- P.O. Box 260285, Boston, MA 02126 We provide a gateway to the Caribbean American community and promote and support Boston's Trinidad style carnival. Design and Developed By Mr. Michael C. Smith for Leonard Communication
Desperadoes, one of many large steel bands in Trinidad formerly know as “Gay Desperadoes’ changed their name to Desperadoes after a trip to New York ”Apparently, many Homosexuals men took to following the band believing that Gay Desperadoes meant that all the members were homosexuals” -
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 20 years.(Photo Gallery) He has also photographed interesting sites around New England, as well as locations across the USA. He cherishes the opportunity he had to photograph the inauguration and swearing in ceremony of Massachusetts first black governor Deval Patrick 1/4/2007. Michael enjoys many hours listening to music and is currently preparing to launch another exhibition.
Michael was invited to join the Caribbean American Carnival Association in 1996.He served two years as a recording secretary and helped with 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 anchor and reporter, Pam Cross (Ancrum Strategic Advisors) . 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 hosted by Karen Holmes Ward WCVB TV5 , Boston
Today, Michael continues to promote Boston’s Trinidad style Carnival and is actively encouraging businesses to sponsor the Carnival bands. He is also the publisher of Boston Carnival Village magazine and author/webmaster of this website. Michael graduated in 1983 from Northeastern University Boston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering. #Bostoncarnivalvillage (Updated 1/21/2017)