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Northern Illinois University Steelband Concert this Sunday!

I wanted to make an announcement that the NIU Steelband is having a concert this Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 pm cst. If you can't make it to DeKalb to hear this group live, you can watch a live stream of it at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/niu-som-official

I will also try to embed it into this post, so everyone can hopefully see it right here. You won't want to miss this concert, it will be… Continue

Added by Matt Potts on April 25, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

PAN KILLERS

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL WHAT IS GOING WITH PAN IN NEW YORK ? AFTER PANORAMA ( WHICH IS ONE NITE FOR 10 MINS) THERE IS NOTTING GOING ON FOR PAN OR PAN LOVERS ,THESE PEOPLE IN CHARGE NEEDS TO STEP DOWN & LET PEOPLE WITH NEW ENERGY & IDEAS TAKE OVER BEFORE IT'S TO LATE

Added by colin sharpe on April 18, 2009 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

7th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest!

Don't miss the 7th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest, May 8-10, 2009 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This year's events include our interactive steel band workshop featuring clinicians Alan Lightner, Tom Miller and Jeff Narell, adjudicated performances from 20 steel bands from around USA and the CLICO Sforzata Steel Orchestra from Trinidad and Tobego! Call 757-282-2823 for more information and to register. We'll see you at the beach!

Thanks… Continue

Added by Dave Longfellow on April 9, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

OK ..This is something where everyone can participate...'Montreal International Steelpan Festival' is held on June 27th and 28th 2009. The Panorama Competition ( Steelpan Olympics) is held on the 28t…

OK ..This is something where everyone can participate...'Montreal International Steelpan Festival' is held on June 27th and 28th 2009. The Panorama Competition ( Steelpan Olympics) is held on the 28th June. In our Fund raising efforts "Steelpan Plus" Franchise Steelpan music stores in Montreal & Toronto is doing a raffle on our behalf of a

HIGH QUALITY SOPRANO PAN plus

SOPRANO PAN CASE plus

SOPRANO PAN STAND plus

SOPRANO PAN STICKS plus

STEELPAN TEXT BOOK (Poco a… Continue

Added by Salah Wilson on April 1, 2009 at 12:35am — 1 Comment

Trinidad Carnival 2009 Feat: Desperadoes

I had a great time in Trinidad with my brother Norman and friends. Norman played

Double Seconds with the Desperadoes Steel Orchestra - a long awaited dream came true. Most of this year I spent with Desperadoes, it seemed that anywhere I went I ended back with Desperadoes. Robert Greenidge's arrangement of 'Pan Redemption' was great, and the band is full of so much love, it was a real pleasure to be with the band for the whole season.



To View Pictures… Continue

Added by Mighty Jamma on March 30, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Time to learn music Theory and become musically literate. I have the tools to assist in this process contact me for more info or send me an email < salah@steelpanplus.com > visit my website < www.ste…

Time to learn music Theory and become musically literate. I have the tools to assist in this process contact me for more info or send me an email < salah@steelpanplus.com > visit my website < www.steelpanplus.com >

Steelpan Activist and Author : Salah A. Wilson



These are my books;

1. "Steelpan Playing With Theory" - A comprehensive 400 page Steelpan text book that begins from

scratch all the way up to university concepts including introduction to the Jazz… Continue

Added by Salah Wilson on March 17, 2009 at 7:50pm — 6 Comments

Pans in Worship

Yes you can minister and share the culture to prisons, and youth and bring the gospel of peace & salvation which is in Jesus Christ.

Added by The Gratitude Steel Band was formed in 1988 by Chaz Russell on March 3, 2009 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

Cariwest Caribbean Festival 25th anniversary

Are there any steel bands and steel band players out there who are willing to participate in our panorama this July (2009) in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
I am looking forward to chatting with some of you. Call 780-421-7800 and leave a message or Fax: 780-421-8931.
email: cariwest@shaw.ca

Added by Cariwest Caribean Festival on February 24, 2009 at 1:06am — No Comments

Crying For Carnival-mainly for PAN!

So...I'm stuck here in this COLD country. Some of my band members have gone to Trinidad for the Carnival, more so for the Panorama (The Greatest Steelpan Show On Earth). I hope to ease my sadness by catching the finals tonight on the web. [side bar:drupee, play a sweet chord for me!!!]

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but missing Panorama WILL kill me!

