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MEDIA ALERT: The Official Launch of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival on July 8th, 2014

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MEDIA ALERT

THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE SCOTIABANK TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL KICKS OFF AT CITY HALL

  • Official Launch for the Carnival on Tuesday July 8th at Nathan Phillips Square with 100 Masqueraders, Soca and Calypso Music, Caribbean Food and more!

 Toronto, ON (July 4, 2014) – The media are invited to join Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport Michael Coteau, Scotiabank VP of the Toronto East District Christine Williams, Ontario Science Centre CEO Maurice Bitran, Festival CEO Denise Herrera-Jackson and CAO Chris Alexander, members of the Canadian Caribbean community and Chutney Soca artist Drupatee to kick off the 47th annual Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8th at Nathan Phillips Square.

The launch ceremony, hosted by CTV Toronto’s Andria Case and CP24’s Pooja Handa will be followed by a colourful parade of over 100 Mas players, Afropan Steel Band, Calypso Soca Monarch Macomere Fifi and Reggae Artist Steele.   Caribbean food vendors will be on-site.

What: Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2014 is kicking off the 3-week summer festival at Nathan Phillips Square. The NOON HOUR launch showcases the many events that will entertain and energize Toronto leading up to the Grand Parade on Saturday Aug. 2.  Keynote speakers including major sponsors, city officials and members of the FMC.  There will be music, performances and food.

Why: Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an important tourism event.  It annually brings hundreds of thousands of tourists into the city.  New events and new funding will be announced.  Grand Parade route has been extended.  There will be an addition of Jab Jab J’Ouvert, Summer Slamm and Carnival Island music events, with major Caribbean performers to appear at all three events.  Carnival moving to Malvern. Summer BBQ at Liberty Village.

Who: Scheduled to speak are Federal Minister of Finance Joe Oliver, Provincial Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport Michael Coteau, City Councillor Joe Mihevc, Scotiabank VP of the Toronto East District Christine Williams, CEO Denise Herrera-Jackson and CAO Chris Alexander of the Festival Management Committee.  The kick off will be hosted by Andria Case of CTV and Pooja Handa of CP24.

There will be 100 masqueraders, both male and female, at the Square for photo/interview opportunities. Also attending are Afro Pan, Canada Calypso Monarch Macomere Fifi, (Reggae artist) Steele, Connector, Fire eaters and Limbo dancers and Chutney Soca artiste Drupatee.

When: National anthem at 11:55 a.m. sharp. Speeches from 11:59 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Caribbean entertainment until 2 p.m. Entertainment resumes at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square. Queen Street – Toronto City Hall.

How: All media are welcome to cover the event. www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The public is encouraged to attend this FREE event.

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Media Contacts

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Cultural Liaison and PR
Cell: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

Diana Hart
Scotiabank, Public, Corporate & Government Affairs
Cell: 647-821-3849
Email: diana.hart@scotiabank.com

 

MEDIA ALERT: The Junior Caribbean Carnival Parade Media Launch/Preview on July 2, 2014

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Junior Carnival Moving Back to Malvern

Media Launch/Preview on July 2, 2014

(Toronto, ON) – June 25, 2014 -The media is invited to join Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s CEO Denise Herrera-Jackson, local MPPs, city of Toronto councillors, Scotiabank representatives and members of the Caribbean Canadian community for the releasing of information about this year’s RELOCATED Junior Carnival/Family Day.   The colourful lunch time media preview will be held at the soon-to-be-opened Malvern Family Resource Centre (90 Littles Rd).

The Festival Management Committee, members of the Toronto Mas Band Association and The Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes will be releasing key information about this year’s Children’s Parade and Carnival. Starring in the media preview with be 50 children in costumes (with signed model releases) from nine mas camps and will be showing their new Mas dance moves for the first time!  There will also be Junior Calypso singers, a dance group and steelpan performances.

For the past two years, the Parade and Family Day has been staged in Downsview Park.  However, since this summer the roads and bridge that the children danced along are slated to be closed for reconstruction, the parade is coming to the Malvern community. On Saturday July 19th, over 2,000 children in Mas costume will be taking to the streets between Malvern and Neilson Park south of Finch and Neilson Road for the annual parade.

Who:  50 children in mas costumes. Jr steel pan orchestra. Jr calypso singers.Spokespeople from the Junior Carnival Parade, MPPS, city councillors and Scotiabank will speak at the press launch.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where:  90 Littles Road (east of Morningside Ave and Sewells Rd)
What:   The children will hold a short parade along Littles Road into the new Malvern Family Resource Centre.  Parking available

For more information about the programs and events, please visit the festival’s official website at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue.

Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608;  Email: info@torontocaribbeancarnival.com.

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. 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, OLG, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, Virgin Radio, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Ontario Science Centre, and the Liberty Grand.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading financial services provider in over 55 countries and Canada’s most international bank. Through Bright Future, our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level across six pillars: health, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and sports. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has contributed on average some $50 million annually over the last five years to community causes around the world. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

For media inquires:

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Diana Hart
Scotiabank, Public, Corporate & Government Affairs
Phone: 416-866-7238
Cell: 647-821-3849
Email: diana.hart@scotiabank.com

 

CARIVIBE – Celebrating Caribbean Culture In The Nation’s Capital

The New Hot 89.9 presents


IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2014 WORLD CUP, TAKING PLACE IN BRAZIL, CARIVIBE FESTIVAL OTTAWA INVITES ALL NATIONS TO WEAR THEIR FLAGS AND CELEBRATE CARIBBEAN CULTURE ON PETRIE ISLAND

CARIVIBE

Celebrating Caribbean Culture In The Nation’s Capital

SATURDAY JUNE 21ST 2014

BEACH FESTIVAL
PETRIE ISLAND – 727 Trim Rd.
ORLEANS, ONTARIO (OTTAWA)

#ReachTheBeach
CARIVIBE TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE
www.carivibe.com

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CARIVIBE BEACH FESTIVAL
SATURDAY JUNE 21ST 2014 – GATES OPEN AT 12:00PM
#ReachTheBeach

ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES:

In celebration of the 2014 World Cup, taking place in Brazil, Carivibe Festival Ottawa invites all Nations to celebrate Caribbean culture on Petrie Island. Wear your countries colours, wave your flags and enjoy NINE HOURS of non-stop entertainment at Canada’s Largest Caribbean Beach Party. Indulge in the finest Caribbean cuisine and kick back in our licensed beach tents for adults. Teens will love our all-ages stage and the Kiddies will have a blast in our Myers Carnival village, filled with arts & crafts, bouncy rides, inflatables, face painting, mascots and games.

Don’t forget to stop by our Brazil World Cup Zone to test your skills and play a game of beach soccer. We will also be playing ARGENTINA vs IRAN, GERMANY vs GHANA and NIGERIA vs BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA on our big screen projectors in our Brazil World Cup tent.

Caribbean Cuisine & Beverages, Licensed Beach Tent, Brazil World Cup Zone, Myers Children’s Play Village, All Ages Stage, Steel Bands, Masqueraders, International Entertainers, DJ’s, Dance Groups, Fashion Shows, Arts & Crafts, Carivibe Booty Camp and more.

*BANDS*

MOSES REVOLUTION
DESTINY
ARTISAN KINGS
NEPEAN PANHARMONIC STEEL BAND
SALSITOS
LOYAL KIGABIRO
& SURPRISE GUESTS

*DJ’S*

DR. JAY
MACE
CHRIS DUBBS
CHARLIE B
BEANZ
SWEET CHUNES
SELEKTAH SHELLZ
C4
TYTUS
MES
JETSON & MNM
MBITIOUS

*DANCE GROUPS*

CARIVIBE BOOTY CAMP W/ DIONNE SINCLAIR
RITMO BAILE DANCE SCHOOL
OMEGA PSI PHI OTTAWA CHAPTER

*HOSTED BY*

PAPA RICHIE
CASHTRO

DIRECTIONS:

From Ottawa West, Take 417 East to Provincial Route 174
toward Orleans/Rockland, Turn left on Trim Rd. and you have arrived at PETRIE ISLAND – 727 Trim Rd.

Go to www.mapquest.com for more detailed directions

SHUTTLE BUS TO PETRIE ISLAND

# 1: Park and Ride (Trim Road and Hwy 174)

# 2: Regular OC Transpo Bus Route #122 + Place D’Orleans Service to Petrie Island

CARIVIBE TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE!
www.carivibe.com

#ReachTheBeach

EVERYONE IS INVITED
ALL NATIONS, ONE LOVE.

