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September 2012 Blog Posts (4)

In Focus Steelband

Im doing some research on female steelbands and am having some difficulty finding information on In Focus of which Allison Dyer was the leader.

Any thing would be helpful

Added by Jerry Bain on September 22, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Chetnicks Steelband

Information needed on this band. I believe they were from San Juan and that Earl Brooks played with them when he was about 7 years old. I can't find anything on this band at all....

Any info would be fantastic.



Added by Jerry Bain on September 22, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Great Lakes Steelpan Festival 2013

We are currently working on planning an education based steelpan festival for the Great Lakes area. The festival will likely be taking place within the chicagoland area and will be geared towards school bands that are looking to expand their knowledge of the instrument, not just another venue to perform at. The festival will take place during the weekend of April 13-14, 2013.

We are starting to pick up some momentum and there has been a lot of interest from people like Gary Gibson,…


Added by The Steelpan Store on September 10, 2012 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

Deafening silence - "Honour tassa just like pan"

It is strange the silence from pantrinbago 'guardian of the steelpan'. Imagine the tassa association attempting to degrade the steelpan in the worst manner ( see the express article "honour tassa just like pan http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/_Honour_tassa_just_like_pan_-167400415.html

Not a word from our parent body.

If tassa want to be the second national instrument, then justify…


Added by Keith Byer on September 6, 2012 at 9:53am — 25 Comments

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