• Dynasty
  • Macomere-Fifi
  • three-monarchs
  • Spice
  • Connector
  • Structure

2014 Schedule

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Music showcase

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Guney. Macomere Fifi, The Crooner...

More on some of our Calypso artistes:

Redman -  aka Michael Thomas https://www.facebook.com/redmanakamt?fref=ts
Roger Gibbs www.spiritofcalypso.com
Guney Cedeno www.facebook.com/guney.cedeno
 Dick Lochan www.facebook.com/dick.lochan

OCPA 2012

 

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CALYPSO PARTY TIME 2012

Canadian Calypso & Soca compilation

 14 songs by top recording artists

Structure, Guney, Connector, Macomere Fifi (2012 Calypso Monarch), Redman, Delee, Sparkle, Mahayah, Dynasty, Crooner, The Juiceman, Web, Panman Pat, Skippy.

 $15. (plus shipping & handling)

Limited quantities available!!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

VAMOS... VAMOS... IT'S CHRISTMAS...!!!

Soca Parang

 

 

 

 


Check out Youtube link to Master T's coverage of......

2009 Calypso Monarch Finals

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSi9jV8xc68

 

 

 

 

IT'S AWARDS TIME AGAIN!

   

Celebrate our top calypso artists for 2012. Come to the.....  

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Scarborough Summerfest      August 10th - 12th, 2012

 The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto (CCC), in partnership with the Scarborough Town Jazz Festival, municipal and community organizations that includes OCPA will launch the first ever Scarborough Summerfest.

This three-day event starts from Friday, August 10th to Sunday, August 12th, using both the facilities of CCC and the adjacent grounds of Burrows Hall Community Centre (at the junction of Sheppard Ave East and Progress Ave, Scarborough).

The opening event will be on Friday, August 10 at 7 pm with exciting multicultural performances and jazz music in the P.C. Ho Theatre.
 

The Scarborough Summerfest celebrates multiculturalism in a fun-filled and entertaining fashion with all walks of life in Scarborough and neighbouring areas. The festival will be showcasing different forms of music, dances, arts and crafts, foods, costumes and entertainment of diverse ethnicities.  

Opening Gala at P.C. Ho Theatre

     Friday, August 10th     7:00 pm

Opening Ceremony with entertainment by local artists featuring a multicultural drumming, dance, and jazz band performances.

Admission: $15.

For ticket information please contact CCC at 416-292-9293 ext. 232 or Scarborough Town Jazz Festival at 647-427-8675. 

Cultural Marketplace, Multi-Purpose Hall at CCC 

     Friday, August 10th          6:00 - 10:00 pm

     Saturday, August 11th     12 noon - 10:00 pm

     Sunday, August 12th       12 noon - 6:00 pm

Cultural Marketplace featuring:

  • Exhibits and demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts
  • Music ensembles from various ethnic groups, including calypso and soca singers
  • Displays of Toronto Caribbean Carnival mas' costumes
  • Fashion shows of the costumes of various ethnic groups

Admission is free.  

CCC & Burrows Hall Community Centre grounds 

Friday, August 10th          6:00 – 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 11th     12noon – 10:00 pm

Sunday, August 12th       12noon – 6:00 pm

Scarborough Town Jazz Festival features the  likes of Juno Award winner Eddie Bullen, Latin music artistes Hilario Duran and Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo and many other great performers. The air will also be filled with the sounds and music of some of our great young talents in the community.

Admission is free.  Ethnic foods and refreshments on sale.

2012 Olympics 'live' broadcast of the Games on site during the Scarborough Summerfest.

The followingmunicipal and community partners and many volunteers have contributed to make the Scarborough Summerfest possible:

City of Toronto, Toronto Police Division 42, Toronto Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, Burrows Hall Community Centre and Library, Canadian Multicultural Council – Asians in Ontario, Toronto Zoo, Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes, Apex Shaolin Chinese Martial Academy, Chinese Cultural Centre Youth Chapter, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, The Mandarin Golf & Country Club (exclusive caterer to CCC)

 

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto (CCC) 

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Calypso STARS

Monday, August 6th   9:00 - 11:00 pm    FREE

WestJet Stage, Harbourfront Centre

Toronto, ON      

 

featuring top Canadian calypso and soca

recording artists plus special guests.......!

 

 

 

 

Macomere Fifi wins crown!

 

Canada's top calypso music prize - Kaiso 365 - was captured by Macomere Fifi before a capacity crowd at the P. C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre, Toronto. In a hotly contested battle between nine singers performing two songs each, Fifi also won the Peoples' Choice Award and special award for Best Composition On A Local Topic.

 

Her two songs were written and arranged by Montreal native Carlyle Bailey, who joined her onstage after she was crowned 2012 Calypso Monarch. Fifi's first song, titled "Never Again",was a powerful commentary on the recent honour killing of the Shafia sisters in Kingston, ON.; her second number titled "Tell Me Why" probed the issues surrounding the murder of young Black teenager in Florida, Trayvon Martin, and was also awarded Best Arrangement.

 

The 2012 Kaiso 365 Calypso Monarch official results are:


1st  Macomere Fifi

2nd Structure

3rd  Dennis James

4th  Web

5th  Beginner

6th  Connector

7th  Redman

8th  Panman Pat

9th  Crooner

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

Best Lyrics       Structure - The Ship Wreck

Best Melody       Dennis James - Now I Am Sixty-five

Best Presentation       Connector - Showcase We Culture

Most Original Calypso       Grandpa, I Can't Understand

Best Rendition       Dennis James - Now I Am Sixty-five

Best Composition On A Local Topic       Macomere Fifi - Never Again

Most Humorous Calypso       Dennis James - Now I Am Sixty-five

Best Arrangement       Macomere Fifi - Tell Me Why  (arranger Carlyle Bailey)

 

Peoples Choice       Macomere Fifi

 

 

 

 

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