Louis Saldenah

Louis has been an active participant in Toronto  Carnival, formally known as Caribana, for 40+ years, since 1977. Through his ingenuity, dedication and leadership, has been awarded the distinctive title of Band of the Year, 20 times.

Louis Saldenah was born in Trinidad & Tobago and came to Canada in 1970. He followed the footsteps of his father the legendary Harold ‘Sally’ Saldenah, one of Trinidad & Tobago most renowned Carnival band leader.

In 1977, he produced his first mas band ‘Shangri-la’ which went on to win the coveted Band Of The Year Honours.

His exceptional organizational, management, financial and people skills, has propelled him to create the most 

spectacular parade presentations that Toronto has ever seen. 

Louis’s creative life, growth and development of this art form have significantly contributed to the creation of this innovative art attraction which has grown to become Toronto’s “theatre in the streets” resulting in Toronto becoming host to one of the largest Carnivals in the world.

Louis artistic vision and creativity have caused excitement, inspiration and joy to tens of thousands of Canadians, foreign spectators and masqueraders.