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Month: May, 2013

Live Reggae Music Tuesdays featuring Juno Award Winners in Midtown Toronto

Live Reggae Music starts Tuesday June 11, 2013


Caribbean Fusion is set to hit Uptown Toronto with the New Live Reggae Music Tuesdays Concert Series featuring Juno Award Winners @ Seven 44

Toronto, ON – May 27, 2013 — Freedom Time Magazine’s Leroy King and Event Promoter Andre Blenman have joined forces to commence “Live Reggae Music Tuesdays”; the event and live music night is slated to launch on Tuesday June 11th inside Seven 44.  The Concert Series will feature Reggae Acts like Juno Award Winners Exco Levi (2013, 2012), Humble (2009) and Korexion (2007) in the month of June with the Higher Ground Band & Special Guests.

June 11th ft. Exco Levi

June 18th ft. Humble

June 25th ft. Korexion

This event will feature live reggae, dub and the sounds of the Caribbean inside Uptown Toronto’s Seven 44 Restaurant/Lounge and Patio, where the bar is stacked with a wide variety of drinks ranging from cocktails, bar rails, domestic/imported beers and refreshing beverages.  Half Price Wings, Appetizers and Dinner Menu will be available to all attendee’s at the venue as well.  This event will also include door prizes and giveaways throughout the night.

“We are pleased to announce the inauguration of the ‘Live Reggae Music Tuesdays, a night to unite the community, conjure up memories while you listen to live music, great musicians, get something to eat or drink and pack the dance floor.” says Leroy King & Andre Blenman”

Event Details:

Live Reggae Music Tuesdays

Venue: Seven 44 – 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd. @ Eglinton, Toronto, ON

Date: Tuesday June 11th (Doors Open at 7pm)

No Cover

For Additional Info Contact:

Leroy King at (647) 769-9433 or
Andre Blenman at (647) 222-7178 or

Visit for More Info on Live Reggae Music Tuesdays





The 46th Annual Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival returns with improvements to the Grand Parade route and an expanded list of events

Scotiabank Extends its Title Sponsorship of Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival for three years

May 21, 2013  (Toronto) The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival kicked off today with music and dancing at the Ontario Science Centre.  MPP Laura Albanese, (York South-Weston) Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport helped unveil the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival 2013 campaign this morning.

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival will run from July 9, 2013 toAugust 4, 2013, and once again bring the culture of the Caribbean to over a million spectators in downtown Toronto. The public launch will take place onJuly 9, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Toronto’s Nathan Phillip’s Squarewhere dancers, musicians, and calypso singers will get the city into the Carnival spirit.

“The funding from our sponsors means that the Festival can continue to deliver new and exciting events again this year,” said Scotiabank TorontoCaribbean Carnival CEO Denise Herrera-Jackson.  “We are changing how the big parade will be run due to the construction on the CNE grounds which will give more opportunities for spectators inside the park grounds to see our colourful parade.  Once again, funds raised at our events will be donated to four community charities – The Children’s Breakfast Club, The Caribbean Children’s Foundation, Prostate Cancer Canada and Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario.”

“In 2008, we became title sponsor of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival — the largest North American Caribbean festival of its kind.  I’m proud to say that once again, Scotiabank has extended our partnership for another three years,” said Christine Williams, Scotiabank Vice President, Toronto East District. “This partnership started an exciting new chapter for Scotiabank because the Caribbean is where the Bank’s international story began.”

“For the fourth year, we are happy to sponsor the Ontario Science Centre Innovative Costume Award which recognizes innovation in costume design,” said Lesley Lewis, CEO of the Ontario Science Centre. “There’s a foundation of science behind the beauty and creativity of each and every costume. From the mathematics involved in the design, the physics involved in how the costumes move to the mechanics and engineering involved in the structural integrity for the larger, more elaborate pieces.”

The Toronto waterfront Carnival parade, taking place on August 3rdis expected to draw over a million people down to Toronto’s CNE grounds. This year the staging area for the 16,000 costumed masqueraders and floats is being moved to the north-end of the CNE property.  The parade will travel the width of the CNE grounds before entering Lakeshore Blvd, giving the festival more space to accommodate spectators.

Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival events include:

  • Junior Carnival Parade – July 20, 2013: The first big event, the Junior Carnival Parade, will take place at Downsview Park. In 2012, over 2,500 children performed for the judges and played Mas along the streets of the Downsview Park. Chevrolet supports the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Junior Carnival Parade.
  • Festival Cup Match – July 20, 2013:  Sport fans will want to watch the Canadian Rugby League take on the Jamaica Rugby League atLamport Stadium. This is the third year for the Festival match – the Canadian team remains undefeated. Game starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • NEW FREE EVENT: The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Summertime BBQ JULY 25,  2013: Food, Soca music, costumes, and Moko Jumbies at the Eglinton Square Shopping Centre (Eglinton East / Victoria Park).
  • The Annual Gala – July 26, 2013: The Annual Galaa formal wear party to honour the rich history of the festival and to sample the Caribbean arts, will take place at the Liberty Grand Ballroom on the CNE grounds.
  • Monarch Contest – July 28, 2013 Ontario’s best Calypso performers compete to see who will wear the crown as this country’s top Calypso singer. Evening competition to be held at the Chinese Cultural Centre’s P C Ho Theatre in Scarborough.
  • The King and Queen Contest – August 1, 2013: This nighttime event showcases the elaborate costumes, which will be worn by the Kings and Queens in the Grand Parade. Due to overwhelming demand, the seating for Lamport Stadium is being increased to accommodate spectators at this year’s King And Queen competition.
  • Pan Alive – August 2, 2013: Pan Alive is the largest outdoor steel pan orchestra competition in North America.  Over a dozen orchestras from Ontario and Quebec will compete in an evening battle of the bands at Lamport Stadium.
  • THE GRAND PARADE – August 3, 2013: Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd. 10am – 6pm. Rain or Shine!
  • Beyond Lime August 4, 2013: Music. Food. Performances. Traditional end to the Caribbean festival.

