2008 Toronto Carnival Bands
2008 Toronto Carnival Bands
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1 HIDDEN TREASURES
bullet BANDLEADER: FRANK RAMSAROOP
bullet 905-823-2795 info[at]borokeetecanada.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 363 BERING AVENUE ;416-234-1551
2

Tribal Knights

tribalknights.com

DEEP RISING

bullet BANDLEADER: DEXTER SEUSAHAI
bullet 416-893-1867 carnivalartsent[at]hotmail.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 2410 LAWRENCE AVE. EAST, SCARBOROUGH 416-396-3780
3 PIRATES
bullet BANDLEADER: CURTIS EUSTACE
bullet 416-676-6504 curtis[at]carnivalnationz.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 535 MCNICOLL AVENUE 416-676-6504
4 De Biker Boyz Blocko 5

ALKE'BULAN - BEYONG THE NILE

bullet BANDLEADER: JAMAL MAGLOIRE
bullet 416-709-0632 magloire1[at]sympatico.ca
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 1320 ELLESMERE ROAD, UNIT 5; 416-441-1424
5 VISIONS-THRU ONE'S EYES
bullet BANDLEADER: MERVYN SKEETE
bullet 416-492-5584 moskeete[at] aol.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 1970 ELLESMERE ROAD, UNIT 2;416-289-1700
6 MAGIC OF THE ZODIAC
bullet BANDLEADER: MARLON SINGH
bullet 416-576-0694 marlonsingh[at]aol.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 116 HOWDEN ROAD, UNIT 3 ; 416-757-9627
7 HEROES
bullet BANDLEADER: ERROL/ALICIA ACHUE
bullet 416-283-6161 errolachue[at]rogers.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 730 MILITARY TRAIL ; 416-282-7712
8 Saldenah Carnival 2008 - The Deep

THE DEEP

bullet BANDLEADER: LOUIS SALDENAH
bullet 416-560-4419 saldenah[at]hotmail.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 1530 BIRCHMOUNT ROAD ;416-560-4419
9 Pleasure Players (Whitfield Balasco)
 

WHAT CORTEZ SAW  AZTEC

bullet BANDLEADER: WHITFIELD BELASCO
bullet 905-568-9136 werfamily2[at]hotmail.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 45 ERNEST AVENUE ;905-568-9136
10

Nip Davis and Associates

http://www.nipdavis.com/

SOMEWHERE IN THE ORIENT

bullet BANDLEADER: SELWYN NIP DAVIS
bullet 416-286-0097 nipdavis[at]hotmail.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 60 BARBADOS BLVD, UNIT 4 & 5 ;416-849-5988
11 DANCING WITH THE STARZ
bullet BANDLEADER: JESSIE MATTHEWS
bullet 905-470-2738 jessandconso[at]yahoo.ca
bullet 8MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 5 DYNAMIC DRIVE, UNT 2A ;647-882-0037
12

EXOTICA

bullet BANDLEADER: KEN/ANDRE DE FREITAS
bullet 905-791-3462 jdf005[at]yahoo.ca
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 299 CAMPBELL AVENUE, UNIT 1 416-835-9686
13

JEWELS OF D'ISLES
bullet BANDLEADER: COURTNEY DOLDRON/ROSHAN TOOLARAM
bullet 416-512-1055 cdoldron[at]rogers.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 1780 ALBION ROAD, UNIT 5 ;416-745-0542
14 RISE FROM THE ASHES
bullet BANDLEADER: TROY LOGAN/ANAEL FORBES
bullet 416-779-4211
bullet info[at]phoenixmas.com

647-218-6812

15 RHYTHMS
bullet BANDLEADER: RUSSEL/JERRY JEROME
bullet 416-767-3873 panman_01[at]rogers.com
bullet MAS CAMP ADDRESS: 2490 ST. CLAIR AVENUE WEST, UNIT 2 ;416-767-3873

Groups 1 to 8 area classed as "A" groups from 9 to 13 as "B" bands and 14 & 15 as "C" parade entries

