I am a sax player who learns a lot from playing pan. The physical layout of any instrument has a lot to do with how easy or difficult it is to play and hear and (most importantly) understand music.…Continue
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Cinderella’s Dance represents my response to the 2014 panorama in Antigua & Barbuda.
Once upon a time there lived an unhappy, motherless girl with her stepmother and two stepsisters. The stepmother did not like her one little bit because she was prettier than her own two daughters. In fact, the poor girl was prettier…Continue
If the best way to honor your parents is never to refer to them in the past tense then I must go to the graveside of my father to tell him I now understand what he says about Hell’s Gate: Whenever North Star and other steelbands compete, the supporters of Hell’s Gate say, (in “beautiful arrogance”), that Hell’s Gate have to win; even if they don’t compete.
After a few years of skirting around a single tenor pan, I made a second, successful attempt to play in panorama this carnival, in…Continue