In the House That D’Radoes Built, Brooklyn Steelbands Drop Musical Thunder... 2014 read more http://j.mp/1nxeqQ8
Brooklyn, New York - Seven steel orchestras were present (nine were actually advertised) - Hearts of Steel, Pan Sonatas, Pantonic, Despers USA, CASYM, Crossfire and the host D’Radoes. The six orchestras able to perform gave an excellent musical accounting of themselves. Beyond the high musicianship, the personality of the bands came through at this launch - an aspect which is critical in any substantive critique of authentic, community-based-steel orchestras. Entertainment value and audience connectivity were on point.