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.

Tribute to Ken “Professor” Philmore @ Fonclair Pan Theater
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm

Tribute to Ken “Professor” Philmore, under the patronage of the Philmore family. All are welcome.
Performances by:
Darren Sheppard
Sherwin Cooper
Dereck Ayum
Jason Farrell
Keston Philmore Marchan
Professor songs by:
Brian London
Tricia Hamilton
Sherma Bass-Leopold
Cindy Chadband
Del Toro and more.

Miami Carnival Panorama @ Central Broward Regional Park
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Miami Panorama, participating bands: Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Miami Vibez Steel Orchestra, New Generation Branches, Resurrection Steel Orchestra, Sticks ‘n Tones Inc. Featuring: Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra in their first U. S. appearance since Panorama TnT “So Long I Ain’t See Yuh”.

Music Literacy & Education Conference @ Academy for the Performing Arts NAPA Campus
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Music Literacy & Education Conference. Come and join in on the discussions as we attempt to bridge gaps that currentli exist. Conference Chair: Dr. Mia Gormandy-Benjamin, Assistant Professor of Music UTT. Witness the soft launch of PanNotation.

The conference is free to the public. However seats are going fast, so be sure to register via this link.