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PIARCO, JANUARY 18, 2015- From its beginnings 75 years ago under a breadfruit tree at the Manette family’s Port of Spain home, Invaders Steel Orchestra has become one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most iconic steel bands, and Caribbean Airlines knows a good thing when they hear it. The airline today confirmed continuation of its exclusive sponsorship deal which will see Invaders Steel Orchestra serving as cultural brand ambassadors during the Trinidad Carnival season and at events in Guyana and Jamaica.
“There is no doubt that Invaders is an indelible part of the Carnival past, present and future. The band represents the very best of our culture, our heart and our aspirations and it is an honour for Caribbean Airlines to be part of that experience,” said George Releeder, Vice President Commercial.
For the duration of the Carnival season, Invaders will perform at Piarco International Airport to welcome arriving passengers with the signature sounds of the steel pan. “Pan is T&T's gift to the world and Invaders is blessed to have been part of its journey from "rags to riches". Today with the meaningful assistance of Caribbean Airlines we continue to proudly promote our national instrument both at home and abroad," said Michael Dinchong, Managing Director of CAL Invaders Steel Orchestra.
What Tune is Caribbean Airlines Invaders playing? That's the only Large band that does not have a song listed on WST for 2015.
The information is published as soon the organizations provides the info to WST. Invaders management has not provided that info as yet.
Word on the street
Is "This Melody Sweet"
Thanks Noah - this is what the birds have been tweeting to us also...
No problem... BTW Supernovas tune of choice is "Dr. Samaroo", not "Dr. Jit"
CORRECTION... AS FAR AS I KNOW MIDNIGHT INVADERS IS 76 YEARS OLD AS A STEELBAND (not talking about a gang or some fellas liming in a tenement yard I am talking about a REAL STEELBAND) MIDNIGHT INVADERS WAS THE FIRST. NOT ALEXANDERS RAGTIME BAND OR OVAL BOYS. IT WAS MIDNIGHT INVADERS.. LOTS of johnny come lately trying to muddy up the water and steal the glory but jump high jump low it was MIDNIGHT INVADERS and KING ELLIE MANNETTE.. HAIL THE INVENTOR....paddy
PART 2. INVADERS DESPERATELY NEEDS AN ARRANGER. THEY NEED FRESH NEW BLOOD WHO CAN BRING OUT THE BEST OF THE PLAYERS AND GIVE INVADERS A CHANCE AT THE TOP SPOT IN THE BIG YARD Currently its in a run of the mill mode and cant get out with what they have.. FRESH BLOOD AND NEW IDEAS NEEDED BIG TIME.. paddy
Invaders just is case allyuh looking for an arranger for 2016, there is a guy in London name Leroy Clark, his band won the last 3 panoramas in the UK, I think he is ready to go up against the big boys, would love to hear him in the big yard. [just saying]