Wednesday July 31st, 2019
This week the 52nd Annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival https://torontocarnival.ca is in full swing . The month long festival began in 1967 in Toronto and was supposed to be a one-time celebration of the Canadian Centennial in Ontario’s provincial capital city. Over a million people from around the world will visit the GTA to “jump up” during carnival including the jewel of the festival, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade (Saturday August 3rd, 2019.) Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com was on location at City Hall https://www.toronto.ca/ Nathan Phillips Square https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/venues-facilities-bookings/booking-city-facilities/city-squares/nathan-phillips-square/ for the official launch of the festival (Tuesday July 9th, 2019) to speak with Band Leader Wendy Jones http://www.panfantasysteelband.com/25th_Anniversary.html of the 7 time and current Pan Alive Competition Champions www.ontariosteelpanassociation.com/pan-alive.html , Pan Fantasy Steel Orchestra www.panfantasysteelband.com/ on the history behind the Steel Pan, How it’s played, how it became a musical symbol for Caribbean music, the future of steel pan and why the Pan Fantasy Steel Orchestra is the number one Steel pan band in Toronto.
(Pan Fantasy Hulk 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTjatFOzrw8 )