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Last night I went to an awesome pan show in Toronto put on by the Pan Arts Network. There were four bands, Gemini Pan Groove, Panatics, Pan Fantasy and Afropan playing songs like Ol' Man River, All of Me, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and I Believe I Can Fly. The pan performances were punctuated by unforgettable vocal performances, and drumming and dance displays. The Pan Pioneer Award was presented to Layne Clarke and the Woman in Pan Award was presented to Eulinice Clarke. The M.C., Itah Sadu performed spectacularly as usual.
Congratulations to the Pan Arts Network on such a very entertaining spectacle.

I look forward to their next event, Gospel Praise on Steel on Saturday April 18, 2015.

Lennox Borel.

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Comment by Val Seales on January 27, 2015 at 1:41am

I too attended the Snowflakes On Steel 18th Annual Steelband Showcase at the HO Theatre Chinese Cultural Centre in Toronto.  What an amazing evening of Pan music, vocals, Sax, drums and dance!!!   Much praises to the organization of Pan Arts Network (P.A.N.) and the arrangers, especially Kwesi Hypolite for 'Going Home' played by Panatics Steeband, beautifully done........ Hats off to Wendy Jones and Earl La Pierre Jr. and P.A.N. for a good job well done.

Long Live Pan

Val Seales 

Comment by Ian Franklin on January 26, 2015 at 2:32pm

Thanks Lennox. All great pan events must be acknowledged. Please advise if a video is for sale.

Comment by Winston Dayal ( alias Gons) on January 26, 2015 at 2:29pm
Couldn't attend because of previous commitment but I heard it was a great night of music . Kudos to Wendy and Earl and all that participated . Blessings .

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