Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
AFTER MIGRATING TO THE USA IN THE LATE 60Ts AND BEING A PAN FANATIC. PANORAMA HAS BEEN MY FAVORITE LOVE IN CARNIVAL. I HAVE ONLY MISS 4 PANORAMA FINALS SINCE 1975. BEING IN GRAND STAND ON FINAL NIGHT GIVES ME GOOSE BUMPS AND A ERRATIC HEART RHYTHM, ESPECIALLY WHEN MY FAVORITE BAND IS COMING ON STAGE. EVERY YEAR I THINK THEY CAN NOT BEAT MY BAND AND THINK WE WIN THE PANORAMA FOR SURE. SO IS EVERYBODY WHO HAVE THEIR FAVORITE BAND. FOR SOME YEARS NOW IT SEEMS THAT THE JUDGING OF PANORAMA HAS…Continue
Added by emma on February 28, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments
MY first Blog... not sure on what to do...
However, please do check out my first born doing his thang!, on the SOPRANO PAN!!. HE WON 1st PRIZE,... 1000$!!!
HIS FIRST SOLO COMPETITION.
(Sandra Blood writes on the humbling of Renegades)
Renegades extends congratulations to the bands that are cited to perform at Panorama finals come Saturday 5th February, while at the same time, thinks it fitting to addresses the unfortunate circumstance that skewed the judges ability to properly hear its rendition.
On Thursday February 10, five days before Panorama preliminaries, a feature “Renegades coming ready,…Continue
After the curtain is drawn on the greatest cultural show on the planet what cultural infrastructure is set in place by the Ministry of Culture and t Pan-Trinbago to further promote the art and the artist? As a former player for many years with such bands as "Fascinators," "Forsythe Highlanders," "Huggins Pandemonium," "Catelli Trinidad All Stars," and "Arima Angel Harps" I recall to memory after showtime it was "see you next time."…Continue
Tune played Pantrix - Sung by Steve Sealy
Composed by Avis Bruce
Arranged by Kareem Brown
The introduction was arranged with two parts coming from the melody.The middle pans solo the verse, this comprised of the four (4) pans and the triple guitars. Then the bass also played the chorus and in between parts of this melody was played down to the end.
The judges Jeanette Johnson,…Continue
Congratulations to David Aarons, who is a graduate of the School of the Creative Arts at St Augustine, Trinidad, on being one of the four winners of the Concerto Competition at the School of Music, University of Northern Illinois where he is doing his masters in music with the steel pan as the main instrument.
Along with other winners (one clarinet and two piano players) he performed with the NIU Philharmonic Orchestra on 16 Feb 2011 in the Music Hall at Dekalb,. He played the…Continue
Added by stephen murray on February 20, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments
check out the world premier of the orchestral arrangement of Liam Teague' Visit to Hell by David Aarons and the NIU Philharmonic Orchestra at Dekalb, Ilinois, USA on 16 Feb 2011 The orchestral arrangement is by Jaime Whitmarsh
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Added by emma on February 20, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments
On behalf of all conscious Pannists everywhere, I extend a heartfelt thank you, to Bro. Salah Wilson and those Pan Lovers around the world, who signed a petition in support of our struggles with the Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism to retain the One Thousand dollars as negotiated with the former regime, to which the Panorama players had become accustomed. Regardless of the outcome, I say thanks to all of you.
In Trinbago, the home of the Steel Pan, there is mischief…Continue
Added by ras david on February 9, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Mighty Jamma UK'S NO1 Recording Steelpan Artist
Jamma started playing music at a very early age, jamming on pots and pans etc. When I was 9 years old I moved on to playing the bass guitar and at the age of 11 I moved on to playing the steel pan and since then I have never looked back. The pan is such a wonderful sounding instrument, which gave me a burning desire to play it to levels of excellences.
Added by Hearts Aglow Records on February 3, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments
The Arrival of Electronic Steelpan Midi Controllers
Now we see new projects on the horizon like the electric midi controllers made in the pattern of Steelpans. This is a great breakthrough for Panist because it allows us the freedom of using our skills with modern day technology. The beauty with these instruments is that you can hook them up to a computer and use them with music programs which opens a wind range…
Added by Hearts Aglow Records on February 2, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments