Drawing by: Jackie Forde (2016)
Attendees of King and Queen, or as I like to refer to it, Queen and King, will be treated to a special presentation of traditional Carnival characters like Dame Lorraine, Fancy Sailors, Moko Jumbies, Blue Devils, Bats and more.
You're not going to want to miss this presentation at the half-time show on July 28th at Lamport Stadium.
Dingolay Toronto, who are the talented team of Jackie and Clarence Forde of Toronto Mas Arts Producers and Cajuca Mas Arts Producers, are the creative designer and builder of this production. When Trini-in-Toronto and I were asked to take part, we instantly said of course, because how exciting to have an opportunity to develop an appreciation of traditional mas and understand its significance.
We really look forward to being a part of this presentation, not to mention to learn more about the roots of Carnival, and can't wait to see how the characters come to life. And we hope to bring our own characters to devilish life.
If you can't make it on Thursday, Ol' Time Carnival...Come Again! will be performing at Arts in the Parks on August 20th at Littles Road Park from 4 - 6, so no excuse to not check it out.