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

Yohan Popwell after his WST interviewGlobal - He is meticulous, hard-working and leaves nothing to chance. Yohan Popwell knows that you’re “only as good as your last outing” and within the steelband arranging arena, it is a real case of “what have you done for me lately?” .


In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - educator, multi-champion steelband panorama arranger and steelpan performing artist Yohan Popwell speaks about the challenge of arranging for the New York flagship music franchise Sonatas Steel Orchestra. This year Yohan and Sonatas attempt to capture the hat trick.

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So good to see another Vinci oriented person doing it. (Pat Bishop has Vinci roots also (the ASH family of Lomans) Altho born in T&T Yohan is the son of my god brother Leonard Popwell from Hospital Rd Ktown SVG. Leonard payed mas with me back in the day. As a Panist (and other instruments) I am thrilled at the connection.  Thnx Paddy Corea Despers USA and Demon Fuzz 

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