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Photo Opportunity
Photo Opportunity

Thu, Jul 27


Saldenah Mas Camp

Photo Opportunity

Grammy-Award Winning Artist Shaggy and Soca Superstar Kes With Festival Management Committee at Saldenah Mas Camp.

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2023, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saldenah Mas Camp, 280 Consumers Rd, North York, ON M2J 1P8, Canada

About the event

July 26, 2023 (Toronto, ON) - The only Diamond-selling Dancehall/Reggae artist in music history, Shaggy, and popular frontman Kes from the versatile Caribbean Soca group, Kes the Band, will visit Saldenah Mas Camp on Thursday July 27th, 2023 located at 280 Consumers Road, Unit 344 at 5 PM and meet with the Festival Management Committee Board Members and Executive Team.

A pioneering Reggae/Dancehall icon, Shaggy has received two Grammy Awards and is among the top 3 streamed Reggae artists of all time on Spotify (along with Bob Marley and Sean Paul). He has amassed over 800 million streams across his catalog and sold more than 40 million albums.

Kes the Band parlayed their success in Trinidad and Tobago into international acclaim with a broad musical palette that combines elements of Reggae, Afro-beat, Dancehall, Calypso, Rock, Hip-Hop and Pop. With classic Soca hits such as “Wotless,” “Hello” and “Savannah Grass,” Kes the Band has sealed their position as leaders in the genre and have been featured in the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

With Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s Grand Parade less than two weeks away, on Saturday August 5th, the timing is perfect for this superstar duo to perform their feel-good anthem “Mood” during Toronto’s Carnival season. Kes is in Toronto for the IzWe concert which will be held at the Markham Fair Grounds on Saturday July 29th.

Media is welcome to attend the Saldenah Mas Camp for Photo Opportunities and brief interviews with Shaggy, Kes, FMC Executive and Saldenah Mas Camp.

Partnership support is expressed with gratitude to the following: Scarborough Town Centre, Exhibition Place, Ontario Science Centre, Metrolinx, United Local 46, Grace Foods, CTV Toronto, CP24, OCAF, Federal Government of Canada,

Provincial Government of Ontario, City of Toronto, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto FC, BBEP, Porter Airlines, OLG, Cantu, Diageo/Guinness, Street Eats, OSSTF, Spotify and US Virgin Islands.

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This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation

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