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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ol' Time Carnival, Mama, dis is Mas on de Road!

Are you looking to make a different contribution to Toronto's Caribbean Carnival? Do you wish to show people that there is more to our culture than bikinis, beads and feathers? Don't get me wrong, we love pretty mas, but, there is more to this story that needs to be told.

As you may know, Jackie and Clarence Forde, founders of Cajuca Mas Arts Producers, have been engaging, educating and entertaining the people with our rich history. They have been answering the question of why we celebrate this festival, how it started, and showcasing some of the original carnival characters.

Cajuca has been telling our story in public parks, at the King and Queen show, at the base of the CN Tower, etc. This year, they need your help to bring our story to the road where it belongs.

They are launching as a guest band portraying the original carnival characters: Dame Lorraines, Moko Jumbies, Jab Jabs, Pierrot Grenades, Fancy Sailors, Baby Dolls, Jammettes and Midnight Robbers all on the road for Caribana.

Haven't you always wanted to play a traditional mas? Do you think you have past the point of playing mas in a bra and panty? Ready to play mas in a band that welcomes all ages, including your kids?
To have an early start without stormers!?!? (As a guest band, they will do their presentation before the first big band goes down the road.)

They need your help to pull this off. They need you to come join the band and show people how mas used to be.
They are having a launch this Sunday afternoon/evening at Queen Victoria pub. 
Come check us out!

We are delighted to invite you to our evening Guest Band Launch,
Sunday June 2nd at 4:00 pm at the Queen Victoria Pub and Catering,
at 2240 Midland Ave, Scarborough. Please share with your friends and family.

We are bringing Traditional Mas back to the streets…where it all began!

Registration is available at the event or after – you can also ‘pre-register’ at playmas@dingolay.ca.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Atlantic Mas The Rebellion Continues band launch 2019

Nicely done Atlantic Mas, your The Rebellion Continues band launch was obviously properly planned and executed well. Their presentation began at 6:30. With the exception of a bright back light the models posed in front of on stage right, the lighting was best of all the launches. The models did wonderfully. I liked their Soul Train vibe finale, and the frontliners did a little choreo move at the end to Issa Snack, this year's hottest tune. It's these types of things that sets a launch apart, and gives people a little something more.
Machel of course had the place packed, but he broke the news that unfortunately the rainy weather diverted Bunji's plane to Montreal.

My first favourite section, really like these bottoms. 

My other favourite section.  

Jagmeet Singh in the house! What do you think, could he be our next PM? 

Caribana 2010 slideshow

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Mardi Gras, Hamilton

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