Miami Junior Carnival bigger and better than ever

Miami Junior Carnival bigger and better than ever

Photos by: Jetta Photo Miami Carnival kicked off in style when the children of South Florida got their chance to celebrate their Caribbean culture. The young masqueraders (age 14 and under) paraded around Central Broward Regional Park, dancing in their brightly colored costumes to classic Caribbean Soca music. With more than ten junior masquerade bands, […]

Nicholas Guy wins Ontario Science Centre award for King Costume

Nicholas Guy wins Ontario Science Centre award for King Costume

By Stephen Weir Summertime memories of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade may have begun to fade, but for fans of the Caribbean Arts one memory will never disappear.  Who can forget Heart Beat of the Thrill of Life, the incredible King Costume worn by first time designer Nicholas Guy at the August King and Queen […]

FMC, Carnival & Caribana was the talk at York U

By Lincoln DePradine   More than a dozen years after the City of Toronto withdrew funding from the Caribbean Cultural Committee (CCC) and assigned the festival’s management and operation to the FMC, disagreement still exists on how, as well as who facilitated the transition of ownership. “The FMC is just managing something to make money […]

New York Caribbean Carnival ready for the road

New York Caribbean Carnival ready for the road

NEW YORK – The Brooklyn based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) has kicked off its 2019 Caribbean Carnival with performances and displays by dance troupes, stilt dancers, a steel pan ensemble, soca artistes and costume bands, among others. Hundreds of Caribbean nationals attended the opening event last Thursday during which WIADCA also presented […]

CARIFESTA the 14th edition

CARIFESTA  the 14th edition

Trinidad and Tobago is hosting the Caribbean Festival of Arts, commonly known as CARIFESTA, or 10 days from August 16-25. CARIFESTA is an international multicultural event organized on a periodic basis by the countries of the Caribbean. The main purpose is to gather artists, musicians, authors, and to exhibit the folkloric and artistic manifestations of […]

Roger Gibbs bids goodbye to Toronto Caribbean Carnival (FMC)

Roger Gibbs bids goodbye to Toronto Caribbean Carnival (FMC)

By Stephen Weir   When September rolls around the Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s Festival Management Committee (FMC) will lose one of its original members. Bajan Canadian Calypsonian Roger Gibbs has reached the end of his formal board term.  After years of giving sage advice to Carnival, Gibbs will no longer be part of the management team […]

FMC names Aneesa Oumarally as new CEO

FMC names Aneesa Oumarally as new CEO

According to an August 12th press release, the Festival Management Committee (FMC), which stages the Toronto Caribbean Carnival (TCC), has appointed Mrs. Aneesa Oumarally as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position was previously held by Richard de Lima. Oumarally is a current board member of FMC, and chaired the Governance Committee for the […]

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