About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Now in its 46th year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America’s largest outdoor festival.

Corporate sponsors of this year’s festival include: Scotiabank, Chevrolet, TheToronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW fm, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater TorontoAirports Authority, the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at

For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival’s official website at The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608;


For media inquires:

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101

Sheena Findlay





HARTFORD, CT – Caribbean News and Music Entertainment website celebrates 7 years on the net this month with a brand new enhanced web experience and a music series entitled Soca Fusion to celebrate the blended category of the two most popular genres of music currently coming out of the Caribbean; Dancehall (reggae) and Soca.   The brainchild of Jamaican born  Caribbean Lifestyle Media  C.E.O. Orlando a.k.a. “Mr. DancehallSoca”, has been a destination for Caribbean music enthusiasts from around the world to stay up to date on Caribbean music, events and artists.

“The concept of DancehallSoca has been around for a long time, you hear it in your events, music, and fusion of Caribbean music.”  – Orlando,

The re-launch of the website includes a 5-song playlist which reflects a recent agreement with iTunes where the team chooses the songs that are hot for the week and have them available for sale on the site, an archive of Caribbean music videos, and Social Media that is integrated for maximum exposure of Caribbean distributed content.   This enhancement offers web visitors a more engaging musical experience.   The improved website also includes original programming including a Saturday afternoon radio show on Busy Radio 103.3 FM from noon to 3 p.m.  featuring DJ Ace of popular Connecticut soundcrew The Soca Senators,  which can be heard on your mobile device using the Tune In app (search: Busy RADIO), videos of celebrity guests, and an all-new online web series called Soca Senators Uncut.

In reaching this 7-year milestone, is also celebrating a two year anniversary of a joint social venture with Soca Senators’ DJ Ace known as Fantastic First Fridays which takes place the first Friday of every month at The West Indian Social Club, 3340 Main St  Hartford, CT.

“I am happy to see a premium event in Hartford, CT go for so long and we hope to continue as long as the patrons continue to support Fantastic First Friday.” – DJ ACE, King Apocalypse Sound Crew & CEO of Soca Senators

Topping off the anniversary celebrations is the launch of a collaborative music series entitled Soca Fusion mixed by DJ Mr. Xcitement unveiling May 18th.  This mix expands upon Xcitement’s ability to captivate an audience with versatility and variety.   He is dubbed the “quintessential Music Man.”  For Soca Fusion, songs were picked that would represent music lovers and also introduce those outside of the Caribbean to a different flavor.

In addition to visiting the official website, DancehallSoca can be found on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

For more information:


Dancehall Soca - Soca Fusion F

Dancehall Soca - Soca Fusion Track Listing

PHOTO GALLERY: Toronto Revellers 2013 Band Launch “007 Mas Never Dies” – May 11, 2013

To see more photos of Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers, please visit

EVENT: With A Twist Catering Presents “Southern Comfort Sampling Party” – Sunday May 26, 2013

With A Twist Catering Sampling Party - Southern ComfortWITH A TWIST CATERING Presents…


An all-you-can-eat affair featuring a menu of:

Chicken n’ Waffles, BBQ Chicken, Cajun Fish, Chili Shrimp, Savoury Mashed Potatoes, Dirty Rice, Coleslaw, Peach Cobbler, Lemonade and Sweet Tea prepared by Toronto’s “Caribbean Fusion” Caterers – With a Twist Catering!

In support of small businesses in Toronto, you are invited to this ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT event conveniently located in downtown Toronto.

Date: Sunday May 26, 2013

Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets: Advanced $25.00 tickets on (on sale May 8)

For info:

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PHOTO GALLERY: Connections 2013 Band Launch “Rhythm of Life” – May 4, 2013

Photos courtesy of friends of Publicity Support: Shawn and Kara of Karabana.Blogspot

EVENT: Members Only – A Night of Erotica, May 21, 2013

MEMBERS ONLY :: A Night of Erotica



A Night of Erotica

Members Only is the most fun you can have with your clothes on!!
This show is all about erotica.
If you are in any way conservative, this is NOT the show for you!!

Join Dwayne Morgan, his band, and his surprise guests in a night not to be forgotten.


Advanced $20 tickets available at:

[Downtown Toronto] Play De Record
[746 Bathhurst St. Toronto] A Different Booklist
[177 Queen St. Brampton] Knowledge Bookstore
INTERAC Email Transfer :

$25 tickets available at the door (pending availability)

Priority seating is given to those with dinner reservations.
To make yours, contact the Lula Lounge at 416.588.0307

The ONLY rule of Members Only, is that what happens there, stays there!!  

Get your crew, book your tickets, make your reservations, and prepare for another awesome show!

Follow @dwayne_morgan on Twitter!