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Fete Calendar for Trinidad Carnival 2016

Fete Calendar for Trinidad Carnival 2016

Here are the fete calendars for Trinidad Carnival 2016. It’s a recession, so gone are the days where we could hit as many fetes as we want.  Chose wisely… And for those of us who cannot make it for Trinidad Carnival 2016, some of the fetes will be streamed live online so keep checking this(…)

Soca Chutney Monarch Semis live streaming now

Soca Chutney Monarch Semis live streaming now

Listen to Chutney Soca Monarch Semi Finals competition 2016 live tonight. They will be alternating the traditional and soca-chutney performances throughout the night. Get the audio here: http://www.103fm.net/live-stream-2/  

Toronto Carnival Grand Parade is DEAD

Toronto Carnival Grand Parade is DEAD

Let’s talk about the unmitigated disaster that was Toronto Carnival’s Grand Parade 2015. The parade started off the way it always does.  Beautiful carnival costumes filled the CNE grounds and DJs played the same 5 songs over and over.  The parade ended the same way it did last year.  Stormers flooded the route and forced(…)

Photos from Toronto Carnival 2015

Photos from Toronto Carnival 2015

Photos from Toronto Carnival 2015.  Thanks as always to @SoulRebelTO for these amazing shots. If you need to reach our photographer then please email michael@theblacklens.com

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

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(…)