Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Mas Bands for 2015 Toronto Carnival? Time will tell.....

Hi Readers,

Earlier this month the Toronto Mas Bands Association (T.M.B.A) announced they were accepting applications for New Competitive (Costumed) Mas Bands for this year's parade.

I wonder if this will mark the entrance of Mardi Gras TT to the Toronto scene?  Seen as a cheaper alternative to the ultra-exclusive T&T bands, Mardi Gras TT markets themselves as the Ultimate VIP Street Party.  There has been some internet chatter about this band starting up in Toronto....if they apply will they fit the T.M.B.A.'s criteria?

And what about the possibility of Epic Mas (www.epicmasband.com is currently under redesign) coming to Toronto?  Could Machel and his Toronto based management be considering expansion from Hollywood to the TDot?  Check out Machel's Epic Mas Toronto shirt at last year's parade.....hmmm....look trouble now....lol




The application deadline was February 16, 2015 so time will tell if masqueraders will have new options for the road this 2015 Toronto Carnival.  

2015 Band of the Year Results






Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club 2015 Toronto Carnival Band Launch - Friday, April 17, 2015



Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club proudly presents for ScotiaBank Caribbean Carnival 2015


THE CHRONICLES OF MACHEL MONTANO

Friday April 17th 2015 inside the beautiful and unseen CHADNI GRAND
3895 MCNICOLL AVENUE at Morningside || Scarborough

Tickets on sale: Thursday February 19th 2015




Limited advanced tickets available at: www.TicketGateway.com
Drupatis (Etobicoke): 975 Albion Rd. 416.745.4189
Drupatis (Scarborough): 1085 Bellamy Rd N. 416.289.9988

www.SaldenahCarnival.com
Twitter: TeamSaldenah
Instagram: TeamSaldenah
Facebook: Saldenah Mas Band
Info: 416.560.4419

Admission: $20 Advance (More at the door)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Party Done in T&T....but check out themes for Toronto Carnival 2015

Hi readers, 

The party may be done in T&T but doh fret! It's time to start the countdown to Toronto Carnival!

Did you know that some bands have already announced their 2015 themes???  A couple even have their band launch dates!!!

Check them out below......

CARNIVAL NATIONZ
"ON BROADWAY"
Band Launch - Saturday, April 25, 2015



CARNIVAL REVOLUTION
"DIARY OF A MASMAN"
Band Launch - Saturday, May 22, 23 & 24, 2015



CONCEPT COSTUMES CREATORS
"ISLANDS IN THE SUN"
Band Launch - Saturday, May 23, 2015



CONNECTIONS
"A CELEBRATION OF LIFE"
Band Launch - TBA





DE REGULARS ARTS AND CULTURAL GROUP
"A CARIBBEAN SPECTACLE"
Band Launch - Saturday, May 16, 2015



DURHAM MAS
"SEASONS OF CHANGE"
Band Launch - Saturday, May 23, 2015



FANTAZIA lNTERNATIONAL
"WONDERS OF THE CARIBBEAN"
Band Launch - Saturday, May 2, 2015



FUSION CARNIVAL
"POISON...PICK YOUR POISON"



SALDENAH MAS BAND
"THE CHRONICLES MACHEL MONTANO"
Band Launch: Friday, April 17, 2015



TORONTO REVELLERS
"TORCH.....The Spirit of the Games"
Band Launch - Saturday, May 2 , 2015



TRIBAL CARNIVAL
"ANIMATION"
Band Launch - Saturday, April 11, 2015



Stay tuned for more band announcements......

2015 Road March Results

1. Machel Montano - "Like Ah Boss" - 390

2. Machel Montano - "Erupt" - 37

3. Olatunji Yearwood - "Ola" - 22

Monday, February 16, 2015

Registration Now Open for Afropan Steelpan Classes!


