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Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm (Explicit)


2012 Calypso Monarch Results - Congratulations Macomere Fifi


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


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 


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


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.
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.

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!

25th Annual Caribbean Days Festival 2012

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

Island Besos and Sears Canada - Caribana Makeup Event 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 : Section Leader: Astra Hamlet ----------------------
JUICY BLUES Date: Saturday July 28, 2012 Time: NOON TO 6PM Phone : 647-300-8462 Email : 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 : Section Leader: Glenda Montenegro & Giselle Montenegro ----------------------
SUGAR RUSH Date: Monday July 30, 2012 Time: 5PM TO 10PM Email : 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 : Section Leader: Aneil & Rishi ----------------------
COTTON CANDY Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012 Time: 5PM TO…

Festival Management Committee BBQ - Wednesday, July 25, 2012


All Rounder - Garlic Sauce (Official Video)


2012 Junior Carnival Results

Junior Carnival Band of the Year
1) Junior Revellers - The Jungle Book meets Bollywood
2) Carnival Nationz - Empires
3) Tribal Knights - Candyland

Junior Carnival Queen of the Bands
1) Celena Seusahai - Skittlez - Tribal Knights - Candyland
2) Kai Lewis - Queen Elizabeth 1 - Lil' Nationz - Empires
3) Chania Cunningham - At the Temple of Shiva - Junior Revellers - The Jungle Book meets Bollywood

Junior Carnival King of the Bands
1) Malik Adams - Willie Wonka - Tribal Knights - Candyland
2) Keishaun Ewing - Predator - Fantazia International - Wonders of the Enchanted Forest
3) Demeko Minott - Tonatiuh, Aztec Warrior Sun God - Lil' Nationz - Empires

Junior Carnival Female Individual
1) Desiree Pennant - Peafowl in the Garden - Fantazia International - Wonders of the Enchanted Forest
2) Caneisa Edwards - Cotton Candy Fairy - Tribal Knights - Candyland
3) Reeyana Singh - Flam…

Destra - Good Love (WorldWide Riddim) Official Music Video


2012 CARISASK.....Regina its your time to party!


BAND and Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival present Brian Wong Won's Carnival Splendor



Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

July 16 – August 12, 2012

WHEREAS the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an expression of Caribbean culture and reflects our city's multiculturalism and the diversity among people of Caribbean origin.
Now in its 45th year, this vibrant festival was created as the Caribbean community's contribution to Canada's centennial celebration and has grown to become an important cultural symbol of our city.
The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is the largest cultural festival in North America, attracting millions of visitors to the city each year for several weeks of events and celebrations. The festival's highlight is the highly anticipated parade where the streets come alive with colourful costumes, bands and live calypso, soca, reggae, hip hop and samba music as well as arts, crafts, fashion and food.
The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto contributes to the economic viability of Toronto and promotes harmony by showcasing th…

Happy 4th Blogiversary!!

A BIG THANK YOU to all you readers who visit and support this blog. 
I really appreciate it and hope that I can continue to share relevant and up-to-date info that will get  you out there and enjoying life in Toronto and beyond! xoxox De Cocoa Panyol

The Ultimate Carnival Souvenir is now available for pre-order!SAVE 30% off the cover price! Over 70 FULL COLOR pages of Carnival action! Carnival Articles, Artist Interviews & Photos Photos Photos!!! Photos include:
- Parade
- J’ouvert
- King & Queen Competition
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LA Faces Carnival Makeup!!


Video Alert - Mr. Vegas - Bruk It Down / Party Tun Up ft. Alison Hinds

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 Noon – 2 p.m.
Official Launch for the Carnival at Nathan Phillips Square 80 Mas Dancers, Calypso Performers, Soca Music and More
What:        Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2012 is kicking off the 3-week summer festival at Nathan Phillips Square. The NOON HOUR launch showcases the many events that will entertain and energize Toronto.  Speeches.  Musical performances.  Dance troupes and over 80 men and women in this year's colourful Mas costumes. Calypso singers.  Soca music. Pan orchestra.
Why:         Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an important tourism event.  It annually brings hundreds of thousands of tourists into the city.  New events.  Children's Parade is moving to Downsview  Park.  Fish Fry and  J’Ouvert at the CNE.  Major Caribbean performers to appear at the Carnival Lime at the Docks Entertainment Complex     
Who:         Scheduled to speak:  Scotiabank…

CARIBANA - Children & Youth Festival @ Yorkgate Mall


2012 Kaiso 365 Calypso Monarch Finals

2012 Kaiso 365 Calypso Monarch Finals

Saturday, July 28 @ 7:00pm

Chinese Cultural Centre (P. Ho Theatre) 5183 Sheppard Avenue East Scarborough

Tickets: $38. adv.   /   $42. @ door

For info / purchase tickets call 416-795-2722 or email
The hotly contested ‘Kaiso 365’ puts the festival spotlight on nine of Toronto’s top calypso singers, along with special guest Alexander D’ Great, winner of the Association of British Calypsonians (ABC) 2011 U.K. Calypso Monarch Competition.
This year's finalists in order of appearance are:
1.  Panman Pat 2.  Beginner 3.  Connector 4.  Macomere Fifi 5.  Crooner 6.  Dennis James 7.  Web 8.  Redman 9.  Structure 

