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PROGRAMME CHANGES – ADDITION, AND CANCELLATION

 

There are three programme changes in this year’s  Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Since the July 5th launch of the festival, organizers have, because of considerable performance booking problems, changed the focus of the July 31st event at Fort York, cancelled the August 1st  Last Lap at Fort York and announced a concert at the Woodbine Slots.

 

 July 31st  Carnival in the Fort.   Pan. Steel drum orchestras will be performing outdoors at Fort York Sunday (noon – 8pm) at an all-day family friendly free event.  There will be live Soca and Calypso music, Caribbean Canadian DJs and lots of vendors serving up the food of the islands.  Carnival in the Fort replaces a planned ticketed outdoor festival of Indo-Caribbean music. That event was replaced because of booking problems with key acts.

 

The holiday Monday August 1st Indo-Caribbean music event has been cancelled. In its place the Carnival is working with OLG Slots to stage an evening Soca concert at the Woodbine Racetrack with Edwin Yearwood and his band, Krosfyah, with special guests Leadpipe & Saddis. The evening concert will be held in the Woodbine Concert Hall on August 12, 2016.

 

Krosfyah (pronounced "Crossfire") are a Soca band from the Caribbean island of Barbados. The group are best known for the hits "Road Jam", "Pump Me Up", and "Sak Passe". Fronted by Edwin Yearwood the band is one of the best-known and most successful Soca bands of the Caribbean.

 

The concert is hosted by Alan Alain of Caribbean Vibrations TV. The show starts at 8 pm, with tickets (now available on ticketmaster.ca) starting at $25 per person.  More information is available at: olglive.ca

 

About Toronto Caribbean Carnival

 

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. It is a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the city of Toronto and the Greater Toronto region will come alive with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Salsa, Zouk, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands celebrating the Carnival of the Americas. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America's largest outdoor festival.

Corporate sponsors / partners of this year's festival include: OLG, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, the Federal Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, Grace Kennedy Foods, the Ontario Science Centre, Exhibition Place, Malvern Town Centre, and Porter Airlines.

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For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival's official website at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue, Toronto. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608;   Email: [email protected]

 

Media Contacts

 

Stephen Weir

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist

Phone 416-489-5868

Cell: 416-801-3101

Email: [email protected]

 

Craigg Slowly

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist

647-572-2314