On this episode, Our host Alain P. Arthur and guest correspondent Zakiya Tafari show the best of Toronto Caribbean
Carnival including highlights from Junior Carnival, The King, and Queen Competition, Pan Alive Panorama,
and the Grand Parade. We interview band leaders from Carnival Nationz, Saldenah Carnival and Toronto Revellers.
We speak with the only costume designer to bring mas for every year since Toronto Carnival started in 1967,
Mr. Whitfield Belasco. We get some great Carnival tips to help you get ready for the road from our girl Azalea Hart,
and we speak with Denise Herrera Jackson who shares with us a brief history of Toronto Carnival aka Caribana.
Sit back, relax and enjoy this special 1 Hour Episode of Caribbean Vibrations.
On this episode, we feature Taibu Community Health Centre which is located in the east end of
Toronto, Canada. This organization has created programs geared toward the Afro-Caribbean
and Seniors community to keep our people alive and active for many years to come.
Author, Activist and Entrepreneur – Freeway Ricky Ross discusses how he won his case, the 3 strikes rule, Mass Incarceration for Non-Violent Drug Offences, Transferable Skills and the growing Cannabis industry in Jamaica at Canex Jamaica; Montego Bay with Alain P. Arthur; host of Caribbean Vibrations TV.
The One Happy Island of Aruba, together with thousands of extraordinary participants and tourists celebrated the 65th Carnival Anniversary in a classy and majestic form. A total of 14 Carnival groups presented the most animated, elegant and luxurious parade ever seen on the island. Check out our recap of Aruba’s 65th Carnival!
We got a chance to attend the kick off concert for the Buju Banton “Long Walk to Freedom” Tour in Kingston, Jamaica. It was Buju’s first concert in over 10 years and the lineup did not disappoint. We were entertained by the likes of Christopher Martin, Romain Virgo, Chronixx, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Wayne Wonder and Gramps Morgan. We chatted backstage with LUST, Etana and the legendary Coco T. Buju performed almost every song in his catalogue in a scintillating performance for the ages.
We speak with Nurse Keisha of the Rouge Valley Hyperbaric Medical Centrewhere she explains how hyperbaric chambers works and helps to treat some ailments common to the Caribbean Community.
We checked out Chubbys Jamaican Kitchen in Toronto, Canada where we attended a special reception by the Jamaica Tourist Board Canada celebrating the film “Destiny” directed by Jamaican Jeremy Whittaker.
It is all about purchasing a home at Gates of Edgehill in St. Mary, Jamaica. We speak with Caribbean King of Comedy, Oliver Samuels about this home parish, Makedia Hannigan from Gates of Edgehill about this amazing property. We interview Ransford Davidson of JN Bank about their various home ownership programs and Lorna Phillips of Nicholson Phillip about the legal steps needed to acquire your property in Jamaica. As a bonus we chat with Leadership Speaker and Educator; Karl Subban about returning home to invest in Jamaica.
We got a chance to reason exclusively with Chronixx about his album, his success and visiting and performing in Africa.
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