It has been a long time coming, but Toronto shall wait no more! The month of July brings a wealth of Caribbean Music and Cultural Events, given the opening of the Carnival (Caribana) season in this Canadian city! FLYERS for each of these events can be viewed in the embedded slideshow further down on this webpage, by clicking on each photo to skip to the next.
Celebrating the Canada Day Holiday Long Weekend, just before the nation’s birthday, on the night of Saturday June 30th, 2012 there will be a Retro Karaoke Night with DJ Hostess EMPRESS ARLANNA (www.ARLANNA.com) and special guest DJ Jahlou, at The Bar With No Name (1651 Bloor St. W. @ Indian Rd. just East of Keele St. TheBarWithNoName.ca)! Scroll down to keep reading until the end of this web-page!
On Sunday July 1st, 2012 the Yankee Lady III (YankeeLady.ca) Boat Cruise coined as alias ‘Bacchanal on de Water‘ with music by DJ’s Soca Vibes sound system & Mad Science (Soca Connection / Bacchanal Boys) will be boarding at 1pm nearby Toronto’s harborfront: 249 Queens Quay W. behind the Radisson Admiral Hotel. For tickets, contact Empress Arlanna Promotions (Arlanna@Arlanna.com) or view information on the official FLYER, click HERE. The UEFA Euro 2012 Soccer Finals will be shown on the big screen T.V’s aboard the boat for patrons who wish to enjoy the best of both worlds!
Given an outdoor capacity of 10,000 people, the Coconuts Arena (2180 Steeles Ave W. on the northern side of Toronto, border-line of Vaughan), invites public patrons to enjoy West Indian-Asian rhythms, as CVR & WINTV presents Chutney FIRE FETE, also happening on Sunday July 1st, 2012 live bands: Ravi B & Karma (from Trinidad) KI & 3Veni, Rick Ramoutar together with music by: DJ’s Shiva, Marxman & Tricky. View FLYER 2, click HERE.
Additionally, for those who wish to stay on the east side of Toronto, the COCKTAIL HOUSE (2200 Brock Rd, Pickering) will host a night of R’n’B, Hip Hop and Classic House, as the 11th Hour Entertainment Group brings people ‘Up Close and Personal’ with DJ Starting From Scratch from Flow 93.5 FM. FLYER 3, click HERE.
During the evening leading into the midnight and opening hours of Monday July 2nd, 2012, the east Toronto (Oshawa) region will be dancing to the sounds of Kool Fête (visiting from Montréal) and Soca Vibes, at an all-inclusive backyard gala fundraiser for an elementary school based in Trinidad & Tobago.
For more information, view this FLYER 4, click HERE.
On Friday July 7th, 2012 the ‘Army Fete’, at Toronto’s Sound Academy (11 Polson St. Sound-Academy) will feature entertainment by Dr. Jay (Soca Prince of 98.7 FM, SocaTherapy.com), D’Bandit (of Dbandit.com) and Court Jester (of ThisIsJester.com) alongside Renegade Squad (Special Ops), Jump Up Kings (Secret Service), Admiral W, General Lindo P, Enforcas, DOC, a special guest from New York city and more surprises! Watch this VIDEO invitation now, click HERE!
Then on Saturday July 14th, 2012, Toronto’s families can bring their children to participate in the ‘Kiddies Carnival Parade’: a festival called ‘FLAGS and COLOURS’ at the Yorkgate Mall (1 Yorkgate Blvd, North York, Toronto YorkgateMall.com) in the west end of the city. Enjoy vocalists in competition as YORKGATE IDOL takes the stage, along with face-painting, steel pan music, costumes, entertainment and more! Registration for costumes and information can be found on the website www.CARIBANA.com! Watch this VIDEO invitation, click HERE! View FLYER 5 HERE.
Stay tuned for MORE EVENTS and BOAT CRUISES to be posted as a ‘PART 2 Edition’, in the next article, right here on Examiner News, for the MONTH OF JULY!
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HAPPY CANADA DAY LONG WEEKEND!