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Gates open at 12:00pm, 19+ Licensed Tent
Children’s Play Village and All Ages Section

Children 12 and under are FREE
$12.00 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 18TH AT:

OTTAWA
www.ticketgateway.com – 1-877-616-0101
www.capitaltickets.ca – (613) 599-32671-877-788-3267

Bananas – 2010 Trim Rd. (Sobeys Plaza) – (613)-837-5555
Darcy McGee’s – 260 Centrum Blvd. (613)-841-4784
L&F Montego Place – 2211 St. Joseph Blvd. (613) 830-8377
One Stop Caribbean Take-Out – 2518 Innes Rd. (613)-834-1200
Nrml Clothing – 184 Rideau St. (613) 562-2043
The Pita Pit – 373 Dalhousie St. (613) 789-2239
Island Flava – 409 Dalhousie St. (613) 321-4198
Caribbean Sizzler – 133 Bank St. (613) 569-7000
Fades – 1800 Bank St. (613) 737-3633
Fades – 597 Somerset St. (613) 230-3233
Mama Cee’s – 1020 St. Laurent Blvd. (613) 796-8228, 741-5952
Tropical Garden – 556 Montreal Rd. (613) 746-5600
Mugena – 911 Richmond Rd. (613) 722-8228
Phresh – 3098 Carling Ave. 613-321-1447
Salon Silk – 4100 Strandherd Dr. 613-843-7455
Carivibe Ltd. – (613) 590-1588, (613) 291-3975, (613) 316-1113, (613) 558-9504, 613-850-9104

KINGSTON
www.ticketgateway.com – 1-877-616-0101
Bayjam Caribbean Cuisine – 41 Montreal St. 613-541-0006

MONTREAL
www.ticketgateway.com – 1-877-616-0101
www.capitaltickets.ca – (613) 599-3267, 1-877-788-3267

TORONTO
www.ticketgateway.com – 1-877-616-0101
www.capitaltickets.ca – (613) 599-3267, 1-877-788-3267
Play De Record – 357A Yonge St. (416) 586-0380

Advance tickets available until June 18th
$12.00 in advance, $20.00 at the gate

Special thanks to
BOB MONETTE
City Councillor Orleans Ward 1
Thanks for making Carivibe 2014 possible!

CARIVIBE TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE!
www.carivibe.com

#ReachTheBeach

EVERYONE IS INVITED
ALL NATIONS, ONE LOVE.

Toronto Comedian MALIAKA BRYCE launches “Laugh-A-Thon Campaign”

PRESS RELEASE
May 16, 2014 —  For Immediate Release

Comedian MALIAKA BRYCE launches “Laugh-A-Thon Campaign”

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Toronto funny girl, Maliaka Bryce is seriously funny as she aims to serve up good vibes with the production of her Indigogo crowd sourcing campaign “The Maliaka Bryce Laugh-A-Thon Campaign” to raise $15,000 to cover the production costs of her sure-to-be hilarious comedy DVD. Maliaka plans to post a hilarious new joke or skit online via Facebook /Twitter/ InstaGram everyday starting May 9, to May 20, 2014 in order to raise funds and awareness for her project.

Exactly what is a Laugh-A-Thon anyway? Think a marathon of laughter, only coming up for air with a healthy dose of “I know someone like that!” in-between. Comedienne, Host and Producer, Maliaka Bryce is a Toronto-based entertainer who has performed for over 40,000 people creating laughter and fun with her unique brand of Jamaican/Canadian humor while growing a loyal fan base.

And if laughter is the best medicine, then O/D on Maliaka, your comedian pharmacist of choice; because everybody feels better when they laugh, and tend to be a little more liberal with their spending too. That’s where the donations come in.  The Maliaka Bryce- Laugh-a-Thon is loaded with perks and benefits with sponsorship packages starting from only $45 dollars. More information and to donate click here …

 

The Last Laugh

You’re either laughing with or at her. Maliaka’s entry into the world of entertainment in 2002 was like a stand-up comedy drama; It took her weeks of pleading to get the owner of a local sports bar in Montego Bay, Jamaica to agree to let her emcee the bar’s karaoke night. On her opening night she was booed off the stage. The owner, however, saw something in Maliaka and, to the utter dismay of the patrons; he invited her back the following week to try again. Maliaka took the snide remarks in stride, cried A LOT, but refused to give up.

Within two years, she was dubbed Mobay’s Queen of Karaoke and her sultry voice and quirky personality landed her a radio show on one of the island’s most popular station’s, Mello FM. Maliaka jumped from Jamaican radio to the acting stage and finally to Jamaican television before she returned to Toronto in 2010 with a nomination from the Actor Boy Awards, their Oscar’s, for Best Actress in a supporting role.

