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Young Steelband Musicians shine in Saint Lucia’s first-ever National Schools Pan Festival

Steelpan Festival part of Lucian Carnival 2024 Leon Hess Comprehensive/Fusion Steel Orchestra   Castries, Saint Lucia, W.I.  -  Saint Lucia’s inaugural National Schools Pan Festival unfolded on a sunny Saturday June 8 afternoon at the SAB, Vigie in the country’s capital of Castries. It was part of the calendar of events for Lucian Carnival 2024. Popular Saint Lucian pan soloist Chazz, and SMC (St. Mary’s College) Masqueraders—a group of young male dancers—got the energy flowing, even before…

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Antigua’s Hell’s Gate Steel Orchestra 2024 Panorama Launch Not To Be Missed

St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda, W.I. - If you have the opportunity to be in Antigua, or are travelling within the Caribbean later this month, a phenomenal night of steelband music can be had for those lucky enough to make it. Veteran music organization Hell’s Gate Steel Orchestra (HGSO)—the country’s reigning national Panorama champion—is hosting its 2024 Panorama Launch entitled “This is Carnival” on Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. at the Villa Primary School in St. John’s. See more  

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Live now - Point Fortin’s 44th Borough Day - steel orchestras, costumed characters and more

Point Fortin, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - A Radicle Tube-live stream of Point Fortin’s 44th Borough Day - featuring steel orchestras Renegades, Exodus, All Stars, cultural performances, costumed participants, moko jumbies, and more - in Trinidad on Saturday May 4, 2024. See LIVE STREAM

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Catch the Live Stream - NYU Steel and Steel Sensation - in Concert

NYU Steel on stage in concert at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theater   New York, New York, USA - Musical performances on steel for the better part of ninety minutes will be enjoyed by a live audience on May 3, 2024 at New York University’s John A. Paulson Center. NYU Steel is under the guidance of Josh Quillen and Dr. Kendall K. Williams. Tristan Japsi has led Steel Sensation musically. See live stream

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A Physical and Mental transformation awaits you at the 11th Annual Clermont Caribbean Jerk Festival

Clermont, Florida, USA - Transform yourself into the 11th annual Clermont Caribbean Jerk Festival on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 12 to 9 p.m. presented by the Caribbean American Association of Lake County (CAALC). The free family friendly cultural event at Clermont’s Waterfront Park (330 3rd Street, Clermont, FL 34711) supports the Lake Steel Orchestra and raises funds for scholarships given to Lake County high school seniors. See more

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Meet Amenti Quashie Francis - United Kingdom

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form Amenti Quashie Francis   England, UK - “Music is literally in my blood… in fact, it’s in my soul… my soul sings through music. Music has been an important part of my life because of my relationship with healing through sound. We are born through sound and when we die music is played to walk us home, so a life without music can never be......” -- Amenti Francis Known as “The Priestess of Pan,” she successfully juggles every aspect of Pan -…

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Saint Lucia Amplifies Youth Engagement in Culture with UNESCO-Funded Steel Pan Project

Saint Lucia embarks on a UNESCO-backed initiative to infuse schools with steel pan music, aiming to preserve cultural heritage and empower youth. St. Lucia, W.I. - With an innovative stride towards enhancing cultural appreciation among the youth, the Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology in Saint Lucia has successfully obtained funding from UNESCO for a pivotal project aimed at fostering the development and expansion of steel pan music in schools.…

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Mesquite Band director carries on tradition of Tobago with steel drum band

Mesquite ISD launched Poteet’s steel drum band in January. Mesquite, Texas, USA - For the last six weeks, Steve Kath has directed Poteet High School’s new steel drum band. Starting at the beginning of the semester, Kath has held multiple rehearsals with percussion students from first and fourth periods. “It’s something that I've wanted to do for several years, and the opportunity just kind of presented itself,” said Kath, who serves as the assistant band director focused on percussion at…

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Panorama – The Real Carnival All-Inclusive

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Panorama is never short on drama. This year (2024) was no exception. A first-place tie and a last-place judgment have generated endless debate. But despite the annual tension, frustration and hints of conspiracy, the competition continues to resonate with the people, regardless of their socioeconomic status. See more

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