The Palm Foundation is producing its first annual Palm Sunday fund raising concert on the evening of Sunday 14 April 2019, joining the NGC in celebration of Pat Bishop as their National Hero 2018-2019. The concert was inspired by the standing ovation given to the Desperadoes Steel Orchestra’s scintillating performance of the Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld conducted by Jesus Acosta at the Big Five Concert last year.The featured performer will be the…See More
"I knew the story of Nellie Bly well but didn’t realise that the horizontal rings were designed for rolling the drums. It’s a pity we cannot use that design feature to roll bass pans instead of the tedious rocking of the drums. I know…"
"Our children need to know these things. Thank you When Steel Talks for shining a spotlight on the origin of the steel drum from which our National Instrumentis fashioned. This is not Steelband trivia about which there is too miuch old talk and…"
"This is a wonderful and valuable discussion to have. I wish some of the players would weigh in so that we can hear their side of the story. I agree with Lillian Sten that the damage began when that building was placed on that magical piece of…"
"Dear Mr Gonsalves, Thanks for your compliments, but I’d like to stay in the shadows where I belong, enjoying and learning. When I feel that I can make a contribution, I will, but I’M NO EXPERT and not ready for the Q and A.....you have…"
"Mr Gonsalves, For your information, one of my staff members refers to me as “an ageable person” I have been fortunate, since I was a girl, to have taken a deep and abiding interest in Steelband music, calypso, jazz as well as the…"
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