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August 2010 Blog Posts (10)

'Operation STEEL DRUM' from the boston police dept. targets 'criminals'

The boston police department in Massachusetts now has underway an ongoing so-called "operation" - OPERATION STEEL DRUM, where they say they are rounding up and have arrested some, in advance, quote "as likely to commit violent acts at the festival." Interestingly, they claim this has connections with "the Dominican Festival." How did they get from "the Dominican Festival" to OPERATION STEEL DRUM?? What on earth does one have to with the other? The Steel drum or Steel pan is the national…


Added by MakeItPlain on August 28, 2010 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

First Steel Band Grammy Award Nominee

How many of you know that The Esso Trinidad Steel Band, of which I was the youngest member, was the first Steel Band to be nominated for a Grammy Award?… Continue

Added by Caspar Durant on August 26, 2010 at 12:56pm — 2 Comments

BP Renegades: konichiwa (hello) Japan

Nine times Panorama Champions Bp Renegades Steel Orchestra left Trinidad on August 23 for a tour of Japan. The group, led by Captain Candice Andrews, comprises of tenor players Levi Ettienne, Kain Cox, and Kershiff Perry; Double-tenor player Cleveland King, and Double-guitar player Jessica Bentick. The Bassist are…


Added by Michael Marcano on August 23, 2010 at 10:56am — 5 Comments

Nostalgia Carnival PractiseUpdate


This week, we are practising on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

at Maxilla Social Club.

On Saturday 28th August (Panorama Day) -
We are practising at Maxilla from 12 noon to 4pm.

It will be the last practise and everyone needs to be there.


Added by Penelope Welch on August 22, 2010 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Why the panorama semi finals is not held one week before the finals?

I asked Pan Trinbago this question in 2009. They responsed that it was more profitable to hold the semi finals the way it is at the moment. I cannot dispute their claim, because I do not have access to their books.

However, as one who do not reside in T&T, I cannot accept that, because most of the visitors at T&T's carnival are there for two weeks, which means that none of them will be in T&T for the Panorama semi finals. Maybe the date is mandated by the powers that be,…


Added by Ian Franklin on August 17, 2010 at 9:09pm — 4 Comments

Renegades Steel Orchestra 2010 Japan Tour Schedule

August 24 (tue) arrive in Japan; 25th (wed) promotional activities; 26th (thu) 1st concert in Okayama; 27th (fri) travel to Tokyo; 28th (sat) 1st workshop and 2nd concert in Mitaka Tokyo; 29th (sun) 3rd concert in Yokosuka Kanagawa; 30th (mon) 4th concert in Shinjuku Tokyo.

Added by Michael Marcano on August 16, 2010 at 11:31am — 10 Comments

Panman's voice in the White House!!

Congratulation to the Steel Pan Fraternity.

Their voice was heard at the White House on June 23, 2010 when the Executive Board of The National Alliance of Steel band was invited to Attend a Caribbean American leaders Policy Briefing. The briefing was attended by N.A.s, Pres. Anthony (Ike) Hinds, Sec. Laurie Taylor, Asst. Sec. Shanty Taylor, Trea. Lisa Meyers, PRO Joseph (Franklyn) Gerald, and members of their family.

The briefing was held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building… Continue

Added by National Alliance Of Steelband on August 16, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Steel Drum Band Raises Pandemonium in Arizona

Check out this link about a Steelband in Arizona


Added by Hugh Haydn Anthony on August 6, 2010 at 3:54pm — No Comments

steelpan releases


Added by ritson douglas on August 5, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Just released single

The Ultimate Love

Added by ritson douglas on August 3, 2010 at 8:51pm — No Comments

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