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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Watch Trinidad carnival events online for FREE


http://mustardseedmedia.blogspot.com/2009/02/eye-unit-watch-trinidad-carnival-live.html

Hi Everyone,
Sadly I am in Toronto for carnival, but I found this site that is live streaming coverage of Trinidad carnival for free. Right now they are covering Panorama.
Check it out, I found the link on Nurse Karen's site.

Laters

Trini-in-Toronto

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fruits & Flowers

To be honest the Carnival Nationz theme In Full Bloom - Fruits & Flowers didn’t instantly appeal to me. Perhaps it’s because I can’t help but cringe that a literal interpretation could be designed. You know, lord forbid, fruit hot glued to bikinis - I’m thinking Katie Perry here…


or a fruit bowl headpiece channelling Miss Chiquita...


or Carmen Miranda.

*Shudder*

But I’m sure the modern designers won’t take masquerades there & will tastefully and artfully design sexy costumes that represent the theme well.

Now flowers, well, I personally don’t wear floral prints, but when it comes to flowers on costumes, we’ve seen them time & again. Of course, my favourite costume that wasn’t mine last year was Sea Lillies. How I love, LOVE, love that TK costume! So, if flowers are incorporated in a delicate, or subtle manner, it can work. I would just stay away from anything too big & plastic, too artsy crafty.

I have the utmost respect for mas makers and costume designers, it's difficult work, and creating visually appealing, yet functional masquerade is a unique art form. There's a lot to consider, do they buy local or go with ready made costumes from the third world? Try to keep the tradition alive by incorporating elements from carnivals past, or go completely modern & skimpy?

With the bands thankfully releasing their themes well in advance, it just gives us excited Caribana junkies nothing but potential costume designs to think about.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Mas Toronto Presents... Into D' wild

Well, another Toronto Caribana band has announced their 2009 theme. We will just think warm thoughts until the launches start.

They will be in the #1 spot in the parade!!!!!!!!!!!




Calendar of Mas Toronto Events for 2009

Spring Cruise - 'Blaze D' Water IV"

Date: Sunday May 31,2009
Boat: "Northern Spirit'
207 Queen's Quay West
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Boarding Time: 12:00(noon)

Band Launching: Into D'Wild


Date: Saturday June 6th, 2009
Time:
Location:Thornhill Community Centre
Address: 7755 Bayview Avenue

Annual Summer Cruise


Date: Sunday Friday July 24 2009
Boat: "Northern Spirit'
207 Queen's Quay West
Time: 8:30 pm - 12.30am
Boarding Time: 8:30pm (noon)
Last Lap Cruise


Date: Sunday September 6th, 2009
Boat: "Northern Spirit'
207 Queen's Quay West
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Boarding Time: 12:00pm (noon)

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