Thursday, May 29, 2008
Whatever sponsors want to rename it the year they are paying (putting it on), it'll always be Caribana to me & most people. Check out the video, thanks Buublenut, I finally got around to posting it, I know, I haven't been posting.http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_21916.aspx
Also in Caribana news, I'm pleased to see Mervyn Skeete's Toronto Caribbean Connection's 2007 costumes in the Keshia Chanté There's No Place Like This - Ontario tv ad!
I do like the style of these ads, & to see Caribana costumes promoting summer in Toronto makes this one even more appealing. It's reminding me of the billboard I saw near our home in April of last year - I got tingles, & it would get me pumped & ready every time I'd drive by.
This is Living! http://mocagyrl.blog.com/2007/4/
Monday, May 26, 2008
Carnival Nationz launched their much awaited '08 theme Pirates. I imagine the pressure was on for CN to make a come back this year, to bring out their Caribana forward designs once again, & recapture Band of the Year. I know from playing mas for 9 years that theme is really an after thought for masqueraders, but certainly not for designers or judges. Perhaps that has started to change though. Maybe masqueraders now want to be able to see the theme in their costume. No doubt that is Trinidad's influence, where top bands tease masqueraders months in advance with rumours of a sensational theme that will provide them with sexy hott costumes. I don't blame people for wanting the theme to be depicted in their expensive costume, after all, you should get what you paid for. Costume prices have increased, but has the quality? Has the service improved? Will the on the road experience be stepped up a notch?
All things to keep in mind as some Caribana bands offer an all inclusive experience along the lines of Carnival.
Was instantly drawn to this one, the colour mix works so well. Never mind that it doesn't especially say "Pirate!" - it's sensational!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Please, please, PLEASE Mr. Dj, can you kindly break out of your (limited) play list box & play some other Soca tunes at fetes, not to mention on the road?
Here's my HOTT Soca picks for Caribana2kGreat:
3. Admire You – Mr. Slaughter
4. Oh - Trinity
5. Destra Garcia - Wine It
7. Right Dey – KES the Band
8. High - Destra Garcia
9. Wukking Up and Thunder Waist - Patrice Roberts10. Rollin - Patrice Roberts & Machel Montano
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