Trinbago Day celebration in Ottawa on Sunday

Trinbago Day celebration in Ottawa on Sunday

Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago from Toronto and Montreal will join those from Ottawa and other  parts of Canada  in the nation’s capital for Trinbago Day celebration on Sunday. The event  presented by the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission and the Trinidad and Tobago Association  of Ottawa, will be held at  Lansdowne Park. Organizers say […]

Daisy Peterson Sweeney dies at 97

Daisy Peterson Sweeney dies at 97

Canadian music teacher Daisy Elitha Peterson Sweeney who taught some of the most notable Canadian pianists, including her brother, the late Oscar Peterson, died in Montreal on Friday. She was 97. Sweeny co-founded the Montreal Black Community Youth Choir (now called the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir) with Trevor W. Payne in 1974. She earned a music diploma from […]

Saldenah wins ‘ Band of the Year’ – again

Saldenah wins ‘ Band of the Year’ – again

“Celebration Time” from Louis Saldenah’s Mas-K Club was adjudged ” Band of the Year”  at the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2017. Saldenah’s band has placed first in the annual competition 18 times and has been a runner-up 12 times. In  this year’s Big Band category (bands with more than 750 members) Toronto Revellers was the […]

‘Lil’ Nation’ wins Band of the Year title

‘Lil’ Nation’ wins Band of the Year title

The Carnival Nationz’s band, “Lil’ Nation,” was adjudged Band of the Year at the 2017 Junior Carnival and Family Day in the Malvern community in Scarborough on Saturday. ” Lil’ Nation,” led by Marcus Eustace, also won the Western Union People’s Choice Award. “Venom Carnival”  placed second in the competition and third place went to […]

Entertainment in true Caribbean style

Entertainment in true Caribbean style

Paul Keens-Douglas in Concert with Dance Caribe Performing Company Review by Meegan Scott Celebration, entertainment, therapy, recall and homage in true Caribbean style. An apt description for the concert which  brought the Caribbean, its culture and popular artistic performances to Riverdale Collegiate Institute in Toronto with grandeur and flair two Saturdays ago. I had the […]

Canada-Caribbean artists and musicians to perform at CARIFESTA

Canada-Caribbean artists and musicians to perform  at CARIFESTA

A group of more than 60 musicians and artists from Toronto’s Caribbean community  will take part in this year’s Caribbean Festival of Arts  (CARIFESTA XIII) to be held in Barbados  August 18-27. The Canada-Caribbean Carifesta Contingent, as the group is called,” will present in music, theatre, dance, spoken word and storytelling,” said Rhoma Spencer, artistic […]

Show horses strut their stuff in Mississauga

Show horses strut  their stuff in Mississauga

Okay readers. Quick now. What do you get when you put 65 horses and 124 performers  on a 17,500- square- foot stage with a 58,000-square-foot big top, 70 tons of rigging  and 40,000 gallons of water? What you get is an extraordinary performance of Odeysseo  by Cavalia Last Friday I had the pleasure of witnessing  this  performance  in Mississauga  next to […]

Mr. Tim Tim : Keeping the culture alive

Mr. Tim Tim : Keeping the culture alive

Remember Mr. Tim Tim? Well, he’s back in Toronto for a concert on Saturday (two shows) with the Dance Caribe Performing Company at the Riverdale Collegiate Institute. Caribbean storyteller and motivational speaker Paul Keens-Douglas,  popularly known as Mr. Tim Tim (one of the enduring characters in his collection of stories), will be telling tales that  […]

First girl to enter Queen’s Royal College tells her story

First girl to enter Queen’s Royal College tells her story

By Lincoln DePradine Under colonial rule, the European government administrators established all-male secondary schools across the Caribbean. One such school was Queen’s Royal College (QRC) in Trinidad, whose graduates have included former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr Eric Williams; renowned historian and author C.L.R. James; Nobel Laureate, author V.S. Naipaul; economist Lloyd Best; and […]

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