With the start of a new year comes great expectations, resolutions, and a universally recognized moment where one can wipe the slate clean and re-invent. Taking full advantage of this moment, Callaloo Mas Band has confirmed recent speculations of a collaboration with Toronto’s newest carnival brand, Carnival Angelz Inc.
Who is Carnival Angelz? A subsidiary of D’Bandit Enterprises, Carnival Angelz represents years of international experience in Caribbean entertainment. Under the leadership of Dwayne (D’Bandit) Pitt, Carnival Angelz is proving to be the new era of Toronto Mas.
Determined to shed Toronto Carnival of its status quo state and usher in a season of ‘Rebirth’, Marlon Singh (Callaloo Band Owner) shares – “It’s not enough to coast on our past success; there’s room in Toronto to broaden creative possibilities… We’ve recognized our limitations and in order to continue building Toronto’s Mas Culture, we’re expanding our family to include Carnival Angelz.”
For nearly a decade members of the newly formed, Carnival Angelz have been at the forefront of many creative masquerade ventures. Among these initiatives, is the influential role played in branding the popular, Carnival Nationz. Dwayne’s team has presented many stunning costumes during his span with the multiple ‘Band of The Year’ winning organization – the most impressive being large elegant ‘Angel Wings’ inspired by Victoria’s Secrets, Angels. After playing a major role in securing consecutive ‘Band of the Year’ titles in the last two years (2011 + 2012), Carnival Anglez has jumped the Carnival Nationz ship both satisfied and victorious.
Echoing, Marlon Singh’s sentiments on present limitations and creative possibilities, Dwayne Pitt shares, “Carnival Angelz is a brand built on years of trial and error. Just as we acknowledge our shortfalls, we continue to challenge our formula for success.” When asked, what masqueraders can expect from Callaloo this year, Mr. Pitt eagerly offers – Toronto’s first eco-friendly paperless billing system, modern costumes designed by Designing Darryl, as well as the creative expertise of international (King and Queen) designer, Curtis Eustace (10-Time Trinidad and Tobago King of The Bands).
As the official brand behind Callaloo Mas, the Carnival Angelz creative team will lead the production of Callaloo’s 2013 Toronto Carnival presentation, ‘Rebirth’.