Friday, September 7, 2007

WE Culture - CARIBANA’s 40th – The biggest and best ever!



The FMC (Festival Management Committee) proclaimed CARIBANA™ 2007 to be ‘Bigger and Better’ at the launch of the festival on July 10th. And was it ever. With the addition of several new events to the program, stretching the festival to a full 4 week celebration (from 2 weeks in previous years), Toronto residents and visitors got the best CARIBANA™ showing of all time.

This year’s celebration saw the addition of a Jazz series, Caribbean Art Exhibit, Performing Arts showcase (CARIBANA™ Village), Calypso tents and a new music concert (Imagine Music Festival). The 2007 Junior parade, Kings & Queens Extravaganza and Pan Alive also drew record numbers and this seasons Mas rivals faced the fiercest competition of all time.

CARIBANA’s 40th goes down in the history books as the biggest and best ever.


Photos by www.TORONTO-LIME.com


2007 CARIBANA™ WINNERS
As reported by the CARIBANA™ festival producer.

BAND OF THE YEAR (A Category)
'Viva Las Vegas' - Jamaal Magloire (Toronto Revellers)

BAND OF THE YEAR (B+C Category)
'Tribal Warriors' - Dexter Seusahai (Tribal Knights)

KING OF THE BANDS
Rudy Rampersad - 'The Ring Master' (Carnival Nationz)

QUEEN OF THE BANDS
Tamara Alleyne-Gittens - 'Abracadabra' (Carnival Nationz)

MALE INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR
Kerth Alexander - 'Master of the Seals' (Carnival Nationz)

FEMALE INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR
Joanne Boisson - 'Gateway to Atlantis' (Borokeete Canada)

JR BAND OF THE YEAR
'Viva Las Vegas' - Jamaal Magloire (Toronto Revellers)

JR KING OF THE BANDS
Andrew Ramsaroop - 'The Atlantean Prince' - (Borokeete Canada)

JR QUEEN OF THE BANDS
Keyra Best - 'Keeper of the Coral Reef' (Borokeete Canada)

JR MALE INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR
Kishi King - 'Apache’ (Arnold Hughes & Associates)

JR FEMALE INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR
(TIE) Coryn Defreitas - 'Fly Pretty Butterfly Fly' (Evolution) / Chenez Power - 'The Atlantean Princess' (Borokeete Canada)

PAN ALIVE 2007 - Salah's Steelpan Academy - 271 points


Full CARIBANA™ results are available online at http://www.toronto-lime.com/

1 comment:

CarnivalDiva said...

aye, check meh girl Kim and ooh my my friends daughter in the green costume for kiddies. I really hope that Caribana grows bigger and better, sadly, I've never really been that all impressed with it.