|Calvin Taylor - by Stephen Weir|
As a former North American Federation of Musicians booking agent, he booked many Caribbean acts into Toronto for the Caribbean season over the years.
Calvin is no stranger to planning big events. In 1986 he and a group of investors held a major event at the Varsity Arena called MULTY MUSIC 86. It featured very popular bands like FireFlight, Messenger, Pryme Tyme, Dominica Swinging Stars and the most popular artiste from Trinidad at that time Mr. David Rudder.
Calvin is well known within the West Indian Community and FMC TMBA, OSA, OCPA, pan lovers, revellers and spectators will benefit immensely from all of his experience and transferable skills.
About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival
The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. It has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America's largest outdoor festival.
Corporate sponsors of this year's festival include: Scotiabank, OLG, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, Virgin Radio, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Ontario Science Centre, and the Liberty Grand.
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