Canadian contingent makes lasting impact at CARIFESTA

Canadian contingent makes lasting impact at CARIFESTA

By Dayo Kefentse The contingent representing Canada during the 14th edition of The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) will be remembered as a unique and trendsetting addition to the festival. Canada was the only country with a Caribbean diaspora delegation participating in this year’s festival.  The 10-day feast of Caribbean culture held in Trinidad and […]

Caribbean Tales Picks 21 for Incubator Program

Caribbean Tales Picks 21 for Incubator Program

Caribbean Tales has announced the twenty-one (21) filmmakers that will take part in the Tenth Annual CaribbeanTales Market Incubator (CTI) in partnership with The Caribbean Development Bank, Ontario Creates and Telefilm Canada, and with support from the National Film & Video Foundation of South Africa.  At the annual Big Pitch, they will compete for prizes […]

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 […]

Great Festival, but what about that Parade anyway?

Great Festival, but what about that Parade anyway?

By Stephen Weir Three months ago, plans for the 2019 Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Caribana for all us old timers) had all the makings of a plan for a funeral parade.  The festival had lost Peeks, its name-sponsor, and behind the scene sources said that the Smart Phone App had not ponied up the total monies […]

Gibbs Brothers bring Bajan folk/calypso to Harbourfront

Gibbs Brothers bring  Bajan folk/calypso to Harbourfront

By Nicole Georges: Roger and John Gibbs of “Sandpebbles” fame look forward to entertaining long-time fans and new audiences with all original music, at the upcoming Barbados on the Water Festival, at the Harbourfront (August 16-18). Now known as The Gibbs Brothers, Roger and John Gibbs plan to showcase songs of the Caribbean calypso and […]

Ja going strong in Sweden

Ja going strong in Sweden

Members of Sweden’s small Jamaican community turned out at Lappis Beach in Stockholm on August 6 to celebrate their country’s Independence Day. The crowd, estimated at 1,300, enjoyed a day of cultural fare and live performances from Agent Sasco, Jamaican artiste Stein, British rapper Mettal, local act Gelica, as well as dance groups from Stockholm […]

Parade organisers need to go back to the drawing board

Parade organisers need to go back to the drawing board

By Staff Writer Well, another Carnival has come and gone; but the heated exchanges over the festival continue. And 2019 is as heated as it gets where the parade, the highlight of the festival, is concerned. Although opinions vary depending on the interest of the observer/participant, the prevailing view among spectators, especially those who sat […]

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