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8th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest!

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8th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest!

Time: May 7, 2010 to May 9, 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Street: 24th St. Oceanfront Park
City/Town: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Website or Map: http://www.vafest.org
Phone: (757) 282-2823
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Dave Longfellow
Latest Activity: May 5, 2010

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Event Description

The 8th annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest is the only place where you can enjoy great Caribbean music and food while basking in the fresh ocean breezes of the breath-taking Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This year’s headliners, Andy Narell and Relator - University of Calypso (www.andynarell.net), will satisfy the musical appetite of any listener from the trained musician to the casual on-looker with their Caribbean-jazz performances of vintage calypso. Narell’s ensemble will be accompanied by the Eastern Kentucky University’s 32 member Steelband to truly capture the essence of the islands. This festival provides the ultimate experience for any world music lover!

Check out all the info at www.vafest.org/pan

Schedule of Events

Workshops - Virginia Beach Convention Center, Meeting Suite 1
Friday, May 7: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Larry Snider, Cliff Alexis and Eugene Novotney will present sectional workshops concurrently, followed by an engine room demonstration and mass steel band performance. These workshops are open to everyone with their own instruments and desire to learn, including bands participating in the festival and individuals with their own instruments.

Performance by the San Jacinto College Central Steelband and Chorale – In the Shadows of the Forest, Lyrics and Music by Gary Gibson
Friday, May 7: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Headline Performances by Andy Narell and Relator - University of Calypso with Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Steelband - 24th St. Oceanfront Park
Friday, May 7: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, May 8: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Steel Band Competition – 24th St. Oceanfront Park
Saturday, May 8: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Show the audience and adjudicators what you can do! The Steel Band PANorama Competition will feature steel bands from across North America. Approximately 25 bands will perform in several categories for ratings and awards

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