New York Annual Caribbean Carnival Parade cancelled

New York Annual Caribbean Carnival Parade cancelled

NEW YORK – The New York-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) has announced the cancellation of the annual carnival parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway this year amid concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Our plans are to do whatever we can –in the virtual world of COVID-19 communications – to sustain us all […]

Digital Carnival 202O is now as close as your phone

Digital Carnival 202O is now as close as your phone

The Digital 2020 Toronto Caribbean Carnival kicked off  on Canada Day, July 1, and you can  take in  the celebrations on your phone, tablet or computer during the entire month of July. “We are presenting (on line) a virtual festival that engages Carnival audiences who look forward every year to a summer of parties, music, […]

Canadian calypsonians ‘going virtual’ for Carnival

Canadian calypsonians  ‘going virtual’ for Carnival

No fewer than 22 calypsonians will be appearing in this year’s  Calypsoca Cabaret as part of tbe Festival Management Committee’s (FMC’s) virtual Caribbean Carnival 2020. Pat McNeilly (Panman Pat) chair of the Organization  of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA), told The Caribbean Camera that  among the performers who are registered for the Cabaret are some of […]

FMC pushes ahead with plans for a digital carnival

FMC  pushes ahead with plans for a digital carnival

By Stephen Weir The Festival Management Committee ( FMC), the organizer of  the Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020, is reported to  be pushing ahead with plans for its “digital jump up” beginning July 3rd with an official City Hall Proclamation of Toronto Caribbean Carnival Month. After the official opening, there will be four weeks of on-line […]

Toronto Caribbean carnival 2020 goes digital

Toronto Caribbean  carnival 2020 goes digital

By Stephen Weir Ooh la la costumes. Thundering pans. Sweet calypso. And while they are at it, throw in a few big name soca performers. Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020 is getting ready to digitally jump up and thumb noses at the Coronavirus  come July. While the annual summer festival in downtown Toronto has been cancelled […]

Will Toronto mas’ now become a thing of the past ?

Will Toronto mas’ now become a thing of the past ?

EDITORIAL Will Toronto mas’ now become a thing of the past ? Only last month, after we learned that  Toronto Caribbean  Carnival 2020 was cancelled, we asked in an editorial whether the carnival will survive the current COVID-19 global pandemic. As we pointed out then, many in Toronto’s Caribbean community  are strongly of the view […]

Grenada cancels Spicemas 2020

Grenada cancels Spicemas 2020

GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada has officially cancelled its 2020 Carnival celebrations, saying that the annual event could give rise to a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and further impact socio-economic growth in the twin-island nation. “Grenada, like the rest of the world, is dealing with the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19, not only on public […]

Former carnival bandleader dies in Mississauga at 81

Former carnival bandleader dies in Mississauga  at 81

  Former Toronto carnival bandleader, Arnold A. Hughes, died at the Credit Valley hospital in Mississauga on Thursday. He was  81. Hughes whose mas’ presentations won “band of the year ” twice at the Toronto Caribbean carnival, was taken to hospital last week after he fell at his home and suffered a head injury. Kathleen […]

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