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THE PAN ON THE MOVE EXPERIENCE

ON JULY 4TH '09 THE PAN ON THE MOVE EXPERIENCE BEGAN, 15 MINUTES OF ROAD PAN MUSIC, CONCEIVED,PRODUCED BY HUELOY AND MAGNIFICENTLY ARRANGED BY SIR PELHAM GODDARD,STAY TUNED.

Added by VINCENT HUELOY LILA YIP YOUNG on August 15, 2009 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Steelpan Players Essential Educational Developement Initiative (SPEEDI

The Steelpan Community need to get on the ball, more than 70% of th players in Toronto is under the age of (30) thirty. To these youths, playing steelpan is as canadian as playing hockey. The Steelpan art, represents an inter-generational interaction with the same objectives within the steelband Community. However, the community must be active in securing funding for the long-term developement in terms of the Science and Technology of the Instrument in Canada.

Added by Hameed Shaqq on August 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Blending Pans for the General Public

Pan tuner and long-time apprentice to Ellie Mannette, Billy Sheeder, will be at Radoes Panyard from Monday August 31 to Friday, September 4, doing tunings for all of the public. Radoes panyard is located on Chase Court between Ralph Avenue and E. 83rd St., near Foster.



No appointment is necessary -- anyone is welcom to bring their pans for blending on a first-come, first-serve basis.



Billy has been tuning for 13 years, 8 of which under the tutelage of Ellie Mannette and a… Continue

Added by susan mc on August 9, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

An Evening of Pan

Rising Stars- Silver Stars Presents: "An Evening of Pan Music" 1612 N.W. 38th Ave. Lauder Hill,Florida 33311

Featuring: "Pan Explo" "The 21st Century Steel Band" "Risinig Stars-"Silver Stars USA" Nigel "Moving" Lewis

"D.J. Savage Won" and "D.J. Tee Rex"

For Infomation Call: Lloyd Payne 954-825-6630 Kenty 954-295-8966 Albert Leach 786-399-0307

Added by Michael Kernahan on August 3, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Pan Concert in South Florida August 22nd 2009

Featuring Pan Explo, 21st Century Steel Band, Rising Star-Silverstars USA

For Information: Call Lloyd Payne: 954-824-6630, Kenty:954-295-8966, Albert Leach: 786-399-0307

Venue: 1612 NW 38th Ave. LauderHill,Florida 33311

Added by Michael Kernahan on August 3, 2009 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

Russell's response to UTubes Pingpong Samba (1952) and my asking if it was his Jazz trio and/or him on piano and was this the first pan recording in the Uk as far as he knows goes as follows:- 'I ma…

Russell's response to UTubes Pingpong Samba (1952) and my asking if it was his Jazz trio and/or him on piano and was this the first pan recording in the Uk as far as he knows goes as follows:-



'I made my first recording in 53, or 54 for Melodic records ( pingpong Samba, pingpong Lullaby etc). I don't know of any earlier recordings! If you find out please let me know.'



'Yes I'm on Piano, Fitzroy Coleman on Guitar. It's one of my compositions . My nephew Selwyn Gomes also a… Continue

Added by Penelope Welch on July 24, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

Pingpong Samba

Want to hear steel pan when it stole your heart? Check Pingpong Samba by Russ Hendersn Steel band on UTube 1952. Russ is probably on the piano. I am just checking with him now.

Added by Penelope Welch on July 24, 2009 at 6:05am — No Comments

Looking For Gold By National Lottery 3rd World Steel Orchestra

Hi I am looking for a recording of Gold By Third World, If anyone can point me in the right direction or to a link it will be most appreciated. Thank You In Advance.

Added by Andres Gonzalez on July 21, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Calypsociation just started to record a new Album "Pan People"




Calypsociation is happy to say to all that we started to record a new Cd !! Only new tunes : A tribute to Michael Jackson, A tribute to Joe Zawinul ( and weather report ), Some Salsa, Some Mazurka, Some 12/8, and of course True Panorama Tunes !

For more Information you can contact us!

