ADVERTISE

With Us

PARTICIPATE

Form & Application

EVENTS

Attractions

VISITORS

Guides and Info

BUSINESS

Opportunities

SPONSORS

Our Supporters

MAS BAND

The sound, the beat, the music of the street is one of the most integral pieces of the Carnival puzzle. It is the audio colour to accompany the Mas band's vision; it's the energy and groove as the parade makes its move. It is the soundtrack to all the exciting events of Carnival. It is the food that feeds the spirit of festival.

 

Calypso, Soca and Steelpan will play an integral part of this year's celebratory Carnival. From the competitions and yard parties, to the stadium and street, the music will infiltrate the scene with live performances and concerts, sound systems and dance clubs, filled to rafters with the sound of the islands.

 

Calypso is a must have at Carnival time having sprung from the "chantuelles" whose music preceded the Carnival bands of the 19th century. Its songs were parodies used as themes, topics and issues of the day. Creativity in how one uses the language and double-entendre to make a statement is not lost on the people who listen carefully in captivated delight. Which artist song will out shine the others as the competition of songs begins? Listen to the best; enjoy all the rest as they find a way to say it – the top calypsonians of the year.

 

Soca is the fast-paced child of calypso. Soca found its feet, so-to-speak, in the '70s using the same basic calypso beat but sped-up and stroked with a laid-back bass line and unique drum style.

 

Steelpan is the music of a beautiful sounding instrument which came to life from the discarded oil drums of Trinidad and Tobago and today has morphed into a style of music and uniquely-tuned percussion instrument which is thought to be the one and only percussion instrument introduced in the past century. The steelpan holds at Carnival time.

 

Watch for the lineup of Monarch competitions surrounding this year's Carnival to be announced.

 

Looking to Jump Up in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival? Contact one of the bands listed for more information.

 

MAS BAND

INFO CHART

LIST OF BANDS

D'Regulars Arts and Cultural Club

Mas Camp: 120 BARBADOS ROAD, UNIT 11

Michael Williams - Bandleader

416-565-9688

[email protected]

www.dregulars.com

www.facebook.com/dregulars

Tribal Carnival

Mas Camp: 3401 MC NICOLL AVENUE, UNIT 8

Dexter Seusahai - Bandleader

647-997-1867

[email protected]

www.tribalcarnival.com

Durham Mass & Recreational Club

Mas Camp: 30 BERTRAND AVENUE, UNITS 1 AND 2

Jerrol  Augustine  - Bandleader

416-618-1302

[email protected]

www.durhammas.com

 

Mas K

Mas Camp: 2220 MIDLAND AVENUE,  UNIT 84A

Louis Saldenah - Bandleaders

416-560-4419

[email protected]

www.saldenahcarnival.com

TORONTO REVELLERS

Mas Camp: 851 MILNER AVENUE

Jamaal Magloire - Bandleaders

647.545.0632

[email protected]

www.torontorevellers.com

Carnival Nationz Inc.

Mas Camp: 71 DYNAMIC DRIVE, SCARBOROUGH

Marcus Eustace / Bryce Aguiton - Bandleaders

416.565.4079

[email protected]

www.carnival-nationz.com

Bryce Aguiton

416.985.8488

[email protected]

carnivalnationz

Fantazia International

Mas Camp: 1600 BRIMLEY, UNITS 3 & 4

Will Morton/Lisa Morton- Bandleaders

289-888-1247

[email protected]

www.fantaziainternational.net

Concept Costume Creators

Mas Camp: 29 COMMERCIAL ROAD, (laird/eglinton)

Whitfield Belasco - Bandleaders

647-203-1701

[email protected]

www.conceptcostumecreators.com

Island Vibz

Mas Camp: 2220 MIDLAND AVENUE, UNIT 72BR

Godrey Wickham - Bandleaders

647-308-0981

[email protected]

www.islandvibzmas.com

Sunlime Canada

Mas Camp: 69 HOWDEN ROAD UNIT 7, SCARBOROUGH

Dwayne Gunness - Bandleaders

416-990-7112

[email protected]

www.sunlime.ca

Atlantic Mas Toronto

Mas Camp: 2180 LAWRENCE AVENUE, OLD CHRYSLER BLDG.

Akil Heywood - Bandleaders

647-228-6744

[email protected]

www.atlanticmas.com

Carnival Redemption

Mas Camp: 116 MANVILLE ROAD, SCARBOROUGH

Joanne Webster/Chrisel Griffith - Bandleaders

647-391-9049

[email protected]

www.carnivalredemption.ca