STEELPAN
~ Order of appearance at the 2008 ScotiaBank CARIBANA Parade~
  1. METRO TONES
  2. ST. JAMESTOWN YOUTH CENTRE
  3. PANATICS
  4. JESSE KETCHUM PAN VIBRATIONS
  5. AFROPAN STEELBAND
  6. SALAH'S STEELPAN ACADEMY
  7. NEW DIMENSION
  8. PANMASTERS STEEL ORCHESTRA
  9. SILHOUETTES
  10. PAN FANTASY

 

Toronto CARIBANA Steelbands 2008

AFROPAN STEELBAND

Panyard: 1 Jefferson Ave (Next to Lamport Stadium)
Website: www.afropan.ca
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Earl La Pierre Jr 416-245-6411
Panyard Hours: Wkdays 6pm-midnight / Wkends 4-9pm

JESSE KETCHUM PAN VIBRATIONS
Panyard: 61 Davenport Rd. (in the Gym of Jesse Ketchum Public School)
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Cecil Clarke 416-463-8349
Panyard Hours: weekdays 9:30am-1pm

METRO TONES
Panyard: N/A
Website: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: Carl James 416-298-9211
Panyard Hours: N/A

NEW DIMENSION
Panyard: Leslie & York Mills
Website: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: Miley Duke 905-474-0288
Panyard Hours: N/A

PAN FANTASY
Panyard: Parc Downsview Park, 39 Carl Hall Rd (Keele & Sheppard)
Website: www.panfantasy.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Wendy Jones 416-286-7756
Panyard Hours: 7:30pm - 11:30pm

PAN MASTERS STEEL ORCHESTRA
Panyard: 21009 Brimley Rd, Scarborough (3 houses S of Sheppard, in the bsmt)
Website: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Tommy Chrichlow 416-321-9578
Panyard Hours: Weekdays 9pm-11pm

PANATICS STEELBAND NETWORK
Panyard: 60 Barbados Blvd, Unit #7 (off Eglinton Av bet. McCowan Ave & Brimley Av)
Website: www.panatics.ca
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Andrew Jackson 647-294-9229
Panyard Hours: Mon-Fri 7-10pm, Sat 4-8pm

SALAH'S STEELPAN ACADEMY
Panyard: 3740 Ave. de Courtrai C.D.N., Montreal, QC, H3S 1C1
Website: www.steelpanplus.com
Email: [email protected] | [email protected]
Phone: Salah A. Wilson 514-696-7307 | 514-739-5608
Panyard Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-12am

SILHOUETTES
Panyard: 3441 McNicoll Ave. Scarborough (btwn Middlefield & Markham Rd)
Website: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: Danny Mosca 647-887-8468
Panyard Hours: Weekldays 9pm-till

ST. JAMESTOWN YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Panyard: N/A
Website: N/A
Email: N/A
Phone: Ken Bhagan 416-962-5758
Panyard Hours: N/A

 

Guests/Cultural Bands

Roots to Rhythm

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Every year, the Association of African Canadian Artists produces an art exhibition that takes place during the Scotiabank Caribana 2008 festival, North America’s largest outdoor event celebrating Caribbean and African Canadian culture. The 2008 theme is Roots to Rhythm, and artists have been asked to submit works based on the following poem written by Joan Butterfield, Curator:


We were born to the rhythm of the African drum.
We stand proud of the land that we are from.

We were stolen from the rhythm of our motherland.
To become enslaved by another man.

We refused to be broken by the rhythm of the trip,
Or the threats of a masters whip.

We Sang and we danced to the rhythm of our songs.
We disguised the words and did no wrong.

We now jump-up to the rhythm of steel pan.
We limbo to the beat of a calypso band.

We live by the rhythm of gospel sounds,
that share hope and promise of heaven bound.

We tell stories in the rhythm of jazz,
that echoes the sounds and beats of our pass.

We make love to the rhythms of soul.
Our Hip hop music is brass and bold.

Our rhythm is rooted deep within our soul, it’s
The beat of our heart, and our stories told.


