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Macomere Fifi wears the crown and takes the Monarch Prize!!!

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Crowning Glory - Fourpeat For Calypso Winner  Canada has a new monarch. She was crowned last night. All hail Macomere FiFi. She is one of Canada's most successful Calypso singers, and last night, in Toronto, she won Canada’s top calypso music prize – Kaiso 365 – before a capacity crowd in the P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre. In a hotly contested battle between nine singers performing two songs each, Trinidadian-born Macomere Fifi also won the coveted People’s Choice Award and Special Awards for Best Composition On A Local Topic and Best Arrangement.

Fifi’s first song, “Never Again”, was a powerful commentary about the honour killing of the Shafia sisters; her second number titled “Tell Me Why” probed the issues surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin. Trinidadian-born Macomere Fifi also won the coveted People’s Choice Award and Special Awards for Best Composition On A Local Topic and Best Arrangement. The official results:
2012 “KAISO 365” CALYPSO MONARCH COMP…

Photo and Cutline from the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto newsletter and website

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Bake and Shark.  Third Annual Blocko in Toronto during the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto
Bake and Shark is a very popular street food sold in Trinidad and Tobago but is difficult to find in Toronto ... except during Carnival. It is one of those must-try items if you attend any Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto events,or if you attend a Mas Camp Blocko!
On Saturday, June 30th the Black Sage Carnival Mas Camp held its third annual Bake and Shark Blocko. A huge crowd came out on Saturday to attend the party held on Barbados Blvd (Eglinton and Brimley).
Bake refers to fried dough. The inside of the bake is hallow and that is where the shark meat is stuffed.
Black Sage was serving up authentic Maracas Beach (Trinidad) Bake and Shark which means that the dish was seasoned with all the fixings, including: Shadow Beni, Garlic Sauce, Tambarind Sauce, Pepper Sauce, Ketchup, Coleslaw, Tomatoes, Lettuce and Pineapple.