(TORONTO, ON - April 3rd, 2019) - The 2019 Toronto Caribbean Carnival (TCC) has officially begun with the first band launch of the season. Tribal Carnival, one of Canada’s largest travelling Mas Bands unveiled “Magic” the theme for this year’s costume designs in Toronto on Friday, March 29th, 2019
Tribal Carnival’s introduction of “Magic” consisted of eleven costume design sections, which included - Illusions, Love Potion, Enchantment, Dream Catcher, Mystical Magic, Hocus Pocus, Magic Dust, Black Magic, Abracadabra, Mesmerize and the Sorceress.
“The concept for this year’s band theme came from watching the movie - Now you see me, a group of magicians and illusionists who pull off amazing tricks during their performances”, said Celena Seusahai - CEO of Tribal Carnival. “We always kick start the carnival season since our band plays Mas in both the Toronto and Grand Cayman carnival parades”.
Renowned as the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival has programmed a lineup of nine Mas Camp Band launches across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) from March until June 2019.
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is pleased to announce the 2019 dates for the following band launches:
March 29th – Tribal Carnival
April 6th – Fantazia Carnival
April 6th – Toronto Revellers
April 13th – Epic Carnival
April 20th – Louis Saldenah
April 26th – Sunlime Carnival
April 27th – Venom Carnival
May 9th – Concept Creators
TBD – Carnival Nationz
For the 2019 Carnival season, there are two categories of bands: Competing Mas Bands and Guest Bands. The Grand Parade will take place this year on August 3rd at the Canadian National Exhibition, a showcase of MAS Band parading in the designated route.
The 2019 TCC Festival Calendar of Events is as follows:
July 14th - Junior King & Queen
July 20th - Junior Parade & Family Day
August 1st - King and Queen Showcase
August 2nd - Pan Alive
August 3rd - Grand Parade
This year, the festival celebrates it’s 52nd anniversary with 4 glorious weeks of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry and entertainment. The Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival is an all-out spectacle of the visual and performing arts. For more information visit: https://torontocarnival.ca/