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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Toronto Revellers 2013 band launch "Mas Never Dies"

Brian Mac Farlane joins with Toronto Revellers for 2013 Toronto Caribbean Carnival Presentation The Toronto Revellers mas band is delighted to announce that Brian Mac Farlane, one of the most celebrated costume designers from Trinidad and Tobago; will be participating in Jamaal Magloire's 2013 Toronto Caribbean Carnival presentation of MAS NEVER DIES. 
Brian Mac Farlane

Brian Mac Farlane is recognized for his work both in the Caribbean and for his now famous presentation at the 2012 Olympics in London, United Kingdom. Also in 2012, Mac Farlane was featured in an exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum on Trinidad Carnival and its reproduction in diasporic Caribbean communities throughout the world. Mac Farlane is a record-holding Trinidad and Tobago carnival costume champion in the last two decades, Mac Farlane has won countless awards and accolades for his awe-inspiring designs.

Brian will not compete in the 2014 Trinidad carnival celebrations but will continue lending a hand to promote the growth and spread of the Caribbean carnival culture internationally. Brian's many fans and masqueraders in North America will be delighted at this opportunity to play mas in Toronto in one of the traditional sections. It will be a unique opportunity for the people of Toronto to participate in the art of this visionary.

Gerard Weekes, the reigning King of Trinidad and Tobago's 2013 Carnival from Brian Mac Farlane's presentation, JOY the Finale, winning with his presentation entitled the "Joy of Friendship", will also be assisting the Toronto Revellers with Mac Farlane's designs.

Please join us at our band launch on Saturday May 11th, 2013, at the Armenian Community Centre, 45 Hallcrown Place (Victoria Park Ave. & 401). The mas camp will be open soon after, located at 1001 Ellesmere Road (Southwest corner of Ellesmere & Kennedy), Toronto, ON, M1P 2L7. Please visit our website for updates following the launch.

Toronto Revellers Cultural Association, is a cultural non-profit organization that aims to contribute to the multicultural landscape of Canada by promoting, celebrating and exploring the rich cultural diversities and traditions of the Caribbean. Since entering the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival competition in 2005, the Toronto Revellers have become a premier masquerade band in the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

For further information or interview requests please contact:

Tony Ishmael

Toronto Revellers presents MAS NEVER DIES  
Armenian Community Centre
Address: 45 Hallcrown Place (Victoria Park & 401) Toronto, ON
Time: Doors open at 10pm
Price: $20 Adv., MORE AT THE DOOR
This is a 19+ event


Lesley said...

I'm sooo pleased to hear about this. one word: FINALLY!!!

Those who played with TR last year, after all said and done. TR send out an email for masqueraders to fill out a survey on their experiences and what they can do to be better next year. My suggestion I put in that survey was to try to get a Trinidadian designers for 2013 and maybe other said the same.

I can't wait for this Saturday.
Do you know if Brian will be there this Saturday?

Just a side note: I remember being in Trinidad Carnival in 2008, Brian won the Band of the Year. I saw his costumes, it was different more like an art show on the road. It was amazing to see. Glad he willing to help out TR this year. :-D

Carnivalcocoa said...

This is a power move for the better. Well done.

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