Roots to Rhythm Artists

Asha Aditi Ruparelia
Joy Andre
April Branco
Philemon Campbell
Sheldon Colthrust
Ken Daley
Kwame Delfish
Anna-Marie Dickinson
Barbara Dillas
Sonia Farquharson
Dion Fitzgerald
Georgia Fullerton
Jeffrey Gregory
Angela Haynes
Deniese James
Charmaine Lurch
Janet Manning
Darrell McCalla
Michelle Montague
Kath Moscou
Jason O’Brien
Izzy Ohiro
Nicole Peña
Cheryl Rock
David Vasquez

Produced by the Association of African Canadian Artists and curated by renowned African-Canadian artist and activist Joan Butterfield, the installation will be on display in the Museum’s 3rd floor Centre Block from Friday, July 25th to Monday, August 4, 2008.

Joan Butterfield,
Curator:

Roots to Rhythm

“It was my aim to produce an exhibit that would aesthetically link our past to our future,” explains Ms. Butterfield. “I’ve striven to document and educate the audience about our rich culture and heritage. Bringing to canvas their differences, their histories, their traditions and their struggles, the extraordinary scope and diversity of the Roots to Rhythm exhibit demonstrates the outstanding abilities unique to each artist.”

A COLOURblind! travelling art exhibit produced by the Association of African Canadian Artists. Held during the final week of Scotiabank Caribana 2008 festival, North America’s largest outdoor event celebrating Caribbean and African Canadian culture.
 
 
 
NOTEWORTHY: Arnold Hughes & Associates isn't competing in 2008. "Once the older bandleaders like Arnold stop competing, I think the Caribana parade, with its beautiful floats, will struggle," award-winning costume maker Linden King told  Nicholas Davis of the TORONTO SUN . "The young kids don't want to learn how to make costumes and floats in the spirit of the tradition and culture of Caribana. There are some young guys, like Jamaal Magloire, trying to keep the culture alive. But there aren't enough of them." in a July 21 article following Caribana's Junior Carnival parade on  Saturday July 10th 2008 held at Yorkgate Mall in the Jane-Finch community. more Toronto Carnival News
Parade Route

Traditionally held two Saturdays before the mainDownload Caribana™ parade,  2008 marked the first time  all 15 participating masquerade bands brought  a junior band,”

The 2008 parade route as follows: The parade will travel west on Shoreham Drive, past the judging point at 31 Shoreham Drive (in front of Shoreham Public School). The parade then turns south onto Jane Street where it will travel until Yorkgate Blvd. It will turn west on Yorkgate Blvd and travel south ending at Hullmar Drive. Once the parade is over, there will be entertainment, DJ music, food vendors, steelpan music and a market place in Yorkgate Mall’s car park. 

Jamaal Magloire's 
Toronto Revellers
 
Led by Jamaal Magloire

Jamaal Dane Magloire who is a proud native son of Toronto, Ontario born on May 21, 1978 and a former All-Star who played with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2008  National Basketball Association (NBA) .

At Caribana 2007, NBA player Jamaal  Magloire's, Toronto Revellers, took home first place in the competition. This was only its second year as a competitive band, it won over the judges with its flashy Viva Las Vegas theme.

The victory  denied CARNIVAL NATIONZ their chance to 3-peat in the 40th anniversay parade of the bands.

Jamaal Magloire's Toronto Revellers was one of the largest mas bands ever seen on Lakeshore Blvd and it also captured the Junior Band of the Year crown held two week prior  July 21st.

Jamaal_Magloire by en.wikipedia.org

jamaalmagloire.com/ 

Nip, on Nip:
I was born in Trinidad and Tobago and was associated with the top Bandleader before coming to Toronto. My biggest feat was when my costume placed second in the Island's "King and Queen" competition and the Government chose to put a replica of the costume on its 15 cents stamp.

Since my arrival in Toronto I have participated in all the past Caribana Festivals. I have enjoyed great success with my presentations.

  • Band of the Year title 6 times
  • King of the Band 8 times
  • Queen of the Band 8 times

I go back to Trinidad every Carnival and work with Peter Minshall who is probably the most renowned Artist/Designer in the country.

October 7th 2004 was the opening of the Oral History Museum and launch of "Telling Lives" at the Multicultural Centre to which I was the only Carnival Costuming Artist selected to contribute.

Involving youth and creating an environment for learning and expression has always been our mandate. This art must survive through our children and their children.