From Belmont to Paris @ Alliance Française of Trinidad & Tobago
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From Belmont to Paris, a love story about the steelpan and musical fundraiser at Alliance Française of Trinidad and Tobago.

7th Biennal Conference in Carnival Arts @ Carnival Village The Tabernacle
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

7th Biennal Conference in Carnival Arts; Steelpan, Calypso and Mas: Empowering the Youth to Lead the UK Transformation of Carnival Arts.

This conference brings together artists from broad backgrounds that represent the three major components of Carnival, Steelpan, Masquerade and Calypso.

The basic premise is that this year is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush, which will be celebrated in the opening concert with Calypso and Film on Friday.

The weekend schedule will see:

Concert 1 on 19.10.18: Calypso, Mas and Films at £5 per person

Concert 2 on 20.10.18: Steelband Performances

Conference: 9.30am to 4.30pm on 20-21 October, free of charge

Workshops: 27.10.18 & 01.12.18 at 10am

Extempo Steelband @ The Yaa Centre
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Extempo Steelband at the Yaa Centre in London.

Extempo Steelband @ The Tabernacle
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm

Extempo Steelband at the Tabernacle in London.

WKU Steelband Concert @ Western Kentucky University
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WKU Steelband Concert is being held in Room 0189 of the Fine Arts Center.

Jovert in Concert @ Gaslight Music Hall
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm

Get ready for one of the most original ensembles to ever come to the Gaslight Music Hall! Uber-talented youths from Jovert – the Tucson High Magnet School Steel Band, directed by Khris Dodge – will entertain you with a variety of music that promises to keep you dancing all night long.

Recognized as one of the best steel drum programs in the nation, Jovert inspires and captivates audiences through the young performers’ talent, sincerity, and enthusiasm. Their infectious energy will light up the stage and their proficiency on the instruments will amaze. With nary a music stand in sight, this ensemble will demonstrate music in its purest form, as it’s performed from the heart. They’ll play everything from recognizable melodies to original pieces written by the director. Khris, who is in his 20thyear as director of Jovert, empowers the students and allows them to shine. You don’t want to miss this show.

Mark Cherrie – Steel Pan Workshop @ 1000 Trades
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

Mark’s earliest memories of the steel pan were watching his father playing with the Russ Henderson Trio. Russ and Ralph Cherrie had arrived in the UK from Trinidad in the mid 1950’s and quickly found that they could make a good living playing the steel pan over here. They were both accomplished musicians. Flash forward to the present time and the steel pan is now a widely known instrument, both here and all over the world. But still, the perception of the instrument is still one of novelty; prompting questions such as:

“Does it play real musical notes?”

“Do you just play by numbers?”

Well this is your chance to hear Mark talk about the instrument, answer this questions and more – with a couple of spare pans to have a go on.

Clément Bazin au festival Nouvelles Voix @ Théâtre
Nov 17 @ 8:30 pm

Après une tournée avec Woodkid, Clément Bazin réalise Entre rythmiques syncopées, distorsions de voix et beats entêtants, Clément Bazin imagine une électro aux textures tropicales et aux excursions soul, construite autour de son instrument de prédilection : le steeldrum, qui vient ainsi confirmer les talents de beatmaker et de multi-instrumentiste de l’artiste. Dans le cadre du festival Nouvelles Voix 2018. Plateau avec Dampa et Inüit.

Abracadabra @ Restaurant Favela
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Steelband Abracadabra spielt im Restaurant Favela in Volketswil.

PansKan am Weihnachtsmarkt @ Weihnachtsmarkt
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PansKan Steelband am Weihnachtsmarkt in Wallbach.