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April 2011 Blog Posts (7)

How I would "Do something for pan" if I had my way

If I had my way, I'd have the steelbands in T&T focus all their energy on making money over the Carnival season which is prime time for pan, Instead of chasing after the lottery ticket that is a Panorama win.

I would take the money that is budgeted for steelband by the T&T government, the majority of which is shared by a few top bands as prize money , and use it as seed money to assist all bands in adequately preparing to participate in the Carnival celebrations and… Continue

Added by Glenroy R Joseph on April 30, 2011 at 12:34pm — 12 Comments

New Steel Band site!

I am Michael Mizma, Professor of Music at San Jacinto College Central. I've had a steel band here for over 15 years. We have a brand new website with lots more information about us, our music, our history...




Come say "Hi!"

Added by Michael Mizma on April 26, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Indian Arrival in the Panyard

I found this interesting perspective on the East Indian involvement in the development of the steelband in T&T.

It is written by the late Trinidad Express journalist Terry Joseph, a scribe who truly had his finger on the pulse of Trinidad culture.



Added by Glenroy R Joseph on April 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

Calling all pannists and steelbands

The Steelpan Store is looking for more pannists to help out.  We, here at The Steelpan Store, strive to be an active part of the steelpan community.  We love to sell products from other pannists in our store.  Do you make your own mallets?  Great, send us some!  Did you design a super awesome folding stand?  Excellent, let us see it!  Do you have a CD available of your music?  Fantastic, let us hear!  Whatever you have, we want to help make it available to other people.

We are also…


Added by The Steelpan Store on April 11, 2011 at 12:42am — 5 Comments

Diatonic pan institute

visit us at www.diatonicpan.org

Added by Keith Byer on April 11, 2011 at 12:25am — No Comments

I need Classic Invaders Music

Can anybody tell me where I could find a recording of Emmanuel Rileys solos in the Invaders recordings around 1958-1960?

Added by CongaHead on April 5, 2011 at 12:16pm — 9 Comments

web site

visit us at www.rootssteelband.com

Added by Kuma Rodney on April 5, 2011 at 2:08am — No Comments

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