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Calypso Night - A Sound Sensation

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Calypso Night - A Sound Sensation

Time: February 6, 2010 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Location: Kölner Philharmonie Germany
Event Type: great, concert!
Organized By: WDR Köln
Latest Activity: Feb 26, 2010

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Event Description

Dear friends,

I'm writing to share a sound sensation with you I was lucky enough to experience last night:
It was a concert of Andy Narell with Calypsociation (this night called "The Andy Narell Steelband Project"), Relator and the WDR-BigBand from Köln (WDR is the radio station of Cologne). I might be wrong but I got the impression that this event came very close to a world premiere in our beloved art form. The house was sold out, they played for two and a half hours and the audience was much more than enthusiastic.
The program was - amongst others - :
Coffee Street
Batty Mamselle
China Syndrome
Kitchener Medley
The Passage
One More Touch
Sea of Stories
And now the very best: They are playing this concert tonight at the "Kölner Philharmonie" and it's broadcasted live on the radio station "WDR 3". So if you're lucky you might catch the live stream on http://www.wdr3.de . Look for "WDR 3 hören" and then click on "Stream" on the right near the top of the page. Or paste http://www.wdr.de/wdrlive/media/wdr3.m3u into your external software player.
They too give you the possibility of using their WDR-RadioRecorder.
And if nothing works out I'll get it for you and upload it afterwards.
Our local time is GMT +1 so we are 5 hours ahead of Trinidad & Tobago.

Let's join for the music, best regards, WerNer

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Comment by WerNer on February 7, 2010 at 7:20am
I simply couldn't resist to upload two songs of the concert as an example for the state of the art musical quality. It would be absurd to compress the files, so I give you the .wav versions of the original fm radio transmission.
This is not for commercial purpurses and strictly from one calypso lover to all of you. I hope it won't cost me my last t-shirt.
01. AndyNarellSteelbandProject+WDR-BigBand - OneMoreTouch.wav
02. AndyNarellSteelbandProject+WDR-BigBand+Relator - Nora.wav
Concerning the concert: The audience at the first location were mainly big band jazz fans aged 40+... And they were all curious to here the sound of a steel band. Right from the beginning their positive reaction was overwhelming!
And one last thing: If anyone wants a cd of the concert I'll try to do what I can. Just write me an email. Perhaps it makes sense to send one to WST for documentation. But I don't want to infringe any copy rights!
"Thank you for the music, T'n'T!"
Comment by Rony Perry on February 6, 2010 at 10:45pm
did it get recorded? I missed the live broadcast. Thanks!
Comment by courtney jones on February 6, 2010 at 4:30pm
wicked concert....WICKED!!!!!WDR3....
Comment by Pan Times on February 6, 2010 at 4:19pm
Thanks again WerNer this was great!!

Comment by The Steelpan Store on February 6, 2010 at 9:43am
Thanks WerNer, I am really looking forward to checking that out!
Comment by Darren Dyke on February 6, 2010 at 8:50am
Thank you WerNer for you post. I too was at the concert and will be again tonight in Cologne. This is really a great event bringing together 2 excellent groups. If you listen you wont be disappointed!
Comment by Pan Times on February 6, 2010 at 7:21am
You can listen to the feed on the WST network at http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/page/wdr-3
Comment by Pan Times on February 6, 2010 at 6:44am
Much thanks WerNer for sharing with the WST family.

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