|TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL PRESENTSTHE OFFICIAL CARNIVAL BAND LAUNCH SCHEDULE (TORONTO, ON - April 1st, 2019) |
The 2019 Toronto Caribbean Carnival (TCC) has officially begun with the first band launch of the season. Tribal Carnival, one of Canada’s largest travelling Mas Bands unveiled “Magic” the theme for this year’s costume designs in Toronto on Friday, March 29th, 2019Tribal Carnival’s introduction of “Magic” consisted of eleven costume design sections, which included - Illusions, Love Potion, Enchantment, Dream Catcher, Mystical Magic, Hocus Pocus, Magic Dust, Black Magic, Abracadabra, Mesmerize and the Sorceress. “The concept for this year’s band theme came from watching the movie - Now you see me, a group of magicians and illusionists who pull off amazing tricks during their performances”, said Celena Seusahai - CEO of Tribal Carnival. “We always kick start the carnival season since our band plays Mas in both the Toronto and Grand Cayman carnival parades”. Renowned as the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival has programmed a lineup of nine Mas Camp Band launches across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) from March until June 2019. The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is pleased to announce the 2019 dates for the following band launches:March 29th – Tribal CarnivalApril 6th – Fantazia Carnival April 6th – Toronto RevellersApril 13th – Epic CarnivalApril 20th – Louis SaldenahApril 26th – Sunlime CarnivalApril 27th – Venom CarnivalMay 9th – Concept CreatorsTBD – Carnival NationzFor the 2019 Carnival season, there are two categories of bands: Competing Mas Bands and Guest Bands. The Grand Parade will take place this year on August 3rd at the Canadian National Exhibition, a showcase of MAS Band parading in the designated route.The 2019 TCC Festival Calendar of Events is as follows:July 14th - Junior King & Queen July 20th - Junior Parade & Family Day August 1st - King and Queen Showcase August 2nd - Pan AliveAugust 3rd - Grand ParadeThis year, the festival celebrates it’s 52nd anniversary with 4 glorious weeks of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry and entertainment. The Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival is an all-out spectacle of the visual and performing arts. For more information visit: https://torontocarnival.ca/ -30- About the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival The Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival, formerly known as “Caribana”, was established in 1967 as part of Canada’s 100th Anniversary celebrations by Caribbean immigrants as a cultural gift to Canada. The Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival is produced by the Festival Management Committee;it is the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America and is recognized as a major international cultural event.The Caribbean Canadian community that inspires and gives life to the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival is comprised of Canadians with heritage taken from Barbados, Bahamas, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad, and the other territories of the Caribbean.Pictured: The Sorceress (Celena Seueahai) Band: Tribal CarnivalDesigner Gail SeusahaiModel Celena SeueahaiPhotographer Anthony BerotThe Sorceress - A sorceress is a powerful witch who has conjured a magical being to live within her, granting her endless powers and immortality, able to manipulate all things around her. Few have ever seen her true form. For Canada / USA Press inquiries, please contact:Andrew RickettsTOTAL Public Relations (416) 820 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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