Are there any steel bands and steel band players out there who are willing to participate in our panorama this July (2009) in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
I am looking forward to chatting with some of you. Call 780-421-7800 and leave a message or Fax: 780-421-8931.
Added by Cariwest Caribean Festival on February 24, 2009 at 1:06am —
So...I'm stuck here in this COLD country. Some of my band members have gone to Trinidad for the Carnival, more so for the Panorama (The Greatest Steelpan Show On Earth). I hope to ease my sadness by catching the finals tonight on the web. [side bar:drupee, play a sweet chord for me!!!]
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but missing Panorama WILL kill me!
Added by Suzette on February 21, 2009 at 12:39pm —
I'm impressed by the way you look at Bradley, it's like he's still here with us. No R.I.P. for Braddos pan people just love having him around, I think that's so kool. Just an observation
Added by Cecil Hinkson on February 19, 2009 at 7:53pm —
Amrit Samaroo, son of composer/steel band arranger extraordinaire, Dr. Jit Samaroo said that he is treating his 2009 panorama arrangement for the Bp Renegades Steel Orchestra, a song entitled Dr. Jit, (composed and sung by Winston “The Original DeFosto Himself” Scarborough) as a celebration of his father’s contribution to the Renegades, the national panorama competition and to the music of Trinidad and Tobago in general. According to young Samaroo, the arrangement features quotations from his… Continue
Added by Michael Marcano on February 18, 2009 at 8:20am —
Renegades’ 2009 Panorama offering—A son’s tribute to his father:
Amrit Samaroo, son of composer/steel band arranger extraordinaire, Dr. Jit Samaroo said that he is treating his 2009 panorama arrangement for the Bp Renegades Steel Orchestra, a song entitled Dr. Jit that was composed and sung by Winston (The Original DeFosto) Scarborough, as a celebration of his father’s contribution to the Renegades, the national panorama competition and to the music of Trinidad and Tobago in general.… Continue
Added by Michael Marcano on February 17, 2009 at 12:27pm —
folks at Trinidad Panorama on Sat Feb 21, 09, be sure to hold on to your ticket stubs as a genuine Liz Mannette piece will be the door prize. We are contributing a sterling silver bass pan bracelet - can be for men or women - at the show.
Our way to reward all those die-hard pan patrons.
Everyone else listening online..I'm working on creating an online gift as well.
Added by Liz Mannette Inc. on February 17, 2009 at 12:05pm —
Lord Kitchener's Appreciation Day on February 11, 2011
All Steelpan Players perform these songs.
Pan In A Minor and Pan in the 21st Century
Added by Hameed Shaqq on February 16, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Anyone has been listening to TnTPanRadio.com and have issues with static noise coming through their speakers?
I have been listening to the Panorama semi finals for large bands, on TnTPanRadio.com, and felt those recordings are pan yard generated, does anyone agree?
Added by Trevor Michael on February 13, 2009 at 11:12pm —
Results of the Preliminary Round are available at: http://www.doxtop.com/Browse/f4dbd14f/national-junior-panorama-09-preliminaries-results.aspx
Added by Pan In The Classroom Project Unit on February 13, 2009 at 12:05am —
I am writing you this letter in appreciation of the hard work and dedication that the people of Trinidad and Tobago have put into the development of our national instrument. I have mentioned to Mr. Lashley our High Commission in Toronto about organizing an all steelband event on August 31 2012 to commemorate our 50th year of independence by performing the National Anthem of Trinidad and Tobago as a tribute to our Cultural Heritage and our gift to the World. The Steelpan…
Added by Hameed Shaqq on February 8, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Global - He was simply the world's greatest steelpan music arranger. Moreover, he was the one the titans of pan bowed to. This was his stage, his arena, his moment. This was his time. Panorama was "Bradley Time." Master arranger Clive Bradley, more so than any other, shaped and elevated the music and theatre of the panorama as we know it.
