Kya Publishing Launches "Carnival Leadership & Education Series" Online
Highlighted elements will include:
MUSIC: instrumentalists, DJs, competitions, artists
TRADITION: history, international impact, characters, focus
DESIGN: mas bands, visual artists, costume designers, presentation
DANCE: styles, theatre, masquerader, choreography
ENTERPRISE: community, businesses, financial growth
LITERATURE: storytelling, authors, classical contributions
The Carnival Leadership & Education Series will provide an overview of the select topics, and also list recommended next steps for those who are curious about and/or committed to sustaining and enhancing the culture.
With a history of costume design, mas band administration, and media/communications over the years, Kya Publishing is committed to Toronto's Carnival, its sustainability, and community development.
"Carnival culture provides so much inspiration for us, and is a wonderful representation and celebration of Caribbean culture," said Kya Publishing founder Stacey Marie Robinson. "Each year we enjoy contributing in various ways, to ensure that the following generations of Caribbean Canadians--and our multicultural Canadian peers--never lose sight of the beauty and impact of this heritage."
The Carnival Leadership & Education Series will be available through Kya Publishing's online blog, which can be accessed through the Kya Publishing website, and @CarnivalSpotlight profile on Instagram.
"Through this blog series, we hope to encourage our readers to commit to a carnival leadership activity, connect with local carnival artists and businesses, and also contribute to this beautiful international phenomenon...with a Canadian perspective."
In an effort to preserve the contemporary Toronto Caribbean Carnival experience, Kya Publishing has developed a fictional book about one Toronto couple's introduction to the world of soca music and mas; "Carnival Spotlight" is a part of their Urban Toronto Tales novel and short story collection, written by Stacey Marie Robinson.