The BBPA and Little Jamaica present Sinting Fest

The BBPA and Little Jamaica present Sinting Fest

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) presents Sinting Fest from August 26-28, 2022. This free community event will celebrate Caribbean culture both locally and from around the Diaspora with food, fashion, music, and dance. Performers at the event will include Da’ville, Kairo McLean, Michie Mee, Jay Douglas, Rayzalution, and many more. The event will also host […]

‘Jumping up’ in Antigua

‘Jumping up’ in Antigua

By Anthony Joseph Anthony Joseph, publisher of The Caribbean Camera, was one of two Canadian media representatives who were in Antigua for the recent carnival as guests of the government of Antigua and Barbuda. Carnival Monday in Antigua started as most carnivals in the Caribbean except for one thing: some Antiguans held private morning “jams” […]

‘Sally’ wins 21st ‘band of the year’ title

‘Sally’ wins 21st ‘band of the year’ title

Louis Saldenah’s spectacular “Streets on fire” won “band of the year” at the Toronto Caribbean carnival which hit the road on July 30 last after a two-year hiatus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Saldenah, popularly known as Sally in mas’ playing circles, has now won the “band of the year” title 21 times. […]

Welcome back to de road

Welcome back to de road

  by Jamea Zuberi The Toronto Caribbean Carnival celebrated its Emerald 55th anniversary this year 2022 with the Grande Parade taking over Lake Shore Boulevard in Toronto last Saturday, after missing 2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers, the Festival Management Committee (FMC) board lead by chair Laverne Garcia, were welcomed back with […]

‘Sally’ wins ‘band of the year’ – again

‘Sally’ wins ‘band of the year’ – again

Louis Saldenah’s spectacular “Streets on fire” won “band of the year” at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival which hit the road on Saturday after a two-year hiatus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Saldenah, popularly known as Sally in mas’ playing circles, has now won the “band of the year” title 21 times. He first […]

NBA superstars Lebron James & Andrew Wiggins will host two Toronto Caribbean Carnival events

NBA superstars Lebron James & Andrew Wiggins will host two Toronto Caribbean Carnival events

The Elements Toronto, in affiliation with the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, presents an all-star lineup of events during carnival weekend. Now in its sixth year, the highly anticipated event, ‘Daylight’ hosted by NBA superstar Lebron James will take place on Friday, July 29th at Lavelle. Following the Grand Parade on Saturday, July 30th, is ‘Carnival Celebration,’ […]

‘Kaiso come back again’ but the hall was less than half full

‘Kaiso come back again’ but the hall was less than half full

For the first time since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, calypso was back onstage at the old Latvian Centre in Toronto on Saturday. But the hall was less than half full at the show put on by the Organization for Calypso Performing Arts in Canada (OCPA). And absent aficionados of the art form missed some […]

‘Caribana Mini Youth Parade’ a Mega Success

‘Caribana Mini Youth Parade’ a Mega Success

By Lincoln DePradine Learning about culture, history, pride through costume making The Caribana Arts Group (CAG) and Tropicana Community Services (TCS) have completed the second year of a project that is producing future generations of wire-benders and other creative talents to sustain the carnival culture, which originated in the Caribbean among enslaved Africans. Officials at […]

Jumping with Adidas in Carnival Nationz

Jumping with Adidas in Carnival Nationz

By Stephen Weir Going to Parade on Saturday and want to see something different? Check the feet on some of the Carnival Nationz crew who have traded in traditional mas costume shoes for comfy runners. Adidas Canada has teamed up the Carnival Nationz band to introduce runners onto da road. The popular shoe company is […]

Bring a non-perishable food donation to TD International Jerk Food and Music Festival

Bring a non-perishable food donation to TD International Jerk Food and Music Festival

Returning to an in-person event this summer is the 21st annual TD International Jerk Food and Music Festival at Centennial Park in Etobicoke, 256 Centennial Park Road from August 5th to August 7th with a giveback initiative to help families dealing with high grocery costs and food insecurity. JerkFest organizers are encouraging patrons to bring […]

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