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Meet Ayana “YaNz” Garcia - Trinidad & Tobago - Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Meet Ayana “YaNz” Garcia
Trinidad & Tobago

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “Those eight minutes are magical - it’s what I wait for 364 days of the year. The emotion you feel telling this music story is like heaven on earth. Putting on that costume no matter how outrageous it may be, feels like masqueraders getting dressed for Carnival Monday and Tuesday. You the panist become an artist, painting a picture for the audience musically.”

She has undoubtedly a natural drive for excellence in every aspect of her life. And when your godfathers are the likes of legendary panist Robert Greenidge and the late great Grammy award-winning Ralph MacDonald - subscribing to greatness is almost a given. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - scholar, musician and soon-to-be PhD student Ayana Garcia shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Beauty, Brains, Talent, you're truly Blessed,you go gyrl.
very fond memories playing along-side-you for Panorama in the world Renown Desperadoes steelband..you are an asset to the steelpan family.....love!

"Now there is an increase in people playing for numerous bands in the same category."

And I thought that MERRYTONESTOTHEBONE was LYING when he complained so BITTERLY about that PANORAMA CORRUPTION!!!

I apologize to you MERRYTONESTOTHEBONE!!!

Way to go, Ayana. Much appreciative of your story. You're definitely in the right groove.

All the best, and wishing you all that you wish for.

Dalton Narine


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