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Celebrate Black History Month at KUUMBA - February 1-3, 2013

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Hi Readers,
Kick off your Black History Month celebrations with KUUMBA at Harbourfront starting tomorrow.....

Check out the website for all the events: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/kuumba/
Here are some highlights:
The Return of Soca on Ice with Dr. Jay de Soca PrinceFebruary 2, 2013 Dr. Jay De Soca Prince brings his soca beats to The Natrel® Rink for what promises to be this winter’s hottest night on ice. Skate rentals available.
Co-presented with DJ Skate Nights.
Hosts: Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond, co-hosts of CBC News Toronto, weeknights starting at 5pm on CBC Television.
PRICES Everyone: FREE Saturday, February 2, 2013 8:00PM – 11:00PM
235 Queens Quay West http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/seasonalfestivals/index.cfm?id=4645
Late Night Kuumba Films: I'm Santana the MovieFebruary 2, 2013 The Trinidadian muppet web sensation that went viral online before being made into a theatre-packing feature film. 
Directed by Roger Alexis and Ian Pantin.
In partnership with Caribb…

Video Alert: LYRIKAL 25/8 OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Video Alert: Machel Montano, Kerwin Du Bois feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Possessed

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R.I.P. Penguin

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Hi Readers,

Veteran Calypso Icon Penguin (Seadley Joseph) passed away this morning.  He was the 1982 Road March King with "Deputy Essential" as well as the 1984 Calypso Monarch with "We Living in Jail" and "Soft Man".

Do you remember these songs?















2013 Chutney Soca Monarch Results

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The 2013 Chutney Soca Monarch is Raymond Ramnarine singing 'I EH MARRIEDIN NO MORE'



Here are the full results:

1) 43.7 Points - Raymond Ramnarine ($1,000,000)
2) 42.6 Points - Rikki Jai ($300,00)
3) 33.7 Points - KI ($200,000)
4) 25.5 Points - Kenneth Supersad
5) 23.9 Points - Drupatee
6) 22.9 Points - Anil Bheem
7) 22.5 Points - (TIE) Hunter AND Rick Ramoutar
8) 22.2 Points - Prophet Benjamin
9) 21.2 Points - (TIE) Omadath Maraj AND Sally Sagram
10) 20.8 Points - Saleem "Stinky" Beharry

VIDEO ALERT: Machel Montano - Float

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VIDEO ALERT: I AM PARADISE - Alternative Quartet [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

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Saldenah 2013 Band Launch - Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Santimanitay.....cometh Summer 2013

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Hi Readers, If you loved Across from Lapeyrouse
 then brace yourself
......Santimanitay cometh this summer!!!!
Like the Commess Univeristy page on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Commess-University/113418232025170

2013 Toronto Carnival Vendor Applications

Hi Readers,

Vendor Application Forms are now available online for Toronto Carnival 2013.

Click here for the forms - http://torontocaribbeancarnival.com/pagedisplay.aspx?i=266


Important Dates to put in your calendar:


Toronto Carnival Launch - July 9

Junior Carnival - July 20
King and Queen - August 1
Parade - August 3 

Save the date: Carivibe 2013 - Saturday, June 15, 2013

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TruDynasty presents Atlanta Carnival Express

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Hi Readers,
TruDynasty is heading to Atlanta Carnival once again.  Check out their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/TruDYNASTY

Toronto Revellers 2013 Toronto Carnival Theme - 007 Mas Never Dies

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FANTASTIC FRIDAY!!! 2013 Groovy and Power Soca Monarch Finalists

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Here are the 2013 Groovy Soca Monarch Finalists set to hit the stage on Fantastic Friday!!!