Having headlined her first one-hour special on April 4, 2014, hosted by Jay Martin, Maliaka is ready to take the next leap forward towards becoming a household name in Canada and the Caribbean while honing a reputation as the entertainer of choice. Cue production of hilarious, high-quality comedy DVD for international distribution…but she needs your help.

Invest in LAUGHTER and Feel Good

The average cost for this type of production ranges from $60,000 to $200,000.00. However, during her 12 years in the industry, through her connections and friendship with some of the best production and creative specialists in Canada and them lending their support, Maliaka has significantly reduced the overheads to only $15,000.00 (which is almost like getting it done for free, almost!)

Laughing Matters

Wonderful things happen in your mind and body when you laugh, besides the urge the use the lavatory. We’ve all experienced how laughter instantly improves our moods, helps keep life’s challenges in perspective, greatly reduces stress, and improves sex. So do yourself a favour and laugh, hard, laugh often and laugh with Maliaka. No contribution is too small, so this is one time size doesn’t matter!

To make your donation or for more details please check out the Indigogo crowd sourcing project page entitled MALIAKA BRYCE – Laugh-A- Thon Campaign  or https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=maliaka+bryce+epic+begging

Need A Pick-Me-Upper?

Head over to Maliaka’s website http://www.senoritaproductions.com for the joke of the day. Be sure to check the site 4 to 5 times weekly for new jokes guaranteed to make you feel good.

Contact Person:

Maliaka Bryce
Senorita Productions
647-999-9014

 

PHOTO GALLERY: Carnival Nationz 2014 Band Launch “HAVANA”

Photography by Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison and PR Team for Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

PHOTO GALLERY: Saldenah Mas-K Club 2014 Band Launch “River of Mirrors”

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison and PR Team for Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

DICK D’JUICEMAN LOCHAN RELEASES “UNLEASHED” 3RD CALYPSO CD

Dick "D'Juiceman" Lochan

MEDIA INVITATION

DICK D’JUICEMAN LOCHAN RELEASES 3RD CALYPSO CD

Toronto, Ontario

Members of the media are invited to attend, cover and review the CD ‘UNLEASHED’ the newest CD by Dick D’Juiceman Lochan.

The event will take place Thursday, November 28, 2013 between 3 pm– 5 pm at the new home of the iconic Caribbean Cuisine in Toronto, THE REAL JERK located at 842 Gerrard Street East Toronto, M5M 1Y7.

     Appetizers along with cold beers will be provided courtesy of CARIB BEER.

Lochan who is a humorous composer / singer and dialect poet is a Calypso   recording artist based in Toronto – UNLEASHED is his third CD. Dick Lochan is a very popular MC for large Caribbean events in Toronto including the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival and the Island Soul Festival‘s Calypso All Stars concert held at Harbourfront Centre. Both annual summer events in Toronto attract thousands of calypso and Caribbean culture enthusiasts.

The event will be hosted by radio and television personality, Kevin Carrington co-host of Kaiso Rising, a Caribbean music program on York University’s CHRY105.5 FM radio station and will include brief remarks from notable members of the Caribbean and calypso community of the GTA. The event will feature the music of D’Juiceman including a short live performance.

 Calypso — A type of music that originated in the West Indies, notably in Trinidad, and is characterized by improvised lyrics on political or topical or broadly humorous subjects.

Please RSVP with your reply by Wednesday, November 27, 2013

TO RSVP OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INTERVIEWS, A CD & PHOTOGRAPHS

Michelle Lochan                                               Dick Lochan
Owner / Managing Director                          Calypso Artist
MarketStart                                                       dicklochan@hotmail.com
michelle@marketstart.ca                                416-284-4021
647-302-5392                                                    
www.facebook.ca/DickDJuiceman
www.marketstart.ca
www.facebook.com/marketstart

CARIBBEAN FILM: The Madonna Murti (Trinidad & Tobago)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

A documentary entitled “The Madonna Murti” is produced and directed by Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade and Sharon Syriac.

Producer/Director: Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade, Sharon Syriac
Editor: Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade
Researcher/ Scriptwriter: Sharon Syriac
Year of Release: 2011; Reedited in 2013
Running Time: Approx. 50 minutes
Narrator: Leah Gordon

Where else in the world is black beautiful, baffling and brings together East and West? In South Trinidad at the Siparia Roman Catholic Church in that “city of sand”, a black female statue venerated by Catholics as the Virgin Mary and worshipped by Hindus as a black Hindu Goddess does just that!