2015 Calypso Monarch Results


1. Roderick "Chucky" Gordon - "The Rose"/"I Believe"

2. Devon Seale - "My Humble Plea"/"Soul Judges"

3. Karene Asche - "Bridge The Gap"/"Every Knee Shall Bow"

4. Heather Mac Intosh - "Ah Gone"/"An Ode For 4"

5. Selvon "Mistah Shak" Noel - "Pretender's Reminder"/"Target"

6. Brian London - "Wishful"/"Who Vex Loss"

7. Duane O'Connor - "Citizens Pride"/"Dance Of Deliverance"

8. Myron Bruce - "Data Analysis"/"Ebola Scare"

9. Joanne "Tigress" Rowley - "What You Willing To Die For"/"Peace Chant"

10. Victoria "Queen Victoria" Cooper - "Venting"/"Long Live Calypso"

11. Neville "Bunny B" Brown - "Multi Crisis"/"Tame Tame Tame"

12. Winston "D Original DeFosto Himself" Scarborough - "Games"/"Messages Of The Patriach"

Sunday, February 15, 2015

2015 Panorama Results - Large Bands

1. All Stars - "Unquestionable" (Arranger: Leon "Smooth" Edwards) - 289 
2. Phase 11 Pan Groove - "Happiness" (Arranger: Len "Boogsie" Sharpe) - 283
3. bp Renegades - "Jam Them Hard" (Arranger: Duvonne Stewart) - 279
3. Exodus - "De Puna Band" (Arranger: Pelham Goddard) - 279
3. Silver Stars - "Edwin"s Legacy" (Arranger: Liam Teague) - 279
6. Tropical Angel Harps - "Pan For Beethoven" (Arranger: Clarence Morris) - 278
7. Invaders - "This Melody Sweet" (Arranger: Arddin Herbert) - 275
8. Desperadoes - "Pan Hooray" (Arranger: Robert Greenidge) - 274
9. Fonclaire - "Sweet 50" (Arranger: Ken "Professor" Philmore) - 271
10. Skiffle - "Celebration" (Arranger: Ray Holman) - 269

2015 Panorama Results - Medium Bands

1. Pan Elders - "Party Time" (Arranger: Duvonne Stewart) - 282
2. NLCB Buccooneers - "Rainorama" (Arranger: Seion Gomez) - 277
3. Steel Xplosion - "Du Du Yemi" (Arranger: Arddin Herbert) - 276
4. Curepe Scherzando - "Bass Man"(Arranger: Yohan Popwell) - 275
5. Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille - "Nah Do That" (Arranger: Ken "Professor" Philmore) - 274
5. Katzenjammers - "Say Say" (Arranger: Leon "Foster" Thomas) - 274
7. Couva Joylanders - "Feeling It" (Arranger: Kareem Brown) - 272
8. Arima Angel Harps - "Toco Band" (Arranger: Shelton C. Besson) - 270
8. Valley Harps - "Outta De Box" (Arranger: Michelle Huggins-Watts) - 270
10. Melodians - "Don't Stop This Party" (Arranger: Amrit Samaroo) - 269
11. Western Stars Philharmonics - "This Melody Sweet"(Arranger: Len "Boogsie" Sharpe) - 266

2015 Kaisorama Results

Extempo
1. Joseph Vautor La Placeliere - Lingo
2. Myron Bruce - The Incredible Myron B
3. Brian London
4. Leslie Ann Bristow - Lady Africa

Social Commentary
1. Heather Macintosh ……………….Ah Gone 
2. Arnold Jordon ……………………..Dis Is My Life
3. Georgia McIntyre “The Messenger” ……The Voice

Political Commentary
1. Devon Seale ……………My Humble Plea
2. Kurt Allen ………………King #2
3. Alicia Richards ………..Suits For Sale

Nation Building
1. Kareen Asche ……………Every Knee Shall Bow
2. Kurt Allen ………………...Selfie T&T
3. Brian London ……………..Wishful

2015 King and Queen Results

Queens
1. Stephanie Kanhai - "The Sweet Waters Of Africa” - 411
2. Roxanne Omalo - "The Phantom Queen” - 396
3. Jonell Dick - "Andromeda Mystical Queen” - 393
4. Alendra Bailey – “Avi – Queen Of The African Village” – 390
5. Peola Marchan – “Charlotte’s Cameo” – 388
6. Gloria Dallsingh - Ocean Waves –  386
7. Kay Mason - Beauty and Freedom - 381
8. Savitri Holassie - Jewels of Atlantis – 380
9.  Charmaine Enile - The Passion of Valentine –- 378
10. Tracell Frederick - Masquerade - The Gathering  - 366

Kings
1. Roland St George – “Athwaje” – 433
2. Ted Eustace – “Samaranga: D Wolf Bat” – 429
3. Fareid Cravalho - "Death Desolation Despair: Keeper Of Souls” - 413
4. Patrick Roberts Jr – “Mr Slick” - 403
5. Clyde Bascombe - "Pan In D Mas" - 402
6. Fernando Marchan - Zatog-The Invincible– 398
7. Marlon Rampersad – Wild Fire – 388
8. Raymond Mark - Andrus Warrior King and his Protector – 388
9. Wade Madray - I Orgi Tou Posidona (The Wrath of Posidon) -- 384

