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January 2011 Blog Posts (12)

BP Renegades off to Folle Journey Music Festival in France

Nine times Panorama Champions Bp Renegades Steel Orchestra flew out of Trinidad on January 26 to participate in the 2011 staging of the Folle Journee Classical Music Festival in France. Led by Captain Candice Andrews, the group comprises of tenor players Levi Ettienne, Kain Cox, Marvis Mohammed, Micahi Felician and Kershiff Perry; Double-tenor player Cleveland King and Anthony Lewis; as well as double-guitar players Jessica Bentick and Lisa Dureaux. The bassists are Kayesha Ollivierre, Ayesha… Continue

Added by Michael Marcano on January 28, 2011 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Steel Drums/Steel Drum Pans and the Solid Hoop Innovation

Here is a link to a blog about Solid Hoop Steel Drum Pan. Read and share your comments about this innovation in Pan

http://rythmtrail.com/2010/10/steel-drumssteel-drum-pans-and-the-solid-hoop-innovation/

Added by RythmTrail Steel Drum Band on January 28, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Journey of A Pan Man



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The first time I saw Despers, I was with my brother Norman in 1981. They were performing at the Birmingham Odeon, (as part of their UK tour).  The whole audience was transfixed, we were amazed with the standard and sound of the music . Robert Greenidge gave a great performance with Taj Mahal. This was the first time I had seen a steelpan soloist in action. This performance changed my life. I knew…

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Added by Hearts Aglow Records on January 22, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Growing with Pan

The Steel pan is a beautiful creation originated in Trinidad & Tobago in the late 19.30's and is the only orchestral family of acoustic musical instruments to be invented in the 20th century. With instruments ranging from low bass to high sopranos, all made out of the same raw material (oil drums) makes this invention a magnificent achievement for people of Trinidad & Tobago.



Jamani Stewart was introduced to…

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Added by Hearts Aglow Records on January 22, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Young Steelpan Ambassador

The Steel pan is a beautiful creation originated in Trinidad & Tobago in the late 19.30's and is the only orchestral family of acoustic musical instruments to be invented in the 20th century. With instruments ranging from low bass to high sopranos, all made out of the same raw material (oil drums) makes this invention a magnificent achievement for people of Trinidad & Tobago.

Jamani Stewart as a young steelpan soloist has…

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Added by Hearts Aglow Records on January 22, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

The Steelpan Soloist

Jamani being a solo performer means you have to rely on yourself to run the show, were as in a band you have other musicians to help you out, which is all good as in developing team work skills,  so  getting the corrected balance  between  solo permanences  and band work, is inessential skills to have  for a young  growing  musician.

Over the years locally  Jamani has performed at many venues, like the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre  (NEC)…

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Added by Hearts Aglow Records on January 22, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

Introduction to the Steelpan

Jamani Stewart was introduced to the Steelpans at a very young age, due to the fact his dad "Jamma" played the Steelpans, and had  first hand experience of the benefits of playing  music from a young age,  felt it inessential to pass on the skills  to his…

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Added by Hearts Aglow Records on January 22, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

Steel Drums For SALE (USED) by: Fantassia Band

To all Steel Bands in the Tri State and PA.( NY,Conn,Jersey and PA)

We have for SALE:

Inventory:

 

1 Set of Six Bass $500

2/3 Set of Six Bass (2 pans are missing) $300

1 Set Tenor Bass $450

1 Set Triple Cellos$450

2 Pairs Double Seconds$350 each

1 Right Hand Side double Second $150 per…

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Added by Orleron Depeza on January 19, 2011 at 7:55am — No Comments

Glaeroy Joseph,RE soloist

The Invaders soloist ,Emanuel Riley.I am almost sure . Mr. Joseph U do know sweet pan & sweet music.

Added by Clarence Curvan on January 13, 2011 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

re. Showtime

beautiful music, lyrics setting in the right places.Its a winner if the right  chords are used.especially progressive chords.

Added by Clarence Curvan on January 13, 2011 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS.....  URGENTLY TRYING TO LOCATE A COPY OF "CATELLI TRINIDAD ALL STARS" PLAYING RAINORAMA ARRANGED BY RUDY WELLS, FROM THE YEAR 1973. FOR THOSE IN T & T, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 620-…

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS.....  URGENTLY TRYING TO LOCATE A COPY OF "CATELLI TRINIDAD ALL STARS" PLAYING RAINORAMA ARRANGED BY RUDY WELLS, FROM THE YEAR 1973.

FOR THOSE IN T & T, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 620-4957

INTERNATIONALLY, PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT PANMAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

ANXIOUSLY ANTICIPATING AN EARLY RESPONSE.

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Added by Larry Lai on January 11, 2011 at 8:58pm — No Comments

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