Added by Magda Belaid on July 9, 2009 at 6:22am — 1 Comment

Help needed in establishing an after school pan program in North Miami

I am a music teacher stationed in North Miami and currently at home for the next two months wasting talent and time. I have a small kids' steel ensemble but because school is out, the instruments are packed away and the kids are home also wasting talent and time. I was recently offered more instruments but unfortunately I may have no where to house them as the space I currently use is not mine. I have written a few people who work for the city of North Miami and below is my communication to… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Flocker-Aming on June 23, 2009 at 10:44am — No Comments

History of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra

THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO DEFENCE FORCE STEEL ORCHESTRA

THE ONLY MARCHING MILITARY STEEL ORCHESTRA OF THE WORLD



The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra was formed in June 1995, under the guidance of Warrant Officer Class 1 Earl Wright (deceased) and Sergeant Cecil James (retired) on the initiative of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier Carl C.A. Alfonso. The first leader of the steel orchestra was Sergeant Cecil James (retired).The first major undertaking… Continue

Added by Robert Tobitt on June 16, 2009 at 8:21pm — No Comments

New Steelpan on line Record store

Check out Hearts Aglow Records for great Pan Music on Line

Added by Hearts Aglow Records on June 8, 2009 at 8:17am — No Comments

New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra held a weekend of pan in Orlando florida, taking part was Miami Rising Star steelband / Silver Stars USA , Spirit Steel Orchestra, New Generation branches Stee…

New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra held a weekend of pan in Orlando florida, taking part was Miami Rising Star steelband / Silver Stars USA , Spirit Steel Orchestra, New Generation branches Steel Orchestra, and what a sucess it was MIami Rising Star serenaded the audience with some back in times music with a touch of Silver Stars Arrangenent, Then on Sunday the pan ramajay took place with individual pannist playing some of their favourites and Spirit steel orchestra led by Junior Harris… Continue

Added by st clair balthazar on May 22, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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I'm a french sketcher livin' 'n workin' in Paris as illustrator 4 press 'n edition as much as press 'n edition wants me ( never enough ).

My principal job is looking 4 job ( Marvelous Artist's life...)



Dis blog is only speakin' about no work but only music wich is 4 me only a hobby.

A thriling 'n absorbing hobby.



I'm verry proud te be here.

I don' t speak english usualy 'n I beg U'r pardon 4 all mistakes but I think I let henceforth de… Continue

Added by François Lachèze on May 9, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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Added by François Lachèze on May 9, 2009 at 11:13am — No Comments

Out of Pain

"Out of pain this culture was born”

(David Rudder)



The above quote from David Rudder’s kaiso, Dedication, a magnificent Praise Song to Pan, sets the scene for understanding how and why Pan arose and developed. The story of Pan is a narrative of pain and of triumph. It is a story of the fierce contestation taking place in the cultural gayelle between the Canboulay (Cannes Brûlées) and the Mardi Gras – a reflection of the class struggle that has raged from the post-Cédula genesis… Continue

Added by Gerry Kangalee on May 2, 2009 at 10:38am — No Comments

REQUIEM FOR PANORAMA

REQUIEM FOR PANORAMA



Words of a Soothsayer



Be wary of the side effects of Panorama……Last year I wrote about Panorama in a mood of reminiscence, the big yard, grass track, dust in yuh face, North and South Panorama, Thursday night semi finals etc. and the fact that sooner or later, Panorama, and the monster it has become, will inevitably send all bands into extinction, as is the case with those from the Southern region. This region had more than enough steel bands, players… Continue

Added by Tony Blackman on April 29, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Northern Illinois University Steelband Concert this Sunday!

I wanted to make an announcement that the NIU Steelband is having a concert this Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 pm cst. If you can't make it to DeKalb to hear this group live, you can watch a live stream of it at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/niu-som-official

I will also try to embed it into this post, so everyone can hopefully see it right here. You won't want to miss this concert, it will be… Continue

Added by Matt Potts on April 25, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

PAN KILLERS

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL WHAT IS GOING WITH PAN IN NEW YORK ? AFTER PANORAMA ( WHICH IS ONE NITE FOR 10 MINS) THERE IS NOTTING GOING ON FOR PAN OR PAN LOVERS ,THESE PEOPLE IN CHARGE NEEDS TO STEP DOWN & LET PEOPLE WITH NEW ENERGY & IDEAS TAKE OVER BEFORE IT'S TO LATE

Added by colin sharpe on April 18, 2009 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

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