Children among 10 people injured at carnival street party

Children among 10 people injured  at carnival street party

Two children are among at least 10 people injured in a shooting at a carnival street party in Manchester in northern England before dawn on Sunday. The incident  occurred after the end of the first day of the two-day annual Caribbean Carnival  which had started with a parade involving local schools and community groups. Celebrations were set […]

Cancellation of Carnival Kingdom leaves ticket holders angry and disappointed

Cancellation of Carnival Kingdom leaves ticket holders  angry and disappointed

Less than two hours before a soca concert in Vaughan was due to start on Saturday night, the show was  cancelled, leaving thousands of ticket holders angry and disappointed. Carnival  Kingdom, hosted by Summer of Sound (SOS)  Fest Inc, was to be held at the Improve Canada outdoor entertainment complex, starting at  9 p.m. But […]

Sally wins ‘Band of the Year’ – again

Sally wins ‘Band of the Year’ – again

By Lincoln DePradine Victory always leaves a sweet taste, even when you are an ace mas’ band leader like Louis Saldenah, who now has captured 19 “Band of the Year” titles at  the Toronto carnival. “It’s always great to win,’’ Trinidad-born Saldenah told the Caribbean Camera. “It’s great for the volunteers, the workers, the section […]

Pan Fantasy wins again at Pan Alive

Pan Fantasy wins again at  Pan Alive

After  winning the  Ontario Steelpan Association ‘s Pan Alive competition for last six  years in a row, Pan Fantasy, led by  Wendy Jones, was adjudged  winner of the 2018 competition held last Friday at  Lamport Stadium in Toronto. Pan  Fantasy, playing Hulk, was one of eleven steelbands which took part in the competition which was […]

Kevin Small wins Best Festival Design award at Kadooment

Kevin Small wins Best Festival Design award at Kadooment

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -For the second year in a row, Fifth Element band leader and designer Kevin Small took home the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer at Kadooment. AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to PrintShare to EmailShare to MoBridgetown,Barbados  –For the second year in a row, Fifth Element band leader and […]

Time for action to deal with perennial problems

Congratulations are in order to carnival bandleader Louis  Ronald Saldenah, mas’ man extraordinaire, who copped the “Band of the Year” title at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival 2018. Louis Saldenah has now won the title 19 times – an achievement of which another notable bandleader, his father, the late Harold Saldenah, would have been justly […]

King and queen of carnival to be crowned at Lamport Stadium

King and queen of carnival to be crowned at Lamport Stadium

Extravagant costumes and talented masqueraders will be in the spotlight at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival King and Queen Showcase tomorrow night. The event at Allan Lamport Stadium in Toronto’s Liberty Village will present the creative works of masqueraders, designers and engineers of the authentic costumes that are recognized worldwide, says a news release from […]

Young champs star at Calypsoca Extravaganza

Young champs star at Calypsoca Extravaganza

By Oscar Wailoo Last Sunday, calypso, the music that is the heartbeat of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, took centre stage for the “Calypsoca Extravaganza 2018: The Evolution.”  The annual show is staged by Organization of Calypso Performing Arts (OCPA), the outfit that maintains and nurtures one of the Caribbean’s most loved art forms. This year […]

Bacchanal in Centennial Park on Sunday

Bacchanal in Centennial Park on Sunday

By Stephen Weir Actors, stick fighters, stilt walkers and calypso stars will “dingolay” in Centennial Park  in Scarborough at  the Ol’ Time Carnival, Bacchanal in d’ Plantation Yard! on Sunday afternoon. The show tells the story about how the Trinidad carnival started. “ Ol’ Time Carnival came about after I met a young woman who […]

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