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Pan on the Road - VI carnival 2013 - Rising Star Steel Orchestra

Here is a serious video of what pan on the road is suppose to be like. VI carnival 2013 - Rising Star Steel Orchestra.

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Comment by Raphael O'Neal on June 7, 2013 at 8:43am

SHERRIF  R.I.P, THE BUILDER OF THE FIRST STARLIFT ROAD RACK IN TRINIDAD, PULLLED BY A TRACTOR WOULD BE PROUD.....

Comment by Rum-Pan on June 7, 2013 at 2:43am

Really! What Carnival rhythm-pulse........

Comment by Steven Pitts on June 6, 2013 at 9:22pm
Just like I remember!
Thanks to "The Inmates of the Musical Insilam" in 1992
Comment by federico gay on June 5, 2013 at 11:33pm

wow nice

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on June 5, 2013 at 11:40am

Virgin Islands carnival has always been special, and steelbands have always been an important part.

I've enjoyed Carnival in St Thomas, and hope to return there in the near future.

In the late sixties, after we migrated to St Croix, my friends and I, mostly from Marabella and Sando formed a steelband in St Croix, and we enjoyed playing on the streets there at the Three Kings Day carnival..

I have always maintained that an over emphasis on  the Panorama competition at Carnival time prevented the growth and development of new and more efficient ways of displaying the steelbands on the streets.

I strongly believe that the road is still the best place to display the power and beauty of the steelband, if it is done properly.

The construction of the racks of this St Thomas band shows promise, and new ideas such as the double decker layout of the structures presented here have to be considered if we are serious about having the steelbands of T&T reclaim their place as the driving musical force behind Trinidad's carnival.

While we(Trinidadians, I mean) sit around talking about what cannot be done, others are showing us how.

Comment by victor quail on June 5, 2013 at 9:13am
I have never seen a band of this size on the road before, the racks/floats are awesome, and I might add well constructed judging from the amount of wining displayed by the players.
Comment by John Dinga on June 5, 2013 at 8:18am

Trinidad used to be like this with 100 players on de road.  I have attended St. Thomas Carnival for more than 25 years and have experienced the growth of Rising Stars since their inception.  This footage is at Post Office Square where the judges and TV cameras are.  The sound of the Rising Stars on the narrow streets with buildings on both sides is incredible.  I have played cowbell with this band many times!

Where is John Hodge and Justin Petty?

Comment by terry on June 4, 2013 at 10:23pm

The US Virgin Islands "Rising Stars Steel Orchestra", is the brain child of the VI court system to help keep at risk youngsters out of trouble and out of jail. I am very proud of these kids..

Comment by Michaele on June 4, 2013 at 9:46pm

NICE  thanks

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