Digicel International Groovy Soca Monarch Finalists

Benjai - Feter



Denise Belfon - Wining Queen


Destra Garcia - Call My Name


Farmer Nappy - Stranger


Ravi B - Prescription


Patrice Roberts - A Little Wine


Drupatee - Indian Gyal


Iwer George - Bubble


Nadia Batson - Manager


Defending Champion - Machel Montano -  The Fog 




Play Whe International Power Soca Monarch Finalists

Superblue - Fantastic Friday 


Shurwayne Winchester - We Control D Road


Destra - Carry On


Lil Bitts - Raise D Dust


Swappi - Cha-os


Devon Matthews - Start it up


Benjai - Engoma


Fya Empress - Rum Please


Talpree - Muddy Jab


JW & Blaze - Timing it


Defending Champion - Machel Montano - Float


Carnival Jewelry....Add a little more to your costume

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Hi Readers,
If you're looking for jewelry to complete your carnival costume check out CARNIVAL JEWELRY.  Delivery is available for the Toronto/Montreal area.......

Website: carnivaljewelry.net Twitter: @carnivallady85

2013 Chutney Soca Monarch Finalists

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The 2013 Chutney Soca Monarch Finals take place this Saturday, January 26, 2013.  Here are the 17 finalists including the Reigning Monarch - KI - defending his title.

SALEEM ‘STINKY’ BEHARRY


OMADATH MAHARAJ


ADESH SAMAROO


DRUPATEE RAMGOONAI


SALLY SAGRAM


HEMLATHA DINDIAL


VEEKASH SAHADEO


MICHELLE X


KENNETH SUPERSAD


PROPHET BENJAMIN


RICK RAMOUTAR


RIKKI JAI


ANIL BHEEM


RAYMOND RAMNARINE


HUNTER & JUNJEEZY


ROGER HINDS – (GUYANA CHUTNEY SOCA MONARCH)

Video Alert - Machel Montano - The Fog

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Goosebumps......

Mas Toronto Model Casting Call for Toronto Carnival

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A LITTLE WINE - PATRICE ROBERTS (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Vidoe Alert: KES THE BAND - TUESDAY ON THE ROCKS MUSIC VIDEO

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Video Alert: Friends For The Night - KI - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Video Alert: Machel Montano & Freetown: REPRESENT (REMIX) Short Film

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WELL DONE!!!

Black Sage Carnival 2013 Toronto Carnival Theme - Spice of Life

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Callaloo 2013 Toronto Carnival Theme - Rebirth

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CHUTNEY SOCA MONARCH SEMI FINALISTS 2013

1. JASON RAMLAL
2. KENNETH SALICK
3. JUDE NIDHAN
4. RANJEEV RAMDEEN
5. MICHAEL SALOUM – SOCA ELVIS
6. NAVIN PRABHOO
7. NARESH PRABHOO
8. LALCHAN HUNTER BABWAH
9. VEEKASH SAHADEO
10. RAJIN DHANRAJ
11. ONEIL BHAJMAN
12. MICHELLE XAVIER
13. RICK RAMOUTAR
14. BOODRAM HOLASS
15. RESHMA RAMLAL
16. HEMLATHA DINDIAL
17. KERRON TYRON WILLIAMS - WACKERMAN
18. KAREEM NOEL
19. NIGEL GOBIN
20. DEVON SAMUEL – PROPHET BENJAMIN
21. OMADATH MAHARAJ
22. OSCAR BENJAMIN
23. CHRIS GARCIA
24. DAVE LALL
25. SALEEM BEHARRY
26. BRENT EVELYN
27. NATALIA WOHLER
28. NEESHAN PRABHOO
29. ANIL BHEEM
30. AMBIKA YANKERAN
31. KAVITA MAHARAJ
32. SASSY RAMOUTAR
33. LEON COLDERO
34. RIKKI JAI
35. SALLY SAGRAM
36. SW STORM
37. KENNETH SUPERSAD
38. DOLLYBOY
39. DRUPATEE RAMGOONAI
40. ANANT HANSRAJ
41. SARA ALI YANKERAN
42. ADESH SAMAROO
43. RAYMOND RAMNARINE
44. TERRY GAJRAJ
45. JOEY RAMOUTAR

International Power Soca Monarch Semi Finalists 2013

Fay Ann Lyons - De Stage Open Austin ‘Super Blue’ Lyons - Fantastic Friday Destra Garcia - Carry On Neil ‘Iwer D Boss' George - Unfinished Business Rodney ‘Benjai’ Le Blanc - Engoma Shurwayne Winchester - We Control D Road Nadia Batson - Gutter Edghill ‘MX Prime’ Thomas - Rell Vibez Wilt ‘Tallpree’ Cambridge - Muddy Jab Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart - In Charge Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle – Monster {Reigning Monarch in St. Vincent} Lornette ‘Fya Empress’ Nedd-Reid - Rum Please Marvin ‘Swappi’ Davis – Cha-os Timel ‘BoyBoy’ Rivas - Put yuh flags up Devon ‘Prophet Benjamin’ Samuel - No Lokani Jeffrey ‘Peter Levels’ Biddeau - Ready Again Rickey ‘Lil Rick’ Reid - Cyah Bother We Trevor Gore - Once Again Anslem Douglas - Bacchanal Jason ‘JW’ Williams & Ancil ‘Blaze’ Isaac Jr. - Timing It Devon Matthews - Start It Up Megan Walrond - Full Flight Marcus ‘Lavaman’ James - Psycho {Reigning Monarch in Grenada} Shivonne ‘Lil Bitts’ Churche - Raise D Dust Emmanuel ‘Chris’ Garcia - No Soup I-Stan…

International Groovy Soca Monarch Semi Finalists 2013

Ian ‘Bunji Garlin’ Alvarez - DifferentologyNeil ‘Iwer D Boss’ George - BubbleDexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart - Nah Get AwayDestra Garcia - Call My NameNadia Batson - ManagerDenise Belfon - Wining QueenShurwayne Winchester - We not StoppingDarryl ‘Farmer Nappy’ Henry - StrangerRodney ‘Benjai’ Le Blanc - FeterDrupatee Persad - Indian GyalKerwin Du Bois - WettinKenneth ‘K Rich’ Richards - Wine BackPatrice Roberts - A Little WineTerrin ‘Super Jigga TC’ Callender - We LimingRavi ‘Ravi B’ Bissambhar - PrescriptionStephenson ‘Shal’ Marshall - Wickedest WineRoderick ‘Chucky’ Gordon - I Never WineAkil ‘5 Star Akil’ Borneo - PartierSheldon ‘Sheldon Nuggets’ Bullen - Not Yuh ManagerLeslie ‘EL-Jay’ James - Trini BeautyDenyse Plummer - Rock and RollMichelle ‘Michelle X’ - Xavier - Hold SomebodyLawrence ‘Mr. Renzo’ Adams - XratedNesta ‘Sekon Sta’ Boxhill - Stick ItJenelle ‘J'Angel’ De Leon - Jook ItCharlene ‘Charli’ Griffith - Go Down LowKevon ‘Yankey Boy’ Heath - RumorsDevon ‘Lyrikal’ Martin - 25/8Sant…

Toronto Carnival News - Carnival Angelz and Callaloo

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So are Callaloo and D'Bandit teaming up for 2013 Toronto Carnival?  This morning's Trinidad Carnival Diary post caused me to wander over to the Carnival Angelz website where I found this news release....
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
D'Bandit jumps Carnival Nationz ship to bring Angelz to Callaloo Mas

Toronto, Canada - Tuesday January 8th, 2013 - With the start of a new year comes great expectations, resolutions, and a universally recognized moment where one can wipe the slate clean and re-invent. Taking full advantage of this moment, Callaloo Mas Band has confirmed recent speculations of a collaboration with Toronto’s newest carnival brand, Carnival Angelz Inc.
Who is Carnival Angelz? A subsidiary of D’Bandit Enterprises, Carnival Angelz represents years of international experience in Caribbean entertainment. Under the leadership of Dwayne (D’Bandit) Pitt, Carnival Angelz is proving to be the new era of Toronto Mas.
Determined to shed Toronto Carnival of its status quo state and ushe…

Carnival Revolution 2013 Toronto Carnival Theme - Home for Carnival

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16th Annual Snowflakes on Steel - Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Video Alert - Kerwin Dubois - Wettin (Official Music Video)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR....WELCOME 2013!!!

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