PANZfest 2019 @ Rocklea Showgrounds
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

Steelband performances, Carnival Parade, Massed Band Performances, Panorama, Public Workshops, Calypso Carnival Night, Limbo Dancing, Calypso Monarch.

House Concert in Fishoek @ Private House
Sep 20 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

It’s a concert at a private house in Fishoek (address via email to all those who book) with Pops Mohamed, Dave Reynolds and special guest, Shaun Johannes.

The show’s called “Ancient Wisdom”, featuring Pops on kora (21string West African harp), mbira (Zimbabwean thumb piano) and Khoisan mouth bow, Dave on Caribbean steelpans, 10-string classical guitar and Paraguayan harp, and Shaun on bass.

Doors open 19h45, the show starts soon after this. Bring your own drinks, we’ll provide the glasses.

Pops Mohamed is SA’s leading indigenous crossover artist. He has released 38 albums to date, been awarded three Lifetime Achievement Awards and regularly tours the world with the likes of Andreas Vollenweider, Cat Stevens and Baaba Maal.

Dave Reynolds is SA’s leading steelpan player, an award winning composer, acoustic guitarist and harpist. He has recorded and performed all over the world with Andy Narell, Hugh Masekela, Steve Newman & Gito Baloi (of Tananas), Tony Cox and Paul Hanmer to name a few. His most recent solo album “The Light of Day” was nominated for three SAMAs.

Shaun Johannes has played bass with George Benson, Jonathan Butler, Freshly Ground, the late Johnny Clegg, the late Hugh Masekela and others. He currently lectures in jazz studies at the UCT College of Music.

Dave & Pops have done over 200 concerts together. They are currently composing music for a movie about the rituals and ceremonies of the San people of the Kalahari, taking time out to do this concert for you.

Steel Impressions Steelband Concert @ Baldwin Public Library
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the library for an interactive concert featuring authentic Caribbean music including calypso, reggae, and soca tunes played on steel pans, as well as a lesson on the history of the steel drum. Registration required.

Barrels to Beethoven @ Heinz Memorial Chapel
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

Barrels to Beethoven is an organization focused on Arts Education, Making and Innovation. Our programs utilize the steelpan, a musical instrument from the Caribbean, as the tool and basis for our educational programming. Barrels to Beethoven provides engaging, entertaining and interactive opportunities for the public, especially youth, to learn about the steelpan, music theory and performance technique. The ultimate goal of the organization is to provide a unique option for arts education as well as develop a new generation of steelpan players, builders, teachers and tuners, ensuring the growth and advancement of the instrument. The performance will feature both the youth ensemble and the professional band.

Rhythm is Life Steel Band @ Glendale Public Library
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Rhythm Is Life Steel Band formed in 2005 to provide a learning lab for band directors who were teaching steel pan groups in their schools. The sound mixes Caribbean island music (calypso, soca, and reggae) with rock, pop, and other musics from around the world. Thanks to the City of Glendale Performing Arts Partnership Grant, this concert is free and open to the public.

Titans of Steel @ House of S.T.E.E.L.
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm

NGC Couva Joylanders Titans of Steel, Ramajay featuring 6 big bands. Doors open at 7pm.

Flying Pans Alumni Steel Band Concert @ Central College
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm

Central’s Flying Pans Steel Band and Flying Pans Alumni Steel Band perform a joint concert featuring Caribbean music for the Homecoming festivities. At 1pm in Douwstra Auditorium on Central’s campus. Free and open to the public.

North Tyneside Steelband 30th Anniversary Concert @ The Exchange
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

North Tyneside Steelband 30th Anniversary Concert.

Wheelchair users please select floor. If there are no available spaces please ring the box office on 0191 258 4111.

Bahamas Benefit Concert @ Memorial Episcopal Church
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Get your tickets now for a special Bahamas Hurricane Relief Benefit concert, October 25th at Memorial Episcopal Church.

The concert will feature the Catonsville High School Steel Drum Band. Celebrating its 28th anniversary, CHS Steel, the Catonsville High School Steel Band directed by Jim Wharton and Andrew Hamilton, was founded in 1991 and for seven years was the only school steel drum program in the state of Maryland. From a four-piece ensemble, the band has grown to its present size of 17 musicians.

​Formed as a means for students to study and perform music from a culture other than their own, the band shares the music of Trinidad and Tobago with audiences throughout the Maryland region.

100% of the revenue from the concert will go to Episcopal Relief and Development’s Hurricane Relief Fund. Working through their vast disaster response network and the more than 100 Anglican/Episcopal Churches in the Bahamas they will ensure that relief and rebuilding efforts are delivered quickly and efficiently.

The Jazz Vibe @ Tonhalle Wil
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm

Alexia Gardner (Vocals)
Junior Edwards (Steel Pan)
Leon Duncan (Electric Bass)

Eine magische Formation und Meister des Jazz, Latin und Reggae. Alle 3 Musiker stammen ursprünglich aus der Karibik und bringen ihre Liebe zu Musik und Jazz mit auf die Bühne, perfekt dargeboten mit Steel Pan, Electric Bass und der ganz speziellen Stimme von Alexia Gardner: ein Brise Karibik gemischt mit Reagge und Jazz Tunes.

Junior Edwards (Steel Pan) ist ein phänomenaler Steel Pan Spieler auf Weltklasseniveau, oft international auf Tournee und er arbeitet nebenbei als Musiklehrer.

Leon Duncan (Electric Bass) ist ein virtuoser Musiker mit zahlreichen weltweiten Auftritten, unter anderem als Bassspieler von Monty Alexander.

Alexia Gardner ist eine international renommierte Jazz Vocalistin. Sie ist britischen Ursprungs mit jamaikanischen Wurzeln, wohnt zur Zeit in New York, ist Gewinnerin des 2011 Swiss Jazz Award und für das Album “Chasing Hope” mit dem Offbeat Trio für einen Grammy vornominiert. Alexia singt seit sie 11 Jahre alt ist und tritt regelmässig rund um den Globus au.