10. Ravi Lakhan - The Emperor– 361

Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015 Panorama Results - Small Bands

Small Conventional Bands:
1. Arima Golden Symphony - Ah Feeling (283 points)
2. Super Novas - Dr Samaroo (280 points)
3. Crescendoes Musical - The Hammer (271 points)
4. Laventille Serenaders - Chords (270 points)
5. Golden Hands - Pan in De Galaxy (269 points)
6. Tornadoes - Ka Ka Roach (268 points)
7. New Generation - Bees’ Melody (266 points)
7. Moods - Don’t Stop This Party (266 points)
9. Our Boys - Ah Feeling (264 points)
10. Longdenville Claytones - Free Up (261 points)

2015 Panorama Results - Single Pan Bands

Single Pan Bands
1. San Juan East Side Symphony - Shakin It (286 points)
2. Trinidad East Side Symphony - Fire Coming Down (281points)
2. Marsicans - Long Time (281 points)
4. T&T Fire Services - Fever (280 points)
5. Scorpion Pan Reflections - Long Time (279 points)
6. Gonzales Sheikers - Too Real (275 points)
7. Chord Masters - No Wuk For Carnival (275 points)
8. Trinidad Nostalgic - Ooh La La (274 points) 
8. Shades In Steel - Ah Want It (274 points)
10. T&T Defence Force - This Party Is It (272 points)
11. La Famille United - Unknown Band (269 points)
11. Pan Jammers - Chutney Bacchanal (269 points)
11. Scrunters Pan Groove - Symptoms (269 points)
14. La Creole Pan Groove - Unknown Band (268 points)
15. Curepe Polyphonics - Sweet Pan (267 points)
16. Uni Stars - Rain Melody (266 points)
16. Hope Pan Groovers - Nah Do Dat (266 points)
16. City Sun Valley - All Night Tonight (266 points)
16. New Vision - Ben Lion (266 points)

Scholarship Opportunity Available!‏


Music of the Large Band 2015 Panorama Finalists

Pan Music Large Band 2015 Finalists

Music of the Medium Band 2015 Panorama Finalists

Music of the Medium Band category finalists

2015 Soca Monarch Results

Groovy Monarch Competition:
1st Olatunji Yearwood

2nd Farmer Nappy
3rd Ricardo Drue
4th Destra Garcia

Power Monarch Competition:
1st Machel Montano

2nd Iwer "King" George
3rd Granny
4th Shurwayne Winchester

Breakout Artiste of the Year:
1st Sekon Sta
2nd Five Star Akil

Friday, February 13, 2015

2015 Panorama Large Band Finals - Order of Appearance

#1 Renegades - “Jam Dem Hard”
#2 Phase II Pan Groove - “Happiness”
#3 Desperadoes - “Pan Hooray”
#4 Fonclaire - “Sweet 50”
#5 Trinidad All Stars - “Unquestionable”
#6 Silver Stars - “Edwin’s Legacy”
#7 Tropical Angel Harps - “Pan For Beethoven”
#8 Skiffle - “Celebration”
#9 Exodus - “De Puna Band”
#10 Invaders - “This Melody Sweet”

2015 Panorama Medium Band Finals - Order of Appearance

#1 Couva Joylanders - “Feeling It”   
#2 Melodians - “Don’t Stop This Party”
#3 Laventille Sound Specialists of Laventille - “Nah Do That”     
#4 Tobago Buccooneers - “Rainorama”
#5 Western Stars Philharmonics - “Dis Melody Sweet” 
#6 Pan Elders - “Party Time”
#7 Steel Xplosion - “Du Du Yemi”  
#8 Arima Angel Harps - “Toco Band”
#9 Valley Harps - “Outta De Box”
#10 Curepe Scherzando - “Bass Man”
#11 Katzenjammers - “Say Say”

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2015 Panorama Small Band Finals - Order of Appearance

#1 Supernovas Steel Orchestra - “Dr. Samaroo”
#2 Laventille Serenaders - “Chords”
#3 Arima Golden Symphony Steel Orchestra - Ah Feeling”
#4 Longdenville Claytones - “Free Up”  
#5 Crescendoes Musicale - “The Hammer”
#6 Our Boys Steel Orchestra - “Ah Feeling”
#7 Tornadoes Steel Orchestra - “Kaka Roach”
#8 Golden Hands Steel Orchestra - “Pan In D Galaxy”
#9 New Generation - “Bee’s Melody”  
#10 Moods  Steel Orchestra - “Don’t Stop This Party”