To Catholics who follow her in street processions, the statue is known as “La Divina Pastora”, the Divine Shepherdess – to Hindus who charawe her by touching her arms and feet, she is hailed as ‘Sipari Mai’, (Mother of Siparia) “Siparee Ke Mai” or ‘Mother Kali’. As such, she remains the only symbiosis of Catholicism and Hinduism in the Western hemisphere.

Mystery shrouds her origin and about her, legends and myths abound. Though barely three feet tall when fully clothed, this statue draws pilgrims from every creed and race and the social, cultural and religious rites which accompany her devotions continue to intrigue the world. Well known to pilgrims and devotees who profess her numerous miracles of healings and answered prayers, she is particularly revered by barren women to whom she has given the gift of children and in turn, she receives many gifts of gold and grains, fabric and flowers.

Featuring candid interviews with poojaris, pilgrims, pundits and priests as well as academic experts who have tried to understand her, artists who have tried to capture her illusive image and writers who have tried to tell her story, The Madonna Murti utilizes narrative, drama, illustrations and song to tell the tale of a statue who offers health, hope, help and happiness to those who come to her most in need of it.

The documentary was screened at the following Film Festivals / Events:

  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) in 2011
    • NAPA Port of Spain in collaboration with UTT Research in Film Series programme in April 2012
  • Siparia Roman Catholic Church, Siparia in June 2012
  • India Diaspora Conference in St Vincent and the Grenadines in June 2012
  • Roman Catholic Archbishops House in April 2013 and June 2013
  • Fatima College Hall on 23rd September 2013
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival on 16th August 2013
  • Louisville International Festival of Film 12th October 2013

The Madonna Murti has won two International awards:

  • The Best Shots Competition ‘Awards of Excellence’ (La Jolla, California) in October 2012
  • Indie Fest ‘Awards of Merit’ in November 2013.

The Madonna Murti is certified by the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism under The National Registry of Artists & Cultural Workers program.

You can interact with the film producers on their facebook page at:
http://www.facebook.com/TheMadonnaMurti

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO FLIM-O-RAMA ONLINE CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 12, 2013

CaribbeanTales™ is proud to launch the 1st ever FLIM-O-RAMA online film festival. FLIM-O-RAMA is an opportunity for filmmakers of the Caribbean diaspora to get their films seen by audiences around the world using the power of the worldwide web. The Caribbean is rich with captivating stories to be shared and the time is NOW! The first of its kind, the FLIM-O-RAMA Online Film Festival is designed to promote Caribbean filmmakers while increasing access to Caribbean-made films to a broader audience.

This year’s theme will be “A Caribbean Christmas” and film submissions should be 3 – 5 minutes in length. There are over $5,000.00 worth of prizes to be awarded to the Top 3 finalists.

FLIM-O-RAMA only accepts online entries submitted via YouTube or Vimeo URL, which provides a cost-saving, paperless solution to film submission. FLIM-O-RAMA’s internet-only submission platform features an online application and favourable alternative to DVD submission. There’s no cost, and by submitting, you’ll join the CaribbeanTales™ global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities.

TELL A FRIEND TO TELL A FRIEND! FLIM-O-RAMA IS ON NOW!  Log on to www.caribbeantales-tv.com for full details.

Winners will be notified by email on January 15th.

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SUR Music Festival to Launch In Toronto with Headliners Musiq SoulChild and Bunji Garlin

SUR Music Festival Fall 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUR MUSIC FESTIVAL FEATURING MUSIQ SOULCHILD, BUNJI GARLIN AND GLENN LEWIS LAUNCHES IN TORONTO NOVEMBER 22nd, 2013

TORONTO, ON (Publicity Support Newswire) October 30, 2013 — Dr Jay de Soca Prince and Ian Andre Espinet, two of Canada’s most reputable Urban and Caribbean Event promoters have teamed up to launch the SUR Music Festival on Friday November 22nd , 2013 at the Guvernment Entertainment Complex located at 132 Queens Quay East.  The 1st semi-annual SUR Music Festival shall feature 2 main stages, 8 major acts, and over 20 DJs using the full scope of all 7 venues encompassed within the grounds with the intention to cross-promote Urban R&B and Hip-Hop artists with Caribbean Soca and Reggae artists.

