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D’Radoes Steel Orchestra performs “Fantastic Friday” as Basement Recordings captures their performance - as part of the NY Panyard Recording series one day before the annual New York Panorama steel orchestra competition. The arranger is Terrance “BJ” Marcelle. Their instruments are tuned by Roland Harrigin and Learie Harrigin. And their captain is Junior “Mann” Samuel.
The Basement yard recordings are made with the purpose of allowing the listener to hear and feel the power of the New York steel orchestras, along with the sonic clarity, musical sophistication and the rhythmic complexity and genius of the all-percussive engine room. D’Radoes Steel Orchestra took the stage at the competition with 100 players.
The recordings were done using Basement’s distinct in-house “box and one” technique.
D’Radoes was established in 2002. The orchestra is made up of primarily veteran players, who all have very deep ‘Pan roots.’ The Canarsie-based steel orchestra is a Brooklyn favorite.