Added by Suzette on February 21, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Bradley

I'm impressed by the way you look at Bradley, it's like he's still here with us. No R.I.P. for Braddos pan people just love having him around, I think that's so kool. Just an observation

Added by Cecil Hinkson on February 19, 2009 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Amrit Samaroo explains his arrangement of r. Jit for BP Renegades

Amrit Samaroo, son of composer/steel band arranger extraordinaire, Dr. Jit Samaroo said that he is treating his 2009 panorama arrangement for the Bp Renegades Steel Orchestra, a song entitled Dr. Jit, (composed and sung by Winston “The Original DeFosto Himself” Scarborough) as a celebration of his father’s contribution to the Renegades, the national panorama competition and to the music of Trinidad and Tobago in general. According to young Samaroo, the arrangement features quotations from his… Continue

Added by Michael Marcano on February 18, 2009 at 8:20am — No Comments

Renegades’ 2009 Panorama offering—A son’s tribute to his father: Amrit Samaroo, son of composer/steel band arranger extraordinaire, Dr. Jit Samaroo said that he is treating his 2009 panorama arrange…

Renegades’ 2009 Panorama offering—A son’s tribute to his father:



Amrit Samaroo, son of composer/steel band arranger extraordinaire, Dr. Jit Samaroo said that he is treating his 2009 panorama arrangement for the Bp Renegades Steel Orchestra, a song entitled Dr. Jit that was composed and sung by Winston (The Original DeFosto) Scarborough, as a celebration of his father’s contribution to the Renegades, the national panorama competition and to the music of Trinidad and Tobago in general.… Continue

Added by Michael Marcano on February 17, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Special Door Prize at Trinidad 2009 Panorama

folks at Trinidad Panorama on Sat Feb 21, 09, be sure to hold on to your ticket stubs as a genuine Liz Mannette piece will be the door prize. We are contributing a sterling silver bass pan bracelet - can be for men or women - at the show.
Our way to reward all those die-hard pan patrons.

Everyone else listening online..I'm working on creating an online gift as well.

liz mannette

Added by Liz Mannette Inc. on February 17, 2009 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Lord Kitchener's Appreciation Day on February 11, 2011

Lord Kitchener's Appreciation Day on February 11, 2011
All Steelpan Players perform these songs.
Pan In A Minor and Pan in the 21st Century

Added by Hameed Shaqq on February 16, 2009 at 7:00pm — 24 Comments

TnTPanRadio.com

Anyone has been listening to TnTPanRadio.com and have issues with static noise coming through their speakers?
I have been listening to the Panorama semi finals for large bands, on TnTPanRadio.com, and felt those recordings are pan yard generated, does anyone agree?
Thanks!

Added by Trevor Michael on February 13, 2009 at 11:12pm — No Comments

National Junior Panorama Preliminaries

Results of the Preliminary Round are available at: http://www.doxtop.com/Browse/f4dbd14f/national-junior-panorama-09-preliminaries-results.aspx

Added by Pan In The Classroom Project Unit on February 13, 2009 at 12:05am — No Comments

Pamageddon

PANMAGEDDON

I am writing you this letter in appreciation of the hard work and dedication that the people of Trinidad and Tobago have put into the development of our national instrument. I have mentioned to Mr. Lashley our High Commission in Toronto about organizing an all steelband event on August 31 2012 to commemorate our 50th year of independence by performing the National Anthem of Trinidad and Tobago as a tribute to our Cultural Heritage and our gift to the World. The Steelpan…

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Added by Hameed Shaqq on February 8, 2009 at 5:30pm — 16 Comments

Panorama Time is Bradley Time - The Great One Examined

Global - He was simply the world's greatest steelpan music arranger. Moreover, he was the one the titans of pan bowed to. This was his stage, his arena, his moment. This was his time. Panorama was "Bradley Time." Master arranger Clive Bradley, more so than any other, shaped and elevated the music and theatre of the panorama as we know it.



We revisit a musical examination of some of the Master's works by one of the most respected and gifted music talents out of the Caribbean. Frankie… Continue

Added by Pan Times on February 2, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Solo Pan Player with Tracks Needed

New Caribbean Restaurant opening in Wayne, New Jersey on February 23rd. They will be having live music starting in mid-April. Solo pan players with backing tracks are needed through the fall. Great gig, high profile, consistent, super environment. If you are interested or know someone that does Caribbean repertoire, be it a pan player, keyboardist or guitarist; have them contact me @ 407.446.8787 or email me at zlatz@earthlink.net.

Added by King James on February 1, 2009 at 10:01am — No Comments

GREETINGS! JACK WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND HIS CONDOLENCES TO THE SHARPE FAMILY. HE SAYS "THE GOOD ONES LEAVE TOO SOON. I'VE KNOWN THESE GUYS FOREVER AND THEY ARE ALL PERFECT. CAN'T SAY NOTHIN' BAD ABOUT …

GREETINGS!



JACK WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND HIS CONDOLENCES TO THE SHARPE FAMILY. HE SAYS "THE GOOD ONES LEAVE TOO SOON. I'VE KNOWN THESE GUYS FOREVER AND THEY ARE ALL PERFECT. CAN'T SAY NOTHIN' BAD ABOUT PAN FOLKS. I DIDN'T SAY MUCH BEFORE BECAUSE I FIGURED SHIRLEEN WOULD TAKE CARE OF THAT, BUT I HAD TO SAY A LITTLE SOMETHIN' TODAY. I MAY NOT SAY MUCH, BUT I WILL BE THERE TONIGH FOR SURE."



SO I SAY ALONG WITH JACK, " GOD BLESS, AND PEACE TO YOU AND YOUR… Continue

Added by EMMANUEL 'COBO JACK' RILEY on January 31, 2009 at 12:38pm — No Comments

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