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Moods of Pan cancelled for the first time in 22 years

Antigua Observer

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Antigua & Barbuda, W.I. - The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the West Indies Oil Company (WIOC) Gemonites Moods of Pan steelband festival – a staple event which has been staged uninterrupted or 21 years.

The event would have had its 22nd hosting this November and would have likely featured regional and local acts, if not for the coronavirus. 

‘It was a hard decision to make,” captain Joseph Henry told Observer, as he explained the reason for the group’s decision.

“When the COVID situation happened at first, it was in March, so we didn’t really believe that it would go right down until November.

....Henry said they chose not to hold a virtual event because it would take away from the heart of the show.

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