More Paint, More Mud, More Powder at Jab Jab Jouvert this Friday

More Paint, More Mud, More Powder at Jab Jab Jouvert this Friday

Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!  Jab Jab J’ouvert is the closest that you will get to the Trinidad J’ouvert experience.  The fete has moved to a different venue this year so we are expecting more paint, more mud, more powder!  And live performances… what more could you ask for? So grab your(…)

Don’t Miss the Kings and Queens Show

Don’t Miss the Kings and Queens Show

This is one of my must attend events for Toronto Carnival:  Kings and Queens Competition on Thursday 30 July, 2015 If you want to see the big costumes without the interference of stormers then this is the place for you. The Kings and Queens of the bands come out the play their big mas and be judged.(…)

Order of the Bands for Toronto Carnival 2015

Order of the Bands for Toronto Carnival 2015

Here is the official order of the Bands for Toronto Carnival 2015.  This year that have been ordered by size of band with the largest band going last.  Hopefully this will help with flow during the parade. None of the bands are sold out as yet, so you still have time to register! 1.  Durham(…)

TMBA loses in court case against FMC

The Toronto Mas Bands Association (TMBA) was unsuccessful in the court case they brought against the Festival Management Committee (FMC) who runs the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival. So what does that mean to the masqueraders, spectators and general public?  Well it means we can go along our merry way and buy our costumes for Toronto(…)

TMBA takes FMC to court

The Toronto Mas Bands Association has taken the Festival Management Committee to court. And the timing is interesting. On May 7th 2015, Louis Saldenah shared a news story published in The Caribbean Camera newspaper.  In this article, Chris Alexander, Chief Administrative Officer of the Festival Management Committee, is said to have confirmed that Saldenah mas(…)

Will Saldenah compete for Toronto Carnival 2015?

Will Saldenah compete for Toronto Carnival 2015?

With Saldenah Mas Band opening for registration today, I have been receiving lots of messages asking me what is really going on with Saldenah and their participation in Toronto Carnival.  Will they be competing?  Should I register for a costume and then what happens if they don’t get to participate? So here’s what we know:(…)

Saldenah Costumes for Toronto Carnival 2015

Saldenah Costumes for Toronto Carnival 2015

Saldenah Mas Band launched their presentation for Toronto Carnival 2015 last night.  We missed the reveal of  “The Chronicles of “Machel Montano” as I was stuck at home writing a paper school but I was happy to wake up to their online lookbook!  For some reason, Machel Montano’s section “Like Ah Boss” is not in(…)

Saldenah Mas Band Launch this Friday

Saldenah Mas Band Launch this Friday

Saldenah Mas Band will be launching the Chronicles of Machel Montano this Friday.  Both Machel and Anya Ayoung-Chee announced that they will be designing and bringing a section called “Like ah Boss” in the band so we look forward to the big reveal…. “@machelmontano: Look trouble now ! 17 time band of the year Louis(…)

Tribal Carnival Band Launch photos for Toronto Carnival 2015

Tribal Carnival Band Launch photos for Toronto Carnival 2015

Have a look at some of the costume choices from Tribal Carnival’s presentation “Animation” for Toronto Carnival 2015 For full album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.913762868681395.1073741881.205129872878035&type=1&l=bd2ec6af53  

Tribal Carnival to launch Animation this weekend

Tribal Carnival to launch Animation this weekend

Tribal Carnival will be kicking off Toronto’s band launch season this weekend with their presentation “Animation”. We’ve gotten a few teases so far.  My section leader from last year, Candice, is bringing out the section Frozen.  We had a blast with Candice’s section in 2014 and they took really great care of us, so I’m(…)

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