The Fuller Woman Expo - Sunday, July 15, 2012

After spending 3 years on the road The International Fuller Woman Expo is returning to its roots and we are doing it with a BANG!!!!!
Join us on Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 11:00am to 7:00pm as TIFW Expo takes over Toronto's busiest intersection and its number one visitor destinationYONGE AND DUNDAS SQUARE
Participate in a free Scocacize workout session form 12noon to 1:00pm followed by the anticipated Curves In The Square fashion show at 1:30pm and 5:00pm

Toronto Revellers Bollywood Bonanza - One Day Sale!

The Toronto Revellers are having an exclusive ONE DAY SALE this Sunday, July 15 between 3pm - 6pm at the mas camp, 1001 Ellesmere Road. Stop by our BOLLYWOOD BONANZA to receive giveaways, participate in our free costume draw, register for discounted Socacize classes, and get a deal on your own exclusive Toronto Revellers t-shirt !!!
These select sections are also offering discounts on their costumes: MYSTERY - 10% off backline and a discount for frontline costumes -- only $260 !!! POWER & WEALTH - $20 off front and backline costumes !!! SONG - 10% off all costumes !!! OM SHANTI OM - 10% off costumes, or an extra jewellry package with each registration !!! SUNSET - $15 off all costumes !!! Tell your friends: now is the chance to get your costume while the prices are HOT. This is a ONE DAY SALE, and will not be repeated.

Toronto Carnival Opening Church Service this Sunday

MEDIA ALERT Sunday July 15th, 2012 – 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday August 12th, 2012 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
July 7, 2012 (Toronto) –Among several new additions to this year’s Festival events will be two church services. The Festival Management Committee welcomes the public to attend both an Opening Church service on Sunday July 15th and a Closing Thanksgiving Service on Sunday August 12th to share in praise and worship during the Toronto Caribbean Carnival season.  
The Opening Church service will take place Sunday July 15th, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Revival Time Tabernacle located at 4340 Dufferin Street, North York, ON [between Sheppard Ave. and Finch Ave.] led by Reverend Aubrey James.  There will be a reception immediately following the service from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome.
The Closing Thanksgiving service will take place Sunday August 12th, 2012 at 4:30…

Afropan Blockos


Register Now! 1 LOVE T.O. Caribbean Carnival Float

We are excited to announce that on Saturday, August 4th, 1 LOVE T.O. in partnership with Roots Canada, will be participating in the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival! This year we’ll be contributing to one of North America’s largest cultural celebrations and we need your help to make it unforgettable. Whether you’ve played before or this will be your first time, let’s all hit the parade 1 LOVE T.O. style. Since this is our first year in the parade, we won’t have full costumes, however you’ll still get the authentic carnival experience by going down the road with music from DJ POWER along side our very own host T-RexXx. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to “Show Your Roots” by personalizing the heart of our classic 1 LOVE T.O. T-Shirt with the flag of your choice. Choose from the following 6 options: Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana, Barbados, Grenada. If you would like to suggest an additional flag, email us at Please keep in mind we need a minimum of 24 o…

2012 Toronto Carnival Band Positions

1. Mas Toronto 2. Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club  3. Carnival Nationz  4. Toronto Revellers 5. Tribal Knights  6. Callalloo 7. Connections Mastumes 8. Fantazia International 9. Costume Concept Creators 10. Blues Carnival Fusion  11. TruDynasty  12. Renaissance Mas Productions 13. Black Sage Carnival 14. Carnival Revolution  15. D'Regulars

Junior Carnival Media Launch - Monday, July 9, 2012

MEDIA ALERT Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto
Monday July 9th 11.30 am - 12.30pm Media Launch to announce MAJOR changes to the 2012 FREE Junior Carnival Parade
Free Kiddies Parade and Family Day Event Moves to Downsview Park.  New Programmes. Kid Safe Route. Good TTC links

July 3, 2012  (Toronto) The media is invited to join Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto’s CEO Denise Herrera Jackson, local MPPs, city of Toronto councillors, and members of the Caribbean Canadian community for the releasing of information about this year’s Junior Carnival.  For the first time in a decade the parade will not be held along Jane Street, it will instead be held in Downsview Park on July 21st.

The Festival Management Committee, members of the Toronto Mas Band Association and The Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes, will be releasing key information about this year’s Children’s Parade and Carnival.  As well children from several mas camps will be showing their new costumes for the first time!  …