Guardian Angels Rule the Road for Toronto Carnival 2014

Guardian Angels Rule the Road for Toronto Carnival 2014

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(…)

Photos from Toronto Carnival 2014 – Part 1

Photos from Toronto Carnival 2014 – Part 1

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 michael@theblacklens.com

How to prepare for Jab Jab Jouvert

How to prepare for Jab Jab Jouvert

As many of you know, I was unable to go to Trinidad Carnival this year.  That means I missed J’ouvert 🙁  To make up for that, we will be heading down to Jab Jab Jouvert on Friday so that I can get my J’ouvert fix! So for those J’ouvert newbies who are also coming up(…)

See Alison Hinds performing live at Nathan Phillips Square

See Alison Hinds performing live at Nathan Phillips Square

It’s starting to feel a little more tropical in Toronto, and that can only mean one thing: time for the TD IRIE Music Festival. This city-wide free music festival celebrates African-Canadian culture with music, dance, spoken word, literature, art, food and drink from the Caribbean and across the African Diaspora, with this year’s headliners including the likes of Alison(…)

Unofficial Toronto Kiddies Carnival Results with Scores

Unofficial Toronto Kiddies Carnival Results with Scores

Here are the unofficial Junior Parade results per Stephen Weir, PR for the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival: Junior King 1st place – Malik Adams, Dragon Rider, Dexter Seusahai’s Tribal Carnival. Band theme: Secret of Wingz. Final Point Total 254 2nd place – Fabian Lee, Aztec Water God, Louis Saldenah – Mas K Club. Band theme:(…)

Glitter your Carnival Boots- cheap and easy

Glitter your Carnival Boots- cheap and easy

What you’ll need: Boots/Sneakers – I had an old pair of boots in the closet.  I was probably going to throw them out so why not re-purpose it! Elmers Glue All – I bought the 950ml bottle from Walmart online and had a lot leftover.  Cost was $9.  You can buy the smaller 150ml bottle for $2.  And(…)

Unofficial Results from Toronto Kiddies Carnival 2014

Unofficial Results from Toronto Kiddies Carnival 2014

The official results from this weekend’s Toronto Carnival Junior Parade has not been released as yet but here are the unofficial results as reported by various bands and social media sites. Junior Band of the Year 1. Carnival Nationz 2. Saldenah 3. Toronto Revellers   Junior Queen 1. Carnival Nationz 2. Saldenah 3. Tribal Carnival(…)

Toronto Kiddies Carnival Parade 2014 Photos

Toronto Kiddies Carnival Parade 2014 Photos

We are back from Toronto Caribbean Carnival Kiddies Parade and starting to edit photos.  Enjoy this first look and make sure to keep checking the album as more photos will be added. Parents, you can purchase prints or digital downloads from www.theblacklens.com For full album click here http://www.theblacklens.com/2014/Toronto-Kiddies-Carnival-2014/  If you want to contact our photographer please(…)

Its not too late to play mas for Toronto Carnival

Its not too late to play mas for Toronto Carnival

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(…)

Parade Route for Toronto Carnival 2014

Parade Route for Toronto Carnival 2014

Here is the official parade map for Toronto Carnival 2014.  The route is longer than last year which answers the people’s cry for “MORE ROAD”.  What I really want to know if will they answer the masqueraders’ cry for “Better crowd control and less stormers”… The Festival Management Committee estimates that the extended route is(…)