Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

The Toronto Revellers, led by Jamaal Magloire, set the 2024 Toronto Caribbean Carnival season ablaze with their grand band launch of “GAIA: Mother of All Life” at the upscale Parkview Manor Banquet Hall. A crowd of just under 1,000 was treated to a spectacle of colourful costumes and captivating performances, showcasing the Revellers’ innovative take […]

Grenadian maestro James Clarkson lauded on 80th birthday

Grenadian maestro James Clarkson lauded on 80th birthday

By Lincoln DePradine Well-known Toronto-based saxophonist and arranger, Michael “Skell’’ Redhead described a colleague – who once arranged music for the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force band – as “one of the world’s greatest musicians’’. Redhead was referring to James Clarkson who, at 17, left his homeland Grenada to join the West India Regiment unit […]

LUX Carnival’s Northern Lights Illuminates Toronto Carnival

LUX Carnival’s Northern Lights Illuminates Toronto Carnival

LUX Carnival, a beacon of creativity and cultural celebration in Canada’s carnival scene, hosted its much-anticipated 2024 Toronto Carnival Costume Showcase at The Avenue Banquet Hall in Vaughan last Friday night. Themed “Northern Lights,” the event was a testament to LUX’s commitment to blending art with history and culture, offering an elegant evening filled with […]

Toronto Carnival unveils exciting changes for 2024

Toronto Carnival unveils exciting changes for 2024

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting celebration of Caribbean culture, known for its colorful parades, lively music, and spirited dance. As the festival approaches, Jennifer Hirlehey, Chair of the Festival Management Committee, along with CEO Mischka Crichton and GM Adrian Charles of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, seeks to clarify some misconceptions and share exciting […]

Revellers to launch mesmerizing ‘GAIA: Mother of All Life’ 

Revellers to launch mesmerizing ‘GAIA: Mother of All Life’ 

Big is not a big enough word to describe this Saturday night’s bandlaunch. Toronto Revellers will be the first “Big” band launch of the 2024 Toronto Caribbean Carnival season as they present “GAIA: Mother of All Life”. If the Revellers sell out the Parkview Manor banquet hall, and apparently, a thousand wannabe revellers will see […]

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival 2024 set for US Memorial Day Weekend

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival 2024 set for US Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrating the colourful Caribbean culture and the essence of unity, the forthcoming annual festival pledges an extraordinary experience for individuals from all walks of life. Scheduled for the Memorial Day Weekend (May 26 – 29), the 37th Atlanta Caribbean Carnival eagerly anticipates the convergence of communities, artists, and enthusiasts from the Caribbean diaspora and beyond. […]

King & Queen, Pan Alive shows moving from Lamport Stadium to Exhibition Place?

King & Queen, Pan Alive shows moving from Lamport Stadium  to Exhibition Place?

By Strephen Weir There it goes! Or are we reading this correctly? Is the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival King and Queen competition a goner after over twenty years at the Lamport Stadium? Earlier this week, the Festival Management Committee sent out an update on what is planned for this summer’s carnival. A copy landed on […]

Mas in Iqaluit? No kidding

Mas in Iqaluit? No kidding

By Stephen Weir The people of Iqaluit should call it Arctic Mas after a weekend of Caribbean carnival costumes and live music in the city of snow (and more snow). And there are plans in the works for an Easter weekend redux! Earlier this month, costume maker and carnival leader Thea Jackson borrowed an oversized […]

Carnival and cricket on Blue Jays’ home plate in May and July

Carnival and cricket on Blue Jays’ home plate in May and July

By Stephen Weir Attention carnival revellers who are also baseball enthusiasts, the Toronto Blue Jays are set to bring a pair of Caribbean special events to Rogers Centre with their much-anticipated 2024 Blue Jays Caribbean Carnival night at the baseball stadium. This marks the third consecutive year for the Blue Jays Caribbean Carnival, scheduled for […]

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