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 […]

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 […]

Reggae Sumfest named among the world’s top 10 festivals

Reggae Sumfest named among the world’s top 10 festivals

Canadian-based online travel agency Flight Network has named Reggae Sumfest among the top 10, on a list of 36 Global Festivals in 2017. The world-renowned reggae festival, which ranked ninth on the list, will take place from July 16-22 in Montego Bay. The list, which was compiled from events from around the world offering patrons […]

The Eddie Bullen Band plays jazz to sold-out Chinese audiences

The Eddie Bullen Band plays jazz to sold-out Chinese audiences

Toronto-based Grenada-born pianist and composer Eddie Bullen is now on a two-week “musical tour” of China with his ensemble, the Eddie Bullen Band. During the current tour, the  ensemble which  has performed in various cities across Canada and many parts of the Caribbean, is playing contemporary jazz from Bullen’s original material featured on his albums […]

Baron a ‘ no show” at Canada Day concert

Baron a ‘ no show” at Canada Day concert

Veteran calypsonian Baron (Timothy Watkins),the “sweet soca man” hailing from Trinidad, who was billed as one of the headliners at a Canada Day concert  in  the Greater Toronto Area did not show up for the event on Saturday – to the great disappointment of his fans. Baron and Jamaican artiste Sanchez, a popular singer whose […]

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