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Thursday, May 24, 2007


Carnival Nationz band launch this weekend

Plenty people think Carnival Nationz, led by Curtis Eustace and his brother Marcus are going for a hat trick this year by winning the coveted Caribana band of the year tile for the 3rd time in a row. This might not sound that impressive until you hear that this will only be their third year as band leaders.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that these guys are an overnight success. They, like Marlon Singh of Callaloo, got their start as section leaders in Louis Saldenahs’ band and have both gone on to head their own successful enterprises.

Curtis is the same Mr Eustace that has won the most prestigious Trinidad King of the Bands title 8 times. I believe this ties him with Peter Samuel. (4 of these times were in a row…. also a record)

These guys have become such a huge force in Toronto. They are also promoters and have teamed up with other top Toronto Djs and Promoters like De Island boyz and D Bandit. They have put on huge fetes like Unite the nations, All Ah we, Memoirs of Soca, Boarding pass fete and plenty others. These are the parties that all of the younger crowd flocks to, Hence it was only natural that when they brought out their band 2 ago, the “youths” claimed this band as their own and have been supporting them in a big way.

To borrow a phrase from Pepsi, they are generation Next.

Their launch is this Saturday

Saturday May 26th, 2007
2-time defending Caribana “Band of the Year”
lCarnival Nationz Launches... it’s 2007 presentation…
"The Big TOP"

At: Next Level Nightclub – 11 Polson St (Docks Complex)
Featuring: D’Bandit ~ Court Jester ~ Soca Sweetness ~ Farmer’s Rhythm Section
Hosted by: SKF & EMAN
Plus: Carnival Nationz Models and much more…
Adm: $10 for 2K6 CNz masqueraders ~ $15 (+sc) adv tickets for non-masqueraders ~ more @ door
Ticket Outlets: BAD LAD @ (416) 335.5292 ~ Play de Record @ (416) 586.0380 ~ Charlie’s @ (905) 896.3663 ~ Drupati’s @ (416) 745.4189
Info: www.carnivalnationz.com ~ www.islandboyz.com ~ www.dbandit.com ~ wwwcourtjesteronline.com

I’ll try and get some pics from the launch, but I am not going to be able to make it. As always they will be up on Toronto-lime.com

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