Fantazia mas band will be back on the road again for Toronto Carnival 2016. They launched "Colours of Nature" last weekend for your consideration. For more information: http://www.fantaziainternational.net/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantazia09/?ref=br_tf
Carnival Costume Photos
While I was home studying last week, Saldenah Mas Band launched their presentation "Outta Africa" for Toronto Carnival 2016. You can pre-register online tomorrow (29 April 2016). See their website for instructions. You can check out the costumes here: https://www.facebook.com/teamsaldenah/?fref=ts http://www.saldenahcarnival.com/
For those still looking for a costume, Charm Carnival mas band still has spots available. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charm-Carnival/204713309659648
It's fan photo time! Email us your best pics from Toronto Carnival and we will post them to our album on facebook! You can msg them to us on facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org #Showmeyourworstbehaviour #carnivalbaby #bornwith it! You can see the full album here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.762547690469581.1073741875.205129872878035&type=1&l=747c52d0db Enjoy these fan photos!
My wish for her is that when she gets older she can play mas for Toronto Carnival and not worry about being harassed by stormers who feel it is their right to accost and manhandle masqueraders.
By about 1pm while waiting to cross stage #2, I started to get a headache. So I took off my headpiece and was looking for somewhere to put it down. Over to my left, on the other side of the fence was this pretty little girl watching the mas go by. She was absorbing it all with such a quiet intensity that I had to wave a few times to get her attention.And then I asked, "Would you like my headpiece?". Her eyes just lit right up and with Mom's permission and @SoulRebelTo's throwing arm we were able to get the headpiece over the barrier and into the hands of this very special#futuremasquerader. I look forward to a future where I am sitting in the bleachers and watching you cross the stage!
400 plus strong, Guardian Angels owned the road! The section which was designed by Candice Narinesingh was the first to sell out at Tribal Carnival (formerly Tribal Knights) and it was also the section to lead the band at both stages for Toronto Carnival. And I know why. Guardian Angels masqueraders came out to play play play play... I had pegged Guardian Angels as one of my favourite costumes for Caribana 2014. With it's orange and pink feathers and the heavily decorated bra and belt I knew it was going to be a winner with masqueraders. So I can tell you that I was thrilled to play with them! Costume pick up was smooth. Candice's husband, Rich, took care of us and we had no issues whatsoever with costume collection. There was a line when we arrived on the designated date but it moved at an acceptable pace. While in line, a fella dropped one of the jeweled belts on the floor and to my surprise not one bead fell off! That is workmanship! Nikki D who did my makeup. As always, she made me look my best and the makeup stayed on ALL DAY. If you have not had your Carnival makeup done by Nikki D as yet you are missing out. I have already booked my spot for Toronto Carnival 2015! After taking some photos of masqueraders in the holding area, we finally saw some Guardian Angels coming in through the entrance gate. I'm guess no one was in a rush as Tribal Carnival was set to hit the stage at position #5. A little while later, we left the meeting point and chipped up the road through Band #1, Toronto Revellers and the Scotiabank T-shirt band so that we could be photos at Stage #1. On our way, we bounced up with Mitzie Hunter the Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough- Guildwood and Associate Minister of Finance. Also on the road with Tribal Carnival was Mayoral Candidate Olivia Chow. And for those of you who do not know she has been playing mas for years! Who knew... After wining down and enjoying presentations from Toronto Revellers, Carnival Nationz, Saldenah, Fantazia and 2 steel pan bands, it was our turn to hit the stage. I nearly missed it as there was a line for the ladies washroom but after mad dash I met up with my section and it was time! And then it was LEVEL VIBES! Guardian Angels completely owned the road! The award for MOST VIBES goes to my Bajan liming partner. Dat gyul did not stop. Ah love it! The rest is just a blur of wining and jamming, chipping and waving. We stayed with the band till just after 2pm when we noticed stormers were infiltrating the parade. I am a woman who likes to be safe so we said our good byes and left. @SoulRebelTO and I want to say a special thanks to Candice and Rich and the whole Tribal Carnival family for showing us so much love on the road! Can't wait to do it all over again next year... We have created an album for the Guardian Angels section. You can view it here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.762404037150613.1073741873.205129872878035&type=3 http://www.theblacklens.com/2014/Toronto-Caribbean-Carnival-Par/And then it was just to prepare for the road on Saturday. I was very lucky to have 2 special little girls help me get ready for the parade. They came over on Friday. Each glittered one sneaker and applied nail polish for me. Asta did my left hand and right sneaker and Shreya did my right hand and left sneaker. Thank you ladies, you were amazing! We arrived at the CNE grounds just before 8am and met up with the incredible
Click here to view full album: http://www.theblacklens.com/2014/Toronto-Caribbean-Carnival-Par/. You can also order high quality photos without the watermark at: http://www.theblacklens.com/2014/Toronto-Caribbean-Carnival-Par/. Special thanks to Michael from The Black Lens for these amazing photos from Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2014. You can reach him at email@example.com
We are just 19 days away from chipping down Lakeshore Blvd to the sounds of sweet sweet soca. It's not too late to get in yuh section. Thus far, Saldenah is the only band to be completely sold out. But don't worry there are many bands with sections that are still available.
So find your costume and register now!
Bands still open for registration:Tribal Carnival - Secret of the Wingz http://tribalcarnival.com/ Fantazia International - Unleash Your Fantasy http://www.fantaziainternational.net/ Connections Mastumes - Forces of Nature http://www.tocarnival.com/ Carnival Nationz - Havana http://www.carnival-nationz.com/ Toronto Revellers - Road Warriors http://torontorevellers.com/ Carnival Revolutions - Visions in the Night firstname.lastname@example.org Concept Costume Creators - Precious Jewels http://conceptcostumecreators.com/ D'Regulars - Carnival Dreams http://www.deregulars.com/
Here is a sneak peak from Harts Mas Band's upcoming presentation "Dominion of the Sun" for Trinidad Carnival 2015. Hart's band launch is scheduled for Friday 27th June, 2014 at O2 Park in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. I'm not sure if it will be streaming live online but we will keep posted if we hear anything. As with past launches, I will be stuck here in Toronto. So, if there are any budding photographers going to the launch who would like to share their photos with us then please go ahead and send an email email@example.com