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Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm MST
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is pleased to introduce an exciting new event to the 2019 festival lineup – Beyond The Mas. Take a step back in time to experience the magic of ole masquerade at the Riviera Banquet Hall on July 26th, 2019.
This year, Beyond The Mas will replace the Carnival Gala to bring a new and exciting twist to the festival lineup, its a cultural celebration showcasing the artistic creativity of traditional carnival satire through masquerade.
The inaugural event will be filled with dance, entertainment, and music featuring performances by Hummingbird Tassa Drummers, an Indo-Caribbean ensemble and Cajuca Mas Arts, a costume design group specializing in traditional masquerade characters.
Get ready to dance the night away with the sounds of DJ inVINCEable, Ossie Gurley and the Truth, an award-winning producer with hit songs “Who Let the Dogs Out” and Nigel Lewis “Follow the Leader.”
Be dazzled by a show of intricately designed costumes – old, new, and unexpected. Attendees can design or purchase their own costumes as a throwback to ole masquerade. Special prizes will be presented throughout the evening for the best costume designs.
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 Festival Management Committee produces the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, it is the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America and 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.
Tickets are on sale now for CAD $150.00, please visit www.torontocarnival.ca for more information, or call the Festival Management Committee Office at 416-391-5608.
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