The festival’s inaugural edition shall feature two main sound stages.  The Belvedere Socatherapy Stage headlined by Trinidadian Soca superstars Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons, Edwin Yearwood of Barbados, Skinny Fabulous of St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Soca newcomers Porgie & Murdah will take place at KoolHaus. The Bud Light Platinum Soul Kitchen Stage with performances by Toronto’s Soul songstress Shi Wisdom, world renowned voice Glenn Lewis, and Atlantic Records Neo-Soul artist Musiq SoulChild will take place at Guvernment.

The complete line-up for SUR Music Festival is as follows:

BELVEDERE SOCATHERAPY STAGE

The Asylum Vikings featuring Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons
Edwin Yearwood
Skinny Fabulous
Porgy & Murdah

DJs:  Marxman,  Jump Up Kingz,  DJ Shy,  Junya Menace,  DJ Flip,  2 Touch
Hosted by:  Eman & Dirty Dez

BUDLIGHT PLATINUM  SOUL KITCHEN STAGE

Musiq SoulChild
Glenn Lewis
Shi Wisdom

DJs:  Jester and DJ Spoonz
Hosted by:  Kid Kut

Doors will open at 10 p.m. and all-access ticketed entry will be located at both Guvernment and Koolhaus.  Advanced $30 tickets will be available for purchase Wednesday Oct. 30th online at www.1Guestlist.com and participating outlets.  For a complete listing of ticket outlets, please visit www.SURMusicFestival.com.  Service charges may apply.  Limited door tickets may be available at Koolhaus entry only.

About the Presenters

DR JAY DE SOCAPRINCE

Dr. Jay is a respected and highly regarded DJ and radio personality who has rightfully earned the title of Canada’s #1 Soca DJ. Throughout his 25-year career he has interviewed and worked with legends in the Caribbean music industry such as Soca Powerhouse Machel Montano, “Calypso King of the World” The Mighty Sparrow, Canadian Rap superstar Kardinal Offishall, 3-time St. Vincent Soca Monarch Skinny Fabulous, Soca songstress Destra, Barbados’ Soca King Edwin Yearwood to name but a few.

After his decade-long stint as a host at Flow 93.5FM, Dr. Jay and his #1 radio show “Soca Therapy” can now be heard on Toronto’s G98.7FM. Dr. Jay has been crowned one of the top Soca DJs in the industry and has countless DJ of the Year awards to prove it. As one of the founders of the new Kingdom of Soca (KOS), Dr. Jay also produces Toronto’s most highly anticipated Soca fetes (events) each year such as “Doh Cry Ah Leavin’”, “The Return Fete”, “Soca or Die”, “Big People Fete”, “Whiteout” and “J’Ouvert”, with annual audiences totaling over 40,000 patrons.

www.socatherapy.com

IAN ANDRE ESPINET ENTERTAINMENT

A dynamic company with a mandate to provide quality, theme oriented, safe entertainment to the Urban community. Established in 2001, it has become one of Canada’s leaders in nightclub and promotions producing or co-producing some of the scene’s most prominent mature, upscale and lifestyle events. Playing host to tens of thousands of patrons and numerous celebrities from the GTA, the United States and worldwide during events such as the annual Caribana [TM] festivities, attention to detail, creativity and passion has resulted in the creation of a musical niche and loyal following across the GTA.

It’s namesake, Ian, is recognized as a visionary in the industry, and has positioned himself as an Ambassador of Urban entertainment. His stable of renowned events include the Legendary Amnesia Old School event, Soul Kitchen, The One, ICON, GroovEssentials, and Seasons to name but a few. In 2006, Amnesia was the first ever event to sign to Universal Music Canada, producing an album based on the iconic event which sold well nationwide.

Connected to some of the biggest names in the DJ world through his infamous events, his track record includes events at many of Toronto’s top venues. Venues seek his events for the preferred audience… Versatility has been key in the production of over 500 events spanning a wide array of themes, musical genres, and demographics boasting special event, weekly and concert  presentation styles. Concerts and celebrity appearances at his events read like a new millennium Toronto Urban Nightlife history lesson: Miguel, Alicia Keys, Jay-z, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, MC Lyte, CeCe Peniston, Crystal Waters, Dru Hill, SWV, and Lisa Lisa are just the beginning.

www.RespectTheName.com

 

For general inquiries:

Dr. Jay | info@socaprince.ca

For Media inquiries:

Darling Nicky, Publicity Support | nicky@publicitysupport.ca