PAN-JUMBIE

Brancker, ‘Boogsie’ in pan fusion ‘conversation’

BB – The Nicholas Brancker Band aims to hold a “musical conversation” with concert-goers, as legendary steelpan maestro Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe headlines this Saturday at Crop Over’s Fusions concert.

One of the key events in a weekend of pan music on the Crop Over calendar, Fusions, sponsored by First Citizens Bank, intends to take patrons down memory lane with songs 20 years and older. Headliner Sharpe will be joined by Joaquin, Jamal Slocombe, Mikey and Edwin Yearwood.

At the show’s press launch at Balls Park, Christ Church, bandleader Nicholas Brancker told reporters the concert will be an educational opportunity for young people who are clueless about songs which have been “the fabric of Barbadian society”. He said that the musical history of Barbados needs further exploration.

“History is passed on not only in school; it is passed on in households, wherever people of different generations be. We will have a musical conversation on the stage on Saturday night at Ilaro Court,” Brancker said.

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