MacFarlane teams up with Toronto mas band


Brian MacFarlane

Celebrated Trinidadian mas man Brian MacFarlane will be participating in Toronto Revellers’ 2013 presentation for Toronto Caribbean Carnival, Mas Never Dies, the band has announced.

MacFarlane, who won the Band of the Year at Trinidad Carnival in 2013, is recognized for his work both in the Caribbean and for his now famous presentation at the 2012 Olympics in London, United Kingdom.

Also in 2012, Mac Farlane was featured in an exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum on Trinidad Carnival and its reproduction in Diasporic Caribbean communities throughout the world. He is a record-holding Trinidad and Tobago carnival costume champion and in the last two decades, Mac Farlane has won countless awards and accolades for his awe-inspiring designs.
MacFarlane will not compete in the 2014 Trinidad carnival celebrations but will continue lending a hand to promote the growth and spread of the Caribbean carnival culture internationally.

“With Brian playing with us, it presents a unique opportunity for the people of Toronto to participate in the art of this visionary,” said Revellers bandleader Jamaal Magloire.

Gerard Weekes, the reigning King of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2013 Carnival from Brian Mac Farlane’s presentation, JOY the Finale, winning with his presentation entitled the “Joy of Friendship”, will also be assisting the Toronto Revellers with Mac Farlane’s designs.
The official Revellers band launch takes place on Saturday May 11th, 2013, at the Armenian Community Centre, 45 Hallcrown Place (Victoria Park Ave. & 401). The mas camp will be open soon after, located at 1001 Ellesmere Road.