Friday 14 April 2017

The Voice Coming to Toronto this Saturday to sing for Jamaal

photo from 2016 Reveller's Costume Launch by sweirsweir


The Toronto Revellers Masquerade Band, participants in the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival parade, will be launching their costumes on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Parkview Manor at 9:00pm, under this year’s theme: MUSIC: LET THE RHYTHM MOVE YOU.

Hosted by Toronto Revellers Band Leader and Raptors Assistant Coach, Jamaal Magloire and special guest emcee, Giselle D’Wassi One, the evening is expected to attract more than 400 guests for dancing, celebration to signal the start of registration for the 2017 festivities.
The Band Launch marks the beginning of the carnival season, and will feature an elaborate show, display of costumes, live performance by Aaron “Voice” St. Louis – Trinidad’s Soca Monarch’s back-to-back champion; live music by NYC’s hottest DJ Young Chow; and Revellers DJ’s DOC, D’Ultimate Sting, DJ Tony Styles, DJ Undavover, Eternal Vibes, and the world’s youngest DJ Dex.

WHAT: Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers – Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2017 Band Launch
DATE: Saturday, April 15th, 2017
TIME: Media Call 10:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
WHERE: Parkview Manor – 55 Barber Greene Rd, Toronto
WHO: Jamaal Magloire - Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach and Toronto Revellers Band Leader
Aaron “Voice” St. Louis – Trinidad’s Soca Monarch’s Champion (2016, 2017)
Giselle D’Wassi One – Special Guest Emcee

Whether with the Toronto Revellers or with his new charitable organization, Jamaal Magloire Foundation, Magloire’s passion has always been about building the community. In a recent interview, FAN 590’s Paul Jones asked about the impact that the Toronto Revellers has with his Foundation. “It’s a way to fellowship the comradery,” Magloire responded. “The mature people are integrating with young people sharing ideas, sharing project management skills. It’s a way for good people to come together to help others.”
Tickets for the Toronto Revellers band launch event still available at For more information and online costume registration, please visit

Mas K Club Says Saturday Night (and early Sunday Morning) is Celebration Time in Toronto

Picture from last year's Mas K Club Launch - photo sweirsweir


Louis Saldenah got it right, this long weekend is CELEBRATION TIME in Toronto. His Mas K Club and its hundreds and hundreds of supporters are going to be spending Saturday night and Sunday morning dancing, eating and watching a costume launch fashion show (and don't worry there is a bar).
"We have captured the Band of the Year 17-times," said Louis Saldenah. "We have brought the most spectacular parade presentations that Toronto has ever seen! This summer we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Carnival in Toronto and the 150th Anniversary of Canada."

Mas K is the largest carnival band in the country, bringing over 4,000 costumed revellers onto the parade route for the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival. This Saturday they will be holding a giant launch party to show people what costumes are available to order for the parade. There will be a lot of choice - 15 sections will take turns on stage, showing the new looks for 2017.
The doors open at 9am Saturday. The party and Costume Launch stage show will run until the wee hours of Sunday. The evening is hosted by well-known DJ Eman with music provided by Dr. Jay, the Soca Prince.
CELEBRATION TIME takes place at the huge (1,400+ capacity) Chandni Grand Ballroom in Scarborough. 3895 McNicoll Avenue.
Admin: $20 in advance and more at the door.