Sunday, August 29, 2010

T&T Carnival 2K11 Band Launches...... break is over......

Big band launches and registration for T&T Carnival 2K11 are in full swing. Tribe is already sold out (no real surprise there) but there are still plenty of other bands to check out.

Here is listing of bands that have launched and that have updated their websites with costume galleries:

DreamTeam, Showtime, and Ronnie and Caro have also launched but their websites haven't been updated yet.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Toronto Revellers Appreciation Lime

Toronto Revellers! Let's Dance, Last Chance...
FREE "Appreciation Blocko"

Sunday August 22, 2010 | 4 to 7 pm

We would like to thank YOU the supporters of the Toronto Revellers... the Peoples Band as we celebrate a successful 2010 Caribana Season!

Come on out one last time, 'Cause There Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

at the Toronto Revellers Mas Camp
1530 Birchmount Road, Unit 21, Scarborough

Music By: Infinity Sound Crew and DJ Revz

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Doh stop de palancin' continues!!!

Playing mas in Toronto is a pretty sweet deal!!! We are very lucky.......playing mas here not only affords you the joy of CARIBANA but you also get to play mas for HAMILTON CARNIVAL and BARRIE CARIBFEST. And if you're a Carnival Nationz masquerader like myself then you can use your costume at Miami Carnival too.

Where else in the world could you use your costume up to FOUR times......seems like a pretty sweet deal to me!!!

So that being said Hamilton Carnival is this weekend so fluff those feathers and bring out the glitter.....we PALANCIN' again. (Note: Barrie's Caribfest is next weekend)

But wait maybe your band is actually taking part in Brampton's West-Fete.....that's this weekend too!!

But then again maybe you're going way way out west to Alberta. The folks out in Edmonton will also be parading for CARIWEST.
Wherever you are.......enjoy the festivities and soak up the culture.

Festival websites:
Hamilton MardiGras Carnival -
Barrie Caribfest -
Brampton West Fete Carnival -

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CP24 Caribana Ratings Release

August 3, 2010

More Than 1.1 Million Viewers “Feel De Vibe” By Tuning into CP24’s Exclusive Coverage of the SCOTIABANK CARIBANA 2010 PARADE

– Viewership of CP24’s SCOTIABANK CARIBANA 2010 PARADE reports 200% more viewers compared to 2009 –

Toronto, ON (August 3, 2010) – On Saturday, CP24’s exclusive live coverage of the SCOTIABANK CARIBANA 2010 PARADE rivalled the estimated number of parade spectators, attracting an astonishing 1.123 million viewers to the coverage of the parade, close to a 200% increase over its 2009 viewership. Live parade coverage began at 2 p.m. with 503,000 viewers watching all or some part of the parade live on CP24.CP24 is in the second year of a three-year exclusive broadcast media partnership with Scotiabank Caribana.

“CP24 is proud to serve as the ‘eyes and ears’ of Toronto, and our coverage of Scotiabank Caribana 2010 is reflective of the cultural richness of our great city,” said Bob McLaughlin, Vice President and General Manager, CP24. “No matter what is happening in Toronto, CP24 is always with viewers, and we are delighted that the viewers are also with us.”

About Scotiabank Caribana
The Scotiabank Caribana Festival is an exciting two-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Now in its 42nd year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Caribana is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney and Steel Pan music. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America’s largest outdoor festival.

About CP24
CP24 is Toronto’s source for breaking news. Following the mantra “we’re always with you,” viewers can watch CP24 on television, listen on the radio, and follow along online at The station is owned by CTV Inc, a division of CTVglobemedia.


* Source: BBM Canada

For more information, contact:
Patricia Garcia, CTV Inc., 416-384-4526 or
Emily Young Lee, CTV Inc., 416-384-3004 or

Monday, August 2, 2010

2010 Band of the Year Results

Saldenah Mas-K is the 2010 Caribana Band of the Year

Toronto, ON - Saturday July 31st, 2010 - The unofficial results were announced shortly after the 14th and final competing mas band crossed the judging stage at Exhibition Place earlier today.

The all-time most winning band Saldenah Mas-K Club added yet another 'Band of the Year' title, making the tally 16 for the record holder.

Mas Players International and new comer Tru Dynasty took top honors in the B&C Categories. See below for results.


A Category Band of the Year:
1. Saldenah Mas K (446 points)
2. Carnival Nationz (426)
3. Toronto Revellers (422)

B&C Category Band of the Year:
1. (tie) Mas Players Int'l (378 points)
1. (tie) Tru Dynasty (378)
3. Fantazia International (371)

2010 Pan Alive Results

Salah's Steelpan Academy are Pan Alive champions for the 4th consecutive year

Montreal based pan band Salah's Steel Orchestra managed to yet again beat out 12 other steel orchestras to record their fourth consecutive Pan Alive title.

Much of the 13 competing steel bands played the popular song "Battle Zone' as their song of choice, but in the end Salah's Steel Academy's rendition of the song (arranged by Salah Wilson) earned the top score.

The unofficial results from last nights competition at Lamport Stadium are below.

Rank . Band . Arranger . Score . Song
1st. Salah Steelpan Academy (Salah Wilson) - 289 - Battle Zone
2nd. Golden Harps International (Ed Peters) - 281 - Surrender
3rd. (TIE) Afropan Steelband (Earl LaPierre) - 280 - Battle Zone
3rd. (TIE) Panatics Steelband Network (Andrew Jackson) - 280 - Battle Zone
5th. (TIE) New Dimension (Andre Rouse) - 271 - Wild and Free
5th. (TIE) Pan Fantasy (Wendy Jones) - 271
7th. (TIE) Silhouettes Steel Orchestra (Danny Mosca) - 278 - Dus In Yuh Face
7th. (TIE) Symphonyx Steel Orchestra (Delano Thomas) - 278
9th. (TIE) Pan Masters (Tommy Crichlow) - 276
9th. (TIE) Jessie Ketchum (Cecil Clarke) - 276
9th. (TIE) Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra (Cathy Ferreira) - 276
12th. Metrotones Steel Orchestra (Carl James) - 262 - Surrender
13th. St. James
Youth Centre Steel Orchestra (Ken Bhagan) - 245

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