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August 2013 Blog Posts (9)

NY panorama

Is anyone streaming the show ? Some of us are unable to attend but would still like to share in the experience.

Added by Brauwun Marquez on August 31, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Pan on D"Avenue

NLCB Fonclaire you have got it all keep on going on, ah hope that the Prime Minister take note once more and support the PAN,music aint got colour,creed,colour race ,religion or border.,,,,its an International Language and Pan,   the Steelpan Tops it all,,and I do  make my comment as a Panman,,place a DJ and Place the Pan in a Party well I going weh de Pan deh,,,trust meh, Respect

Added by jerome ebenezer clarke on August 24, 2013 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment

Pan on D<AVenue

In viewing this live broadcast with Niel and Massey my respect and congrats to this magnificient Steelband an it,s players,,tie music took me back to wen I was a youth now getting involved in pan playing,not leaving out the well tuned instruments..God Bless T&T ,,Pan Got To Live On,,,from the heart of a Panman.Nuff respect Niel and Massey

Added by jerome ebenezer clarke on August 24, 2013 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Congratulations to Invaders Steel Orchestra and Organizers for a concert well done

We the audience at NAPA were treated to a masterful musical journey from Invaders Steel Orchestra, on August 22nd, 2013. The concert commenced at 7:37 pm, a mere 7 minutes over the scheduled time, with the playing of our National Anthem.  

Invaders opened their repertoire with "The 5th Symphony" which was masterfully performed under the baton of their musical director/arranger Mr. Arddin Herbert. 

There were 7 guest artistes, and they were all backed up musically by Invaders.…


Added by Ian Franklin on August 23, 2013 at 1:05am — 6 Comments

How do you learn new songs on Pan?

I have played music with many pan players and have been impressed with the level of skill and musicianship on the instrument, but not impressed with the performance of some well known melodies. My conclusion is that they have not invested enough time checking out the song and have relied upon melodies which they have copied from another player who did not investigate the song. What is your experience of this?

Some players convince themselves that they know the melody and they have no…


Added by bigsands on August 15, 2013 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

No Steelband Holds A Terror

If the best way to honor your parents is never to refer to them in the past tense then I must go to the graveside of my father to tell him I now understand what he says about Hell’s Gate: Whenever North Star and other steelbands compete, the supporters of Hell’s Gate say, (in “beautiful arrogance”), that Hell’s Gate have to win; even if they don’t compete.

After a few years of skirting around a single tenor pan, I made a second, successful attempt to play in panorama this carnival, in…


Added by lester simon on August 6, 2013 at 7:10pm — 6 Comments

Meeting the Master.

This caption follows the picture of Martin Albino and Andy Narrell recently posted. 

Andy Narrell recently visited Montreal to perform at the Montreal International Steelband Festival,and I was fortunate to spend some time with him after our first meeting forty years ago .During our discussion, Andy reminded me of our first meeting when he visited my old Panyard ,that of Chase Manhattan Savoys,when he was 12 years old . Andy's dad who was involved in the Police Athletic League, was…


Added by martin albino on August 5, 2013 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Pan Rebirth.

There is new interest in pan a rebirth is takiing place reminiscent of the glory(OLD) a days, a new generation is spawning and taking the pan  by storm.First order of business, must be the replacement of the defacto body by a New elected governing body( there is none), the new kids on the block deserve this. Antigua is back under the microscope.let us do the right thing for the development of the pan.....

Added by Morris Edwards on August 5, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments

The dust has settled,its a new day Hells Gate is still at the top

The dust has settled,its a new day Hells Gate is still at the top,all the panorama children are winners.Now we need a new begining, starting a the top.Firstly, a new executive (elected) to manage the affears and business of  pan in Antigua with pan as its primary focus, move the Instrument beyond Panorama, panorama is fun and excitiment but its limiting and does very little to advance the pan movement. The interest here again at a feverish pitch reminiscnet of the(60/70's) the glory days,…


Added by Morris Edwards on August 3, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments

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