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March 2014 Blog Posts (11)


When will we have a Pan_Lovers Dating Forum, especially for the Ole-Timers.

    Let's not be shy, wouldn't that be wonderful. 

Just saying, why not...

Added by Cheryl Atherley on March 31, 2014 at 11:41pm — 9 Comments

R.I.P Edwin Pouchet

My heartfelt Condolences and that of the BP Renegades Steel Orchestra go out to the family and friends of the late Edwin Pouchet; as well as to his band, Silver Stars with whom Renegades sheared a close relationship. May you Rest In Peace Brother; I will always remember you as a sincere friend and an excellent steelband arranger and administrator.

Added by Michael Marcano on March 23, 2014 at 11:23am — 10 Comments

2014 Great Lakes Steelpan Festival

Region’s Largest Steelpan Festival Returns to Chicagoland

Great Lakes Steelpan Festival Returns to Crystal Lake for 2014

Potts & Pans is proud to announce that the Great Lakes Steelpan Festival is coming back to Crystal Lake on April 12, 2014. After an incredible inaugural year in 2013, the Great Lakes Steelpan Festival is back and even bigger than before! At this one day only festival, attendees will have the…


Added by The Steelpan Store on March 21, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Rudy Applewhite


Added by Rudolph Applewhite on March 19, 2014 at 8:26pm — No Comments

The Funeral of Alonzo Derrick Jones a bassist from Phase II will be churched in St. James, Trinidad on March 17, 2014

On behalf of Desperadoes Steel Orchestra our condolences are out to the family and friends of the late Mr. Alonzo Jones. Mr.Jones was a bassist with the Phase II Steel Orchestra, and will be buried in Trinidad, on March 17th 2014.

Added by Ian Franklin on March 15, 2014 at 4:47pm — 3 Comments

Trinidad All Stars: Four Generations of Sailors



Trinidad All Stars: Four Generations of Sailors


From the 1930’s under the leadership of people like “Sagiator” Drayton to Eric Stowe, “Big-Head” Hamilton Thomas, Prince Batson and Neville Jules the great Trinidad All Stars has remained firmly committed to the Carnival Arts. This band from…


Added by Bukka Rennie on March 10, 2014 at 10:58am — 10 Comments

Condolences to Mr. Kenneth '"Panam" Clake on the passing of his mother

On behalf of Desperadoes Steel Orchestra and the pan world at large our condolences go out to Mr. Kenneth "Panam" Clarke on the passing of his loving mother, Mrs. Dorcas Clarke-Charles, who passed on at Mt. Hope Hospital, Trinidad in the morning of March 8th 2014.

As the pan world knows, Mrs. Clarke's son, Kenneth, is the youngest pannist at 9 years old that toured with the great North Stars in 1964.

May Mrs. Dorcas Clarke-Charles, RIP

Added by Ian Franklin on March 8, 2014 at 7:58am — 8 Comments

Pan EX-Tempo they say lol

We underestimate how sweet pan really can be, if played the right way.

Just after backing up a calypsonian the host decides to put the pannist on de stop and see if he can handle, what you think....  Freestyle!!

Added by Leeandro Noray on March 1, 2014 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

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