2015 Panorama Single Pan Finals - Order of Appearance


SINGLE PAN
1. Trinidad Nostalgic
2. La Creole Pan Groove
3. Gonzales Sheikers
4. Trinidad East Side Symphony
5. Scorpion Pan Reflections
6. Pan Jammers
7.T & T Defence Force
8. Uni Stars
9. Shades in Steel
10. Curepe Polyphonics
11. New Vision
12. San Juan East Side Symphony
13. Hope Pan Groovers
14. Scrunter’s Pan Groove
15. T & T Fire Service
16. La Famille United
17. Marsicans
18. Chord Masters
19. City Sun Valley

Friday, February 6, 2015

Video Alert: 3canal - "RAW"

Video Alert: Benjai - Phenomenal

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Fantastic Friday - Power Soca Monarch Finalists - Performance Positions

1. Shurwayne Winchester - "Shake it"



2. Squeeze Head /Shal Marshall - "Turbo Charge"



3. KI - "Flags"



4. Patrice Roberts - "Trouble"



5. Mr.Killa - "When We Reach"



6. Granny - "Go Granny"



7. Snakey - "Cyah Rhyme"



8. Iwer "King" George - "Play D Mas"



9. Machel Montano - (DEFENDING CHAMPION)


10. Blaxx - "Maddest Crew"



11. Kernal Roberts - "Excitement"

Fantastic Friday - Groovy Soca Monarch Finalists - Performance Postions

1. 5 Star Akil - "Noise"



2. Chow Chow - "Saga Boy"



3. Erphaan Alves - "Tanty"



4. Chucky - "Doh Take It On"



5. Blaxx - "Place in Life"



6. Skinny Fabulous - "Anywhere Dat We Step"




7. Destra - "Lucy"



8. Nadia Baston - "Cooler Fete"



9. Farmer Nappy - "My House"



10. Ricardo Drue - "Vagabond"



11. Benjai - "Phenomenal"



12. Lyrikal - "Cloud 9"



13. Leadpipe & Saddis - "Ah Feeling"


14. Fadda Fox - "Ducking"



15. Olatunji Yearwood - "Ola"

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday Night LOL

2015 Calypso Monarch Semi-Finalists




2015 Panorama - Large Band Finalists

1.Trinidad All Stars - 270.5
2. Phase II Pan Groove - 268
3. Renegades - 267
4. Exodus - 265
5. Fonclaire - 264
6. Silver Stars - 263
6. Tropical Angel Harps 263
8. Invaders - 262
9. Skiffle - 260
10. Desperadoes - 259

2015 Panorama - Medium Band Finalists

1. Pan Elders - 278
2. Buccooneers - 274
3. Sound Specialist - 270
4. Steel Xplosion - 270
5. Couva Joylanders - 269
6. Katzenjammers - 267
7. Melodians - 266
8. Curepe Scherzando - 264
9 Arima Angel Harps - 260
10. Valley Harps - 259
10. Western Stars Philharmonics - 259

Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 Panorama - Small Band Finalists

1) Supernovas 273            
2) New Generation 269           
3) Arima Golden Symphony 268            
3) Laventille Serenaders 268          
3) Our Boys 268            
6) Longdenville Claytones 266          
6) Tornadoes 266            
8) Crescendoes Musicale 265          
8) Golden Hands 265            
10) Moods 264

2015 Panorama - Single Pan Finalists

1) San Juan East Side Symphony 285
2) T&T Fire Service 281
3) Marsicans 278
4) Scorpion Pan Reflections 276
4) Trinidad East Side Symphony 276
6) T&T Defence Force 274
7) City Sun Valley 271
7) Scrunter's Pan Groove 271
9) Hope Pan Groove 270
9) Gonzales Sheikers 270
11) Pan Jammers 269
12) La Famile United 268
12) Uni Stars 268
14) Shades In Steel 267
14) Trinidad Nostalgic 267
16) Curepe Polyphonics 264
16) La Creole Pan Groove 264
16) New Vision 264
16) Chord Masters 264

2015 Chutney Soca and Traditional Chutney Winners - Ravi B & Rikki Jai

https://www.facebook.com/103fmTrinidad/photos/pcb.818012618248622/818011788248705/?type=1&theater

CHUTNEY SOCA MONARCH WINNERS
1st - RAVI B & RIKKI JAI
2nd - KI Persad
3rd - Nishard M
4th - Crazy
5th - Saleem Beharry

TRADITIONAL CHUTNEY WINNERS
1st - RAVI B & RIKKI JAI
2nd - Rooplal G
3rd - Drupatee Ramgoonai
4th - Rasika Dindial
5th - Rakesh Yankaran






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