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Meet Finale Composition Contest Finalist, Percussionist and Steelpan musician Andy Akiho

USA - Last February, MakeMusic, the American Composer’s Forum, and the Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird announced three finalists i…

Started by Pan Times

0 Sep 23, 2011

Meet Yohan Popwell - Arranger for Sonatas Steel Orchestra - Up close!

Global - He is meticulous, hard-working and leaves nothing to chance. Yohan Popwell knows that you’re “only as good as your last outing” an…

Started by Pan Times

1 Aug 23, 2011
Reply by paddy corea

Meet Leon “Foster” Thomas - Arranger for CrossFire Steel Orchestra - Up close!

Meet Leon “Foster” Thomas - Arranger for CrossFire Steel Orchestra - Up close!   Global - In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks…

Started by Pan Times

5 Aug 20, 2011
Reply by Trevor Emanuel Cooper

Revisited -- Meet Odie Franklin - Arranger for Despers USA Steel Orchestra - Up close!

New York, USA -  In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks, steelpanist and arranger Odie Franklin shares his views, passion and exp…

Started by Pan Times

3 Aug 20, 2011
Reply by Doris G.

Alumni Profile: Steel panist Shawn Thwaites ‘03

 Boston, USA -  Like many Berklee alumni, steelpan player Shawn Thwaites '03 grew up in a musical family. But when he came to Berklee, he…

Started by Pan Times

0 Aug 12, 2011

John Gibbs and the U.S.Steel Orchestra

Hello!   I am looking to reconnect with anyone who performed with Dr. John Gibbs in the U.S. Steel Orchestra in the late 1970s.   Please co…

Started by Louis Anthony deLise

1 Aug 10, 2011
Reply by Peter Gray

Le’Roi Simmonds, Arranger for Rising Stars Steel Orchestra, Speaks

Global - In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks, US Virgin Islands native Le’Roi Simmonds shares insight on who he is as a musicia…

Started by Pan Times

1 Jul 2, 2011
Reply by Pan

Revisited -- The Original DeFosto Himself Speaks - Tells it as he see it!

The Original DeFosto Himself Speaks   Global - He is one of the most influential musical orators of our time. His compositions have been ad…

Started by Pan Times

3 Apr 7, 2011
Reply by MakeItPlain

Ray Holman - rewind

Ray Holman Composer, Arranger, Panist, Educator New York - When Steel Talks continues its exclusive series of interviews with the legendary…

Started by Pan Times

0 Mar 25, 2011

When Steel Talks extends condolences to Ralph Davis and his family

When Steel Talks extends condolences to our fellow panman Ralph Davis and his family on the passing of his son, Jamal. Ralph is a founding…

Started by Pan Times

8 Mar 24, 2011
Reply by Keith Marcelle

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