Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, the Notting Hill Carnival 2020 has been cancelled, but some celebrations are taking place online.
Mark your calendars for Pan On D Avenue IX. The biggest steelpan parade for the year.
Andy Narell steelpan, Janysette McPherson piano/voix, Thierry Fanfant basse, Jean-Philippe Fanfant batterie
Il y a une histoire derrière le choix de l’instrument d’Andy Narell… Son père, travailleur social, amène le steel pan à New York dans le but de faire sortir les enfants des rues et les pousser à délaisser leurs gangs pour rejoindre des steel bands. Devenu ambassadeur de cet instrument peu commun, il est l’un des premiers à l’intégrer dans le jazz ce qui lui confère une place unique dans le spectre de la fusion. Du calypso à la world musique, en passant par des orchestres de steel pans sans oublier les collaborations avec Hugh Masekela, Mickeal Brecker ou Mike Stern, Andy Narell explore ! Un show puissant assuré avec la chanteuse cubaine Janysett McPherson. Repérée par le producteur de Nina Simone, Henri Salvador et Richard Galliano, elle impressionne par sa voix poignante aux graves onctueux et au phrasé impeccable.
NIU Steelband Fall 2020 Concert featuring NIU Steelband, Liam Teague, All University Steelband, Avery Attzs & Malik Brooks, CSA Steelband, Yuko Asada. Watch us online go.niu.edu/performances.
ALL SCHOOLS, INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD are cordially invited to participate in the first ever EDUCATION AFRICA VIRTUAL MARIMBA AND STEELPAN FESTIVAL.
You may enter marimba bands or steel bands or mixed bands consisting of marimbas and/or steelpans and other instruments. There are also SOLO COMPETITIONS for marimba, xylophone, steelpan and vibraphone.
This Festival will also act as a fundraiser for Education Africa’s Marimba Hubs programme, so that we can continue the efficient running of this programme which directly benefits disadvantaged South African marimba bands.
Meet the Artist will be on Zoom at 6 PM ET followed by Facebook Premiere performance at 6:30 PM ET. (RSVP to receive both links and reminder)
Steelpanist Victor Provost and pianist Alex Brown co-lead a quartet that marries Jazz sensibilities with Caribbean swagger. Roots rhythms, swing, and soaring improvisations abound and the Trinidadian steelpan takes center stage as the quartet features original compositions alongside the beloved music of Chick Corea, Bob Marley, Vince Mendoza, and more.
Victor Provost – Steelpan
Alex Brown – Piano
Zach Brown – Bass
Billy Williams – Drums
This engagement of Victor Provost and Alex Brown is made possible through the Special Presenter’s Initiative program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. Please visit https://www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org/events-all/provostbrown-quartet for more information.
This program is presented in partnership with St. John School of the Arts. If you would like to support this program, please consider to make donation directly to St. John School of the Arts
The Great Lakes Steelpan Festival is the largest educational steelpan festival in the midwest. Local and visiting steelbands come to Woodstock, IL to learn from renowned guest artists from around the world. The day-long event culminates in a world-class concert featuring guest bands and artists from around the world alongside local steelband, Potts & Pans.
NIU Steelband, All University Steelband & CSA Steelband spring 2021 concert, 3pm (CST).
Mardra and Reggie Thomas
Members of the Northern Dance Theatre
Due to Covid-19, please purchase your E-Ticket in advance
Live stream: https://www.niu.edu/music/performances/index.shtml
Cornell steel drum bands, Toucan and Pandemonium, will perform an outdoor concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, on the Thomas Commons Patio.
The concert is free and open to the campus and local community members. Audience members are required to follow COVID-19 safety precautions and encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The Cornell College Music Facebook page will livestream the concert.
The groups will perform popular and traditional music under the direction of Peter Grubisich, who comes to Cornell with a strong background as a percussionist and steel band leader. He holds a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of South Carolina and is a doctoral candidate in percussion performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa.
Rain date: 5 p.m. April 25.
After an enforced hiatus of a year-and-a-half, Bethel College’s Steel Drum Band will present an in-person concert on campus.
The 9-member ensemble will play outside, on the plaza in front of Luyken Fine Arts Center (in case of rain, the concert will be inside the building, in Krehbiel Auditorium).
The concert is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support the study and performance of steel drum music at Bethel.
The Steel Drum Band is under the direction of Brad Shores, steel drum and athletic band director at Bethel College.
Band members are Taylor Dashney, Edmond, Okla., Charlotte Ehrmann, Augusta, Kan., Jaxie Gerk, Holyoke, Colo., Minkinzie Harkins, Wichita, Josh Kennell, Newton, Kayla Newman, Sedgwick, Kan., Elizabeth Tran, North Newton, Laura Tran, North Newton, and Briley Young, Wichita.
Concert attenders should bring their own chairs and blankets for seating on the ground or concrete plaza.
COVID-19 protocols are in place on the Bethel campus – face coverings are required, along with physical distancing between non-family groups.