Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Time: June 2, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Studio 66,
Street: 66 Sixth Street,
Website or Map: http://whensteeltalks.ning.co…
Phone: contact 675-1421; 343-0126; 353-8233; 786-6658
Event Type: steelpan, music, event
Organized By: Pamberi Steel Orchestra
Latest Activity: May 24, 2013
The real music lovers of Trinidad and Tobago are in for a special treat when Pamberi takes the stage at Studio 66, 66 Sixth Street, Barataria, on Sunday, 2nd June, 2013 in a show entitled “Take Five”. Jazz in De Studio, features Pamberi, the San Juan Steelband that has been winning over audiences in Europe, North America and the Caribbean, and especially in Japan, where they have made 19 tours thus far.
One of the most musically innovative steelbands in the world, Pamberi is long associated with originality, cutting their teeth with composer Godwin Bowen, then nurturing their own homegrown composers and arrangers, such as musical director, Brian Villafana, arranger Cheo Cato, and Reon Patterson.
This is not to say they do not play music by other composers. Pamberi’s repertoire includes, among others, the music of: Andre Tanker, Hugh Masakela, Lord Kitchener, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Merchant, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, Horace Silver, Stevie Wonder and William Cepeda. So far, Pamberi has recorded 16 CDs and 1 DVD, releasing under French, Japanese and Caribbean labels.
Pamberi has shared the stage with notables like Paul Simon, Kool and the Gang, Third World, Neville Bros. and Rueben Blades. They have also accompanied Taj Mahal at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 2000.
Over the years, Pamberi has performed with Musicians like Luther Francois and Raf Robertson and for Calypsonians like: Relator, Black Stalin, Shadow, Scrunter and Crazy; Soca Artistes: Iwer George and KMC; Vocal Groups: H2O FLO and 3 Canal. Pamberi had the distinguished honour of performing with Mamady Keita, one of the world’s greatest Djembe Players from Guinea, West Africa.
“Take Five” is derived from one of Pamberi’s signature covers composed by Dave Brubeck and popularized by Tito Puente.
There will be a special guest appearance by the unforgettable Shanaqua, doing one of Raf Robertson’s compositions “Pan for Carnival”, accompanied by Pamberi and described as one of the best pan songs ever written.
Showtime is 6:30 pm
Limited seating available - Refreshments on sale
For further information and tickets, contact 675-1421; 343-0126; 353-8233; 786-6658.