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What's new?


- 07.28.08:

- The Final Program is now ready. Also, new speakers and abstracts have been added to the Speakers-page.


- 06.27.08:

- New updates have been added to the Program.


- 06.01.08:

- Mayor updates have been added to the Program. Please check for new additions and changes.




The Kings and Queens Competition at Lamport Stadium – an essential lead-up to the Festival Parade, and an opportunity to individually view these elaborate costumes that are the mark of Caribana. Tickets have been reserved for delegates.
    The Festival Parade of mas bands along the Lakeshore – the culmination of Caribana week, with the judging of costumes and dancing. Curbside tickets have been reserved for delegates.
    PAN ALIVE! There is also the option of attending the Steelpan competition at Lamport Stadium. Tickets have been reserved for delegates.



    Performers from Swizzlesticks Theatre (Toronto) will be intervening at points during the conference, as well as Caribana Mas dancers in costume.
    Steelpan music will also be part of the proceedings at different sessions in the conference.

Video Showings

Video Showings:

Documentary Videos will be shown in the N.M. Screening room at the Accolade Centre on a continual basis, on Wednesday evening, Thursday morning and throughout Friday. These will include: Peter Chelowski’s “The Roots Of Carnival”, Alberto Guevara’s “Dalits, Dramas, Dreams”, Richard Fung’s “The Art of Christopher Cozier” and Seth Feldman’s “Caribana”.



    Arranged by Leslie Ferris (Ohio State University, USA) and Ruth Tompsett (Middlesex University, UK) this has been mounted highly successfully at London City Hall in the U.K., and a selection of exhibits will be displayed as part of the Conference in the Gales Gallery at York University together with material and exhibits from Caribana.
     George Marharaj’s Calypso Collection will be on display in the Accolade Lobby at York University.



There will be opportunity to view the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean collections at the local York Woods Branch of the Toronto Public Library.