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September 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Former Kassav Singer Patrick Saint-Eloi Has Died

Very sad news for Guadeloupe and the rest of the Caribbean. Unfortunately PSE and Kassav are not as known as they should have been. Their music is very rich but given the relative isolation of the french speaking Caribbean from the rest of the Caribbean, it is not widely known. Caribbean people in general know very few about their other Caribbean fellows music, culture, food, art, film etc.I too believe that the man will be missed immensely. I can only hope that both Patrick and Arrow will be… Continue

Added by Klaas Lokoschus on September 23, 2010 at 4:43pm — 8 Comments

has pan lost its sweetness

I remember walkin up laventille road, an hearing somebody coasting on a pan in many a houses and no matter how tired I was I would speed up and sometimes pass a house only to hear another pan up the hill, as you get closer to the center you can hear the strains of more than one pan now although I was outa gas I would start running, pure sweetness the higher you go the sweeter the sound, you cyar miss the radoes it was allways like entering the gates of heaven as you get to the center,…


Added by Sweet Eustace on September 15, 2010 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Panman on the move? Some thoughts about panists moving around, and other pan topics.

I'm becoming increasingly aware of the movement of pan people around the globe, and it all has to do with Panorama.

Not just tuners and arrangers but a lot of young panists are getting the opportunity to travel, and to play the instrument they love.

You have panists from Europe, America and as far off as Japan going to T&T (the motherland of Pan) to beat pan

Recently, members of a band from St Lucia journeyed to beat pan in T&T Panorama.

And… Continue

Added by Glenroy R Joseph on September 12, 2010 at 4:14pm — 22 Comments

St. Veronicas youth Steel Orchestra

Visit my band's Facebook site under St. Veroncias youth Steel Orchestra and their website www.paninthecommunity.org for information about upcoming performances, events and other information

Added by mesha09 on September 12, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

whilst we argue fight and talk nonensense

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuYW8GegdWQ&feature=related we should be playing and enjoying so enjoy

Added by Sweet Eustace on September 11, 2010 at 7:06pm — No Comments


AFROPAN makes history yet again!

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Afropan Steelband, the oldest and most successful steelband in Canada, is making history yet again this August, as the first Canadian steelband to travel to Gabon, Africa for the purpose of performing.


Added by Kerry-Ann Wright on September 2, 2010 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

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