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“The Business of Pan” by nestor Sullivan

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“The Business of Pan” by nestor Sullivan

Time: July 22, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Theatre 1, UTT Campus at NAPA
Street: UTT
City/Town: Trinidad
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: UTT
Latest Activity: Jul 22

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UTT - Distinguished Lecture Series: The Leaders in Business

The Academy of Arts, Letters, Culture and Public Affairs

“The Business of Pan”

by Nestor Sullivan

This presentation will analyse the ‘Business of Steelband’ within three specific areas of Steelband activities:Instrumentation; Musicianship and Administration. •

  • “Instrumentation” has to do with the supply of, and issues related to: Drums; Tuning; Chroming; Styles and Suppliers. 
  • “Musicianship” will address the musical requirements of a Steel Orchestra, including but not restricted to: arranging; rehearsals and performances. 
  • “Administration” will explore with the leadership capacities necessary for a successful Steelband.

These three elements of the Steelband will be examined in the context of the business which each generates in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, and indeed - the world.

Saturday July 22nd, 2017
Theatre 1, UTT Campus at NAPA
at 5:00 p.m.

NESTOR SULLIVAN was born in San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago. He attended the St. Joseph Boys’ R.C. School, and later went on to attend St. Mary’s College, and subsequently Teacher’s Training College. At the tertiary level he obtained a Master of Arts in Carnival Studies at The University of Trinidad and Tobago -  where his final research paper focused on ‘The Steelband Movement in Trinidad and Tobago: Fundamentals for Its Further Development’.

Mr. Sullivan is known locally, regionally and internationally for his expertise in steel pan.  He played with the Finland Steel Orchestra (San Juan), Sky Chiefs Steel Orchestra (Belmont), Pamberi Steel Orchestra (San Juan), Mangrove Steel Orchestra (London), Pan Rebels (New York), Calypsociation (Paris) and Pan Ramajay (Paris). His passion and dedication to pan led him to leadership positions in several organisations including: Captain and Manager of the Pamberi Steel Orchestra, and the Operations Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago National Steel Orchestra (TTNSO). Moreover, he has extensive experience in Pan Trinbago where he served as the Chairman (Eastern Region), Public Relations Officer (Central Executive) and Vice President (Central Executive).

Mr. Sullivan has also been a keen contributor to the training of the younger generation of Steel Pan Players and Tuners. He has served as a lecturer on the history of Steelband in the Advanced Pan Tuning Programme – a collaborative project between UTT and MIC. He has presented at numerous conferences and seminars at Universities and Institutions in Europe, North America, Asia and the Caribbean. He was also a founding member of the Pan in Schools Coordinating Council, Trinidad and Tobago.

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