Founder/CEO: Boston Carnival Village- Mr. Michael C. Smith
Michael founded Leonard Communication several years ago when he published "Caribbean Voice Magazine". In addition to his interest in publishing, he is an avid photographer. Michael has been photographing Boston's Trinidad Style Carnival for over 15 years. He has also photographed interesting sites around New England as well as locations across the USA. Michael enjoys many hours listening to music. He is currently working on his second photography exhibition -- "Steelpan University".
Michael was invited to join the Caribbean American Carnival Association in 1997, and served two years as as recording secretary and helped with the annual operations for the next eight years. Upon leaving the organization, he organized and conducted the first survey on Boston Carnival in 2005 and published the results (Boston Carnival: Photographic Essay and Survey). Additionally, he also did the first photography exhibition on Boston Carnival entitled "Streets of Color"; and was instrumental in organizing the first "behind the scenes" interview with WCVB TV Channel 5 Newscaster, Pam Cross. Michael was featured on Urban Update on WHDH TV Channel 7- Host: Alberto Vasallo III where he and other guests spoke about Boston's Trinidad Style carnival and the need for support and sponsors. He was also a guest on City Line with Karen Holmes Ward WCVB TV5 , Boston
Today, Michael continues to promote Boston Carnival and seeks sponsors for the bandleaders, he also the publisher of Boston Carnival Village magazine and author/webmaster of this website. Michael graduated in 1983 from Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering. #bostoncarnivalvillage