TD IRIE Music Festival celebrates 15th anniversary

TD IRIE Music Festival celebrates 15th anniversary

The 15th annual TD IRIE Music Festival gets underway  at Mississauga Celebration Square on Friday June 23. This two-day festival (June 23 to June 24) celebrates African-Canadian culture with music, dance, spoken word, art, food and drink from the Caribbean and across the African Diaspora. International and Canadian musicians representing genres from reggae, soca, and […]

Moses Revolution’s ‘Thank you Canada’ to be released June 19

Moses Revolution’s ‘Thank you Canada’  to be released June 19

When,  as a youngster, Moses Lewis started playing the drums with Sound Revolution in his native Trinidad, he didn’t have a career in music in mind. He’ll tell you he  just loved the drums. And so  he went on playing with the Sound Revolution for 22 years until the musical ensemble disbanded back in 1998. […]

It’s now Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival

It’s now Peeks Toronto Caribbean carnival

Back in 1967 it started out as Caribana. By the first decade of the twenty-first century it came to be known as the Toronto Caribbean carnival. Recently, it was called the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean carnival. And now as it gets ready to hit the streets of Toronto for its 50th anniversary, it ‘s called Peeks […]

Muhtadi Drumming Festival at Woodbine Park on the weekend

Muhtadi Drumming Festival  at Woodbine Park on the weekend

The 18th edition of Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF) will be held at Woodbine Park in Toronto on the weekend. The two-day festival  (June 3-4) is multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums, music and dance from many nations. One of the themes of this year’s festival  is “Canada […]

Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

  Toronto rapper Drake picked up 13 awards at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, beating the previous record of 12 held by Adele. Drake had earned 10 awards in early winners announced Sunday morning and won an 11th for top male artist in the first minutes of the show He beat out Beyoncé, […]

New mas’ sections to replace Iroquois in ‘Oh Canada’

New mas’ sections to replace Iroquois in ‘Oh Canada’

Bandleader Marcus Eustace confirmed yesterday that  he will not he having a section of Iroquois mas’  in his 2017  presentation of ” Oh Canada”  at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival., as originally planned. Instead, he will be  presenting   sections of  Amerindians  from his native Trinidad  and  Tobago  – the  Caribs and the Arawaks. As he pointed […]

Carnival Nationz is setting its sights on a fourth ‘band of the year’ title

Carnival Nationz is setting its sights on a fourth ‘band of the year’ title

Carnival Nationz  is sending  “shockwaves of excitement”  throughout  the Toronto carnival community with the launching  of  “Oh Canada.” Thousands showed up last Saturday at the mas’ camp at  Dynamic Boulevard in Scarborough  for the band launch where twelve sections were unveiled. As bandleader Marcus Eustace told the Caribbean Camera, “Oh Canada ” is a celebration of […]

Leading Toronto church steelbands to perform at Praise On Steel concert

Leading Toronto church steelbands to perform  at Praise On Steel concert

Praise on steel, the sixth annual concert of gospel music ” on pan,” organized by Pan Arts Network, will be held on Saturday at Canada Christian College on Gervais Drive in Don Mills, Toronto. Organizer Wendy Jones said that apart from the pannists, several other performers from the community will lend a Caribbean ambiance to […]

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

By Murissa Barrington It’s “Celebration Time” for Band leader Louis Saldenah as he launches his Carnival presentation of the same name for 2017. Hundreds packed into the Chandi Grand banquet hall in Toronto Saturday night for the band launch. This year Saldenah’s  band will be celebrating  both Toronto Carnival’s 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. […]

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