Archive for July, 2014

big irie

July 28th, 2014 0

New Music Monday – Bajan Invasion

Hey Limers, As we gear up for the biggest party weekend in Toronto, our friends in BIM have already started! This past weekend was the 2014 Cropover Soca Monarch Finals, and one of my favourites, Biggie Ire, took home the title of Sweet Soca Monarch for the first time. His performance of Pankatang electrified the crowd…

machelpanam

July 22nd, 2014 0

Machel is EPIC in Toronto!

The power of soca was never more real than last Saturday at Nathan Phillip Square. In the midst of downtown Toronto, more than 15,000 fans packed the square for a free concert presented by D’Bandit and Dr. Jay, as part of the one year countdown to the Pan AM Games in 2015. For more than…

bunji-garlin-

July 7th, 2014 0

The Viking has done it again!

Flaunting his flexibility and lyrical nimbleness, Bunji Garlin’s newest release West Indian Jungle is another check in the win column for the successful, crossover artiste. Although it strays from the typical soca song – it exhibits a lyrical quality that you would usually find in the music of urban rap artists. Most of 2014 saw…

kes

July 1st, 2014 0

New Music Monday on A Tuesday – Kes the Band

Happy Canada Day! To celebrate the holiday, here’s a new track released by Kes the Band for Cropover 2014. Let  us know what you think in the comments!   About The Author: GinaGina is a communications specialist and a regular contributor on Toronto Lime. With a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and…

kiddies

July 22nd, 2014 0

2014 Junior Carnival Unofficial Results

This past weekend the kiddies got to celebrate carnival, with their own version of the big parade. For the first time in many years it was held in the Malvern community, and despite the weather, the turn out was great! Here are the unofficial results of the competition. Junior King  1st place - Malik Adams, Dragon…

AFROFEST-2014

July 4th, 2014 0

Event Spotlight: Weekend Edition

Hey Limers, This weekend there are quite a few events that will get you ready for Toronto carnival. Here are just a few! SOUND BANG FT. STARTING FROM SCRATCH & PRIVATE RYAN Friday July 4, 2014 The VUE 195 Galaxy Blvd Toronto, ON REGGAE OR DIE VOL. 9 Friday July 4, 2014 Guvernement Nightclub 132…

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July 23rd, 2014 0

Chronixx Makes his US Debut

Last night my social media feeds lit up when word spread that Jamaican reggae artist, Chronixx, would be performing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. It was his official US debut performing “Here Comes Trouble” for a live studio audience. If you missed it, check out his performance below….and spread the rich culture and heritage…

Afro Pan Toronto

July 10th, 2014 0

Event Spotlight: New Generation Steelband Festival

This Saturday, July 12 is a free event at historic Royal York that celebrates the only instrument to be created in the 20th century. That’s right, the steel pan! The New Generation Steelband Festival  is a celebration of Caribbean steel pan music featuring seven GTA youth steelbands and the award winning ensembles Pan Fantasy and Afropan…

tess

July 4th, 2014 0

Tessanne Chin Releases New Album

Although another season of  NBC’s The Voice has come and gone since Tessanne Chin’s win in season five, she continues to make moves in the music industry. On Tuesday, she released her first album since winning and its already made it to the top ten on the iTunes chart. Chin released her newest album, Count…

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