THE TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL CELEBRATES THE 55TH EMERALD ANNIVERSARY WITH AN EXCITING LINEUP OF EVENTS - @GoTOCarnival

 

THE TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL CELEBRATES THE 55TH EMERALD ANNIVERSARY WITH AN EXCITING LINEUP OF EVENTS

After two years, it’s time to reconnect, celebrate, and embrace diversity with the Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s (TCC) return. Celebrating the 55th Emerald Anniversary of the Parade, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival introduces a brand-new theme for the 2022 festival season - EMBRACE THE CARNIVAL IN YOU.

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival invites everyone to come and experience the joy and freedom that permeates each of the Festival Events. The ethos is built on celebrating Caribbean culture through carnival arts, music, costume, dance, and cuisine. The Grand Parade is returning to Exhibition Place on July 30, 2022, with Mas Bands, Steel Pan Players, Calypsonians, and Traditional Mas artists.

An exciting lineup of band launches showcasing the new costumes for 2022 takes place across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) from April until May. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to play mas in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival with the following bands: Atlantic Mas, Costume Creations Cultural ArtsCarnival NationzEPIC CarnivalFantazia CarnivalFreedom MasSaldenah CarnivalSunlimeSugaCayneToronto RevellersTribal Carnivaland Venom.

Described as a living art form, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival showcases colorful, striking costumes and Caribbean art to reflect the past and present. The steel pan players liven up the streets with the melodies from the only instrument created in the 20th century, including Mas Bands, steel pan players, calypso artists, stick fighting, and stilt walkers.

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival celebrates freedom, diversity, and inclusion. A tradition in which recently emancipated ex-slaves organized themselves in bands and portrayed masquerade characters. Every year, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival takes place on Emancipation Day weekend, which commemorates the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1834.

As one of the largest festivals in Canada, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival brings in thousands of people worldwide, taking place over four glorious weeks for an all-out spectacle of visual and performing arts. Participants are encouraged to "free up" and enjoy themselves!

The Festival Management Committee, producers of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, have curated an exciting program of events leading up to the Grand Parade:

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Official Launch - July 7, 2022
Junior King and Queen and Junior Steelpan Showcase - July 10, 2022
Junior Carnival - July 16, 2022
OCPA Calypso Showcase - July 24, 2022
King & Queen Showcase - July 28, 2022
OSA Pan Alive - July 29, 2022
Grand Parade - July 30, 2022
Carnival Flavours - July 31, 2022
Awards Gala - September 17, 2022

For more information on the 2022 calendar of events or participating with a Mas Band, please visit https://torontocarnival.ca/.



THE TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL CELEBRATES THE 55TH EMERALD ANNIVERSARY WITH AN EXCITING LINEUP OF EVENTS - @GoTOCarnival THE TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL CELEBRATES THE 55TH EMERALD ANNIVERSARY WITH AN EXCITING LINEUP OF EVENTS - @GoTOCarnival Reviewed by FADED4U on April 21, 2022 Rating: 5

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