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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Order of the bands announced for CARIBANA 2K7

Last night two time Caribana Band of the Year Champions Carnival Nationz held their band launching for the 2007 presentation "Big Top." Prior to last night's launch drawings for the line up of bands took place earlier in the day yesterday. The following is an update I received via email from Torontolime.com :

The drawing of parade positions by the sixteen CARIBANA bandleaders took place yesterday. Errol Achue's Mas Toronto will lead off the parade, followed by Saldenah Mas-K Club. Jamaal Magloire's band (now called Toronto Revellers) is third in the line-up and defending Band of the year champ Carnival Nationz is fourth. (For the full order of appearance, please see below).

Several bands have already launched their 2007 presentations and have begun accepting costume registrations; including Callaloo , Tribal Knights , Saldenah Mas-K Club and Toronto Revellers.

For a preview of the 2007 costumes, go to www.toronto-lime.com/pictures to view photos from the recent launches.


Upcoming CARIBANA band launches include Evolution Carnival (June 2 @ Fox & Fiddle), Toronto Caribbean Connection (June 2 @ Sugar Lounge), Burrokeete Canada (June 8 @ Valdrina's), Mas Toronto (June 9 @ Thornhill Community Centre), Bazodee Connection (June 16 @ Bazodee Mas Camp).

For a full listing of CARIBANA Mas Band information (incl. mas camp locations, pricing, contact info, websites, launch dates, etc) see www.toronto-lime.com/carnival/toronto_mascamps.htm

The order of appearance for the 40th annual CARIBANA street parade will be as follows:

# -- Band Name -- Bandleader -- 2007 Presentation
1 -- Mas Toronto -- Errol Achue -- "PETIT MONDE"
2 -- Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club -- Louis Saldenah -- "THE RAINFOREST"
3 -- Toronto Revellers -- Jamaal Magloire -- "VIVA LAS VEGAS"
4 -- Carnival Nationz -- Curtis Eustace -- "BIG TOP"
5 -- The Calabash Company -- Jessie Matthews -- "THRYTHM OF LIFE"
6 -- Arnold Hughes & Assoc. -- Arnold Hughes -- "A QUEST FOR GOLD"
7 -- Callaloo -- Marlon Singh -- "THE CONQUEST OF ALEXANDER"
8 -- Toronto Caribbean Connection -- Mervyn Skeete -- "FUSION"
9 -- Scarborough Caribbean Sports Club -- Alvin Adore -- "REFLECTIONS 2K7"
10 -- Bazodee Connection -- Cecil & Roz Roach -- "THE ENCHANTED GARDEN OF SOCALAND"
11 -- Pleasure Players -- Whitfield Balasco -- "AMAZONIA"
12 -- Evolution Carnival -- Andre & Ken Defreitas -- "DREAMSEEKERS"
13 -- Mas Players Int'l -- Bridget Renne / Troy Logan -- "DANCING SPIRIT OF RESILIENCE"
14 -- Nip Davis & Associates -- Selwyn "Nip" Davis -- "IN FLIGHT"
15 -- Borokeete Canada -- Frank Ramsaroop -- "ATLANTIS"
16 -- Tribal Knights -- Dexter Seusahai -- "TRIBAL KNIGHTS"


costumes pictured:
Tribal Kinghts (purple)
Toronto Revellers (pink)
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