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Canada's AfroPan - WST Steelband Music Channel

This is the 2005 panorama performance from AfroPan, the oldest steel orchestra in Toronto. The annual panorama event, organized by the Ontario Steelpan Association, is called "Pan Alive." In 2005, AfroPan came second in a field of ten competitors. http://www.panonthenet.com/world/canada/index.htm

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Comment by RONIN on October 20, 2009 at 5:46pm
anything sounds similar here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ntNcgAdb0
Comment by Merle Albino-de Coteau on October 19, 2009 at 7:07am
This is great news. It is important for us to know our History and to keep "Pan Alive".I always maintain that Pan is a communnal instument, and it is now an instument all over the globe. Hats off to AfroPan. Keep on keeping on, our children need this. God Bless! Once more, Congratulations!
Merle Albino-de Coteau
Comment by Val Seales on October 17, 2009 at 12:40am
This is fabulous, I was at the Blocko the week before this competition and they were awesome!!!!! Keep the culture alive guys...you are Toronto's Greatest......Blessings to all.
Comment by Mr. Riteous on October 16, 2009 at 12:23pm
Video quality not the best but Man did we have fun that year. I probably have a better version some where home I will did up. As for Afropan Well leh me tell yuh !
Afropan is My Band
I could stand up and say that seriously as man
You see, I’m not just another fan of the steelpan
Who show up because I’m a Trini and I supposed to love pan
I’m St. Lucian, Antiguan, Grenadian, Canadian, Bajan, Jamaican
Even have 2 girls all the way from Japan
Forsaking cultural practices, sleep food, boyfriend and even woman
Just for the sweet pleasures of caressing my melodious steelpan
Even though them damm hooks always cutting up meh hand.
Comment by Kenny Wallace on October 16, 2009 at 10:40am
As an arranger and composer it's such a joy to see steelband music---this music out of the bowels of the Trinbagonian culture---being performed by people of so many different ethnic backgrounds, people of different age groups. It's pretty astounding and as a Trinidadian I feel a sense of pride whenever I hear it or see it performed, for this is unique.
Comment by Dolores Kathleen on October 16, 2009 at 9:32am
Awesome!

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