We revisit a musical examination of some of the Master's works by one of the most respected and gifted music talents out of the Caribbean. Frankie… Continue
Added by Pan Times on February 2, 2009 at 9:30am —
New Caribbean Restaurant opening in Wayne, New Jersey on February 23rd. They will be having live music starting in mid-April. Solo pan players with backing tracks are needed through the fall. Great gig, high profile, consistent, super environment. If you are interested or know someone that does Caribbean repertoire, be it a pan player, keyboardist or guitarist; have them contact me @ 407.446.8787 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by King James on February 1, 2009 at 10:01am —
JACK WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND HIS CONDOLENCES TO THE SHARPE FAMILY. HE SAYS "THE GOOD ONES LEAVE TOO SOON. I'VE KNOWN THESE GUYS FOREVER AND THEY ARE ALL PERFECT. CAN'T SAY NOTHIN' BAD ABOUT PAN FOLKS. I DIDN'T SAY MUCH BEFORE BECAUSE I FIGURED SHIRLEEN WOULD TAKE CARE OF THAT, BUT I HAD TO SAY A LITTLE SOMETHIN' TODAY. I MAY NOT SAY MUCH, BUT I WILL BE THERE TONIGH FOR SURE."
SO I SAY ALONG WITH JACK, " GOD BLESS, AND PEACE TO YOU AND YOUR… Continue
Added by EMMANUEL 'COBO JACK' RILEY on January 31, 2009 at 12:38pm —
There has to be something for those of us who love steel pan and can't play and want to do more than be a groupie - maybe you can help a sister out committed to the promotion of the steel art.
I am starting a storytelling circle and would like to include traditional stories/folktales. Really interested in stories that include steelpan/carnival culture. Happy to receive an outline that we can work with or better still any anecdotes from life tale/ experiences of steel pan… Continue
Added by Carole on January 28, 2009 at 2:33am —
I've been playing pan in Toronto, ON, Canada for 10 years now. I'll be honest: i don't like big bands for the most part. The arrangements seem like complexity for complexity's sake. Don't get me wrong, I like when they play good music, but I find that the competition of it all compromises the music.
Look, I love hearing big bands live when they have a melody that has a direction to it. I respect the heritage behind the big bands.
Added by Michael Jagdeo - 168.4 on January 27, 2009 at 10:48am —
Anyone who has played one of the new G pans, please give us some information on them - what do you think - how does the sound compare to a standard pan - please tell us where you played the pan.
Added by Keith K2 Kropf on January 24, 2009 at 8:43pm —
New generation branches steel orchestra the number one steelband in orlando currently captained by lisa Charles and Roy Belfast celebrated their first pan yard ramajay in december which featured players like Michael Kernahan,Junior Harris ,Marvin Burnett,Jerrel Baptiste, Carl Sampson,&Jackie Young This steelband has been in existance for over twenty years and has performed for many engagements in the florida area including the opening of the Amaway arena, the amazing kids parade, Martin… Continue
Added by st clair balthazar on January 17, 2009 at 10:30am —
Trinidad, W.I. - For the first time in their storied history, Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra will perform their very own original composition as their tune of choice, for the Trinidad and Tobago national steelband music panorama competition.
The steel orchestra’s 2009 offering, entitled “Caribbean Woman” was penned by famed composer, arranger, and performer Len “Boogsie” Sharpe. Vocalist Anselm Douglas does double-duty as lyricist for Caribbean Woman. Kenny… Continue
Added by When Steel Talks on January 14, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Global - Bright, articulate, immensely talented, intellectual, down-to-earth and forthright are all words that can be aptly applied in the description of this young man. He is a music educator and a much sought-after music lecturer and adjudicator of steelpan and other music-related competitions. He has been involved with the steel pan instrument for over twenty-six years and hails originally from southern Trinidad.
Meet Victor Prescod, project coordinator of the “Pan in the… Continue
Added by When Steel Talks on January 11, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Antigua & Barbuda, W.I. - The ‘Five-A-Side’ competition - a favorite element of the annual Moods of Pan (MOP) steelband festival - did not field in 2008 the plethora of participants as in the past. But the crowd on hand (pictured) undeniably had a very full evening of great music and overall entertainment dished out not only by the eventual two Five-A-Side competitors, Musical Youth and Golden Hands, but also the invited artistes.
Moods of Pan is hosted by one of… Continue
Added by When Steel Talks on January 8, 2009 at 3:00pm —