Broadview location for another year.

CARNIVAL NATIONZ ON THE TRADING BLOCK - DWAYNE D’BANDIT PITT TO SELL HIS STAKE

My Lime


Friday May 25, 2012 -: Dwayne Pitt, substantial share holder of the reigning Band Of The Year “Carnival Nationz Mas”,has announced plans of relinquishing his interests in the lucrative brand. Dwayne is currently in possession of 33.33% of the not-for-profit corporation.

Highly regarded within the International Caribbean Entertainment Community as a successful DJ and innovative promoter, Dwayne has become something of a pioneer. Earning his stripes back in 1994 under the DJ name “D’Bandit, he’s played an integral role in spearheading many, reputable promotional teams - “The Kingdom of Soca” and “Unite De Nationz Inc”.Most recently Dwayne has founded, “D' Bandit Enterprises” which hosts a series of iconic events - RedemptionSunset, All Ah WeMemoirs of SocaAftershockCarnival BlissShine TOCarnival Rehab.

As a co-founder of Unite De Nationz Inc., hub of the exclusive Carnival Nationz Mas Band, Mr. Pitt is to be recognized for his efforts in rearing the multi-award winning band. In a recent interview Dwayne defined Carnival Nationz Mas as a,“trailblazer!… One of few Toronto Mas bands that continuously evolve, proudly representing changing cultural expressions. Carnival Nationz is a success because we grow with our community and solidify trust.” With such pride for the Nationz camp, why is D’Bandit resigning?

At this time I am looking to focus on my family and latest endeavor D' Bandit Enterprises”, says Dwayne. “Carnival Nationz rose from a humble concept to a fruitful reality. I’m secure in the Nationz foundation, which is why I can happily hand my reins over to someone that will continue to build on Carnival Nationz creative and cultural interests.

The sale of Mr. Pitt’s 33.33% controlling interests in Carnival Nationz Inc. has officially commenced. All interested parties are invited to submit a confidential, sealed bid to CNZbuyout@dbandit.com for consideration.
 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The MASCAPAN MEGA LAUNCH


 Media Advisory and Release – May 16 2012
On Sunday June 10 2012, MASCAPAN is staging its first ever festival season launch at Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Avenue (corner of Bayview and John Streets). Our logo will be unveiled. 
MASCAPAN is a recently formalized collaboration of the Toronto Mas’ Bands Association (TMBA), Organization of Calypso Performing Artists (OCPA), and Ontario Steelband Association (OSA). These three organizations have come together to show their solidarity and reaffirm Mas’, Calypso and Steelpan as the core artistic components of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival.  
MASCAPAN will engage in year-round, vigorous community outreach activities to ensure the preservation, proliferation and perpetuation of these three cultural art-forms in the Greater Toronto Area.  
The June 10 Mega Launch will showcase the best GTA based artists in Masquerade, Steelpan, and Calypso. The presentations will include individual and group performances, costume displays, traditional Carnival (Ole Mas’) characters, and a variety of interactive and fun activities for the whole family, including mas’ making and learning to play the steelpan. 
MASCAPAN’s Mega Launch will culminate in a joint multi-arts presentation of the three collaborators all on stage at the same time. There will also be opportunities for individuals to learn more about the three collaborating organizations; as well as how to actively participate in their festival programs.  
For media interviews or more information about MASCAPAN or the Mega Launch, please contact Ian Jones (416) 535 -3927 or (416) 276-1504. 
Contact us for tickets!  MASCAPAN LOOKS FORWARD TO YOUR SUPPORT...
It's happening on SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2012 at 
the Thornhill Community Centre from 3pm to 11pm.
TICKETS ARE $20 ADVANCE, $25 AT DOOR, $10 STUDENTS (UNDER 16)

2012 Toronto Caribbean Carnival Media Launch


UPDATED: MEDIA ALERT

Tourism and Culture Minister to Assist With Festival’s 2012 Media Launch

Tuesday, May 29th 11am – 12 noon

New Year. New Programmes. New Sponsors. Same Name
May 22, 2012  (Toronto) – The media is invited to join Minister Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, at the official media launch for this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival.  The Minister will be joined at the podium with new corporate and media sponsors, and festival executives at the Royal Ontario Museum.
What: The Festival Management Committee, members of the Toronto Mas Band Association andThe Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes, will be releasing key information about this year’s Caribbean Carnival.
Why: There have been major venue changes and programme additions to this year’s three week carnival. As well, there are new corporate sponsors and a new Caribbean media sponsor supporting the Carnival this year.

Who: Spokespeople from key stakeholders including the Bank of Nova Scotia, the Festival Management Committee, new corporate sponsors and media partners. There will be mas players in costume and live music.

When: 11 am to 12.15 pm

Where: Royal Ontario Museum, BRONFMAN HALLEnter through the Atrium doors on University / Queens Park Circle close to the subway station stairs.  (Bloor Street entrance closed due to temporary construction)

For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival’s official website at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

The Festival Office is NOW located at 19 Waterman Avenue, Toronto.
Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Fax: 416-391-5693

Stephen Weir - Festival Publicist. 
Phone 416-489-5868; Cell: 416-801-3101 
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com       


Monday, May 14, 2012

Take Me Away - Kes The Band (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) TV EDIT

Carnival Freaks 2012 Carifiesta Band Launch



Sunday, May 20, 2012
10:00pm until 3:00am
VLOUNGE 662 90th ave Ville LaSalle



Costumes Display - 12am Sharp!!!




Carnival Freaks Mas Band Montreal , Would like to Invite you to our 2012 Band launch


" A FLIGHT THROUGH THE AMAZON"
Come Join Our Adventure


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VICTORIA LONG WEEKEND 2012
THIS SUNDAY MAY 20th,2012
CE DIMACHE LE 20 MAI,2012
Door Open at:10pm | Showcase 12AM Sharp!
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Featuring Music by:
* LOUDMOUT CHINEY from Toronto
* DJ SERIUS
* JINX
* ENERGY SQUAD INT'L
* FIRESQUAD with Fire Jones
* ANTHONY G




$15 Advance Tickets / More @ Door / 18 + I.D A Must Security In Full Effect




VICTORIA LONG WEEKEND 2012
THIS CE SUNDAY MAY 20th,2012
Ce DIMACHE LE 20 MAI,2012


Inside
VLOUNGE
662 90th Ave Ville LaSalle
Montreal Quebec


Warning: Please Arrive Early To Avoid Any Disappointment


* Don't For the Party Continues with
S.T.U.D. "SocaTil U Drop" meets BAJAN INVASION -Toronto meets Montreal
http://www.facebook.com/events/163479883771917/


GET UR TICKETS NOW:


$15 Advance Tickets / More @ Door / 18 + I.D A Must Security In Full Effect


For More Info & Media Passes Please Contact The "CFMB" Team At::


* Wendy Roberts :: (438)-838-7850
* Ledon Anthony G :: (647)-821-4522 | BBM 212063CE | @ThisIsAnthonyG

Fantazia International - De Family & Friends BBQ/Blocko


Fantazia International - 2012 Band Launch

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sons Of Steel - July 14, 2012



Toronto Revellers 2012 - BOLLYWOOD...Before The Band Launch

Happy Mother's Day to all my Mommy readers!

Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. ~I Corinthians 13:4-7

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

3rd Annual AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibit



AfroChic is set to host our 3rd Annual Afrochic Cultural Arts Exhibit and we're going all out! On Saturday June 9th, arrive dressed in your most chic outfit and join us at The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.) for an evening to celebrate style and entertainment. Witness our city's shining talent in musical performance, dance, visual art, vendors and the much anticipated fashion runway. This is an all ages event. Visit our website, afrochic.ca, for a full list of performers. 
Doors open at 6PM and showtime runs from 7PM-10PM. Get your advanced tickets here for $20, as it will be $25 at the door. For partnership, sponsorship, media and other inquires please email info@afrochic.ca.

Carnival Revolution 2012 Toronto Carnival Band Launch - Round 2


Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario


The 1st Annual Fantazia Boat Cruise


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2012 Calypso Tent Music Series

Hi Readers,

Get ready for the 2012 Calypso Season.....add these dates to your Toronto Carnival Calendar!

The 2012 Calypso Tents Music (CTMS) returns on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th and continues every weekend to Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th. The music series is the only one of its kind in North America and stars Canadian calypso and soca singers performing new songs for the festival season.

The 2012 CTMS features two casts of performers - The Professionals Calypso Tent and the Kaiso Forum Calypso Tent, both with 'live' backing bands.

The Professionals - 25 Cecil Street (College & Spadina) Toronto Kaiso Forum - 30 Tangiers Rd. (Keele & Finch) North York.

Saturday, June 16th  8pm     The Professionals
Sunday, June 17th  4pm        Kaiso Forum
Saturday, June 23rd 8pm      The Professionals
Sunday, June 24th  4pm        Kaiso Forum
Saturday, June 30th  8pm     The Professionals
Sunday, July 1st  4pm           Kaiso Forum
Saturday, July 7th  8pm        The Professionals
Sunday, July 8th  4pm           Kaiso Forum

Professionals Calypso Tent

Macomere Fifi • Panman Pat
Beginner • Crooner  Web
Mr. Wonderful  Connector
Roger Gibbs • Juiceman plus Special Guests
MC host for the evening is Dick Lochan
Music by Shak-Shak

For more information or to purchase tickets call (416) 795-2722 or email  ocpacalypsoca@gmail.com

Kaiso Forum Calypso Tent

Structure • Redman • Yellows
Decarra  Susan G  Juno D'Lord
Rashida •  Dennis James  Dynasty
Delee plus Special Guests
MC host for the evening is Kevin Padmore & Henry Gomez
Music by Neu Jenarashun

For more information or to purchase tickets call (416) 795-2722 or email  ocpacalypsoca@gmail.com


Visit the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes website at http://www.ocpacalypsoca.com/


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