Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Two steelpan activities with the youth as the target audience will take centre stage this weekend.

In the North, the Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra will present its First Annual Extravaganza on Saturday 20 August, 2016, at the St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St. James between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The exciting program—for the youths and produced by the youths—include Junior champion steel orchestras St. Francois Girls’ College Steel Orchestra, St. Margaret’s Youth Steel Orchestra, Trinidad All Stars Youth Steel Orchestra and hosts Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra. There is no cover charge for this event.
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  • The continuation of any organization derives from youths. That is why it's very important that we try our best to keep these Pan youth events in the limelight. In my opinion the discipline gathered by the youths in these musical organizations can be of beneficial use in their future development as adults. I am saying these things based on my personal experience.I am extremely happy to see that Trinidad All Stars Youth Steel Orchestra is in operation." Keep It Up". Keep the FLAG Flying.



    I certainly hope that people come out and support these youth steelbands because the future of the steelpan is in their hands. It was a sad day at the Lidj Yasu Omawale Emancipation Village Pan African Festival, on Friday 29th July, when there was literally no audience at the Youth Pan Explosion. There were excellent performances by Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra, St. Margaret's Youth Steel Orchestra, Success Stars Pan Sounds and Febeau Government School (?) but they performed to an almost non-existent audience—only the family and friends/supporters of the youths. I counted less than 15 persons in the audience at the Savannah! Show the young people how much you appreciate the hard work underlying their performances. Come out and support the National Instrument. It’s sheer hypocrisy to cry for Birdsong and not support other efforts to empower our youth musically.

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