A Cultural Exchange Experience @ Central Bank Auditorium
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts in collaboration with the Indian Night Commission present “Project Chhaui – A Cultural Exchange Experience” with the Mayurbhani Chhau Group, featuring Johann and Johanna Chuckaree.

Ticket distribution at Central Bank Box Office from Thursday 28th November, from 11 am daily. Two Ticket limit per person with ID.

SFA Steel Band to Perform Traditional Calypso Selections @ Stephen F. Austin State University, Cole Concert Hall
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

Directed by Dr. Ben Tomlinson, adjunct professor of percussion in the School of Music, the student ensemble will perform a number of traditional calypso selections from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago and additional tunes from around the world.

Among the works on the program is “Chunk,” a funk tune composed by Oklahoma City-based composer Jamie Wind Whitmarsh. This rendition will include an extended percussion solo to feature the band’s “Engine Room,” which includes drumset and a percussionist playing hand drums and other auxiliary percussion within the Steel Band.

“‘Chunk’ is an upbeat tune with colorful harmonies and rhythms that really challenge the ensemble’s timing and ability to fit in the pocket,” Tomlinson said.
Also on the program is Ray Holman’s “Pan in My System,” which Tomlinson describes as fast and upbeat and “a challenging soca chart that is sure to be a crowd favorite.”

The Steel Band will perform “The Peanut Vendor” by Moisés Simons. The tune has been recorded more than 160 times and has been included in the United States Recording Registry by the National Recording Preservation Board.
“Arranged by ensemble member Ethan Ainsworth, ‘The Peanut Vendor’ is arguably one of the most famous pieces of music to come out of Cuba,” Tomlinson said. “Released in the 1930s, this tune was responsible for ‘rhumbamania’ in the United States, introducing U.S. listeners to Cuban music.” Ainsworth is a senior music major from Hallsville.

Ouachita Baptist University Steelband @ Jones Performing Arts Center.
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm

Ouachita Baptist University’s steel drum bands will join together to present their fall concert. The concert will be free and open to the public.

“We hope the audience will enjoy a fun and relaxing night of music from a wide variety of genres, which will showcase the versatility of the steel drums,” said Dr. Ryan Lewis, associate professor of music and director of the steel ensembles.

The concert will include performances by the Tiger Steel, Pan Harmony and Pan Jouvet steel drum bands and will be a teaser for the groups’ upcoming tour to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. Tiger Steel is Ouachita’s advanced steel drum band; Pan Harmony is the after-school program band of fourth and fifth grade students from Peake Elementary School and led by Ouachita students; and Pan Jouvet is Ouachita’s beginner steel drum band.

“Much of the concert is built around our upcoming performance at Universal Studios Orlando in January 2020,” Lewis said. “We will be touring through Florida, performing at high schools, at Universal and at a hospital. Many of the songs we perform on tour will be performed on this concert and are tied to rides, attractions or restaurants at Universal in some way.”

Tiger Steel will begin the Dec. 4 concert with “Jump in the Line” by Harry Belafonte, followed by “Volcano” by Jimmy Buffett and “Take on Me” by A-ha. Pan Harmony will continue with “Funkytown” by Lipps, Inc., followed by “Day-O” by Belafonte. Next, Pan Jouvet will perform “Sarah” by Len Sharpe and “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond. Tiger Steel will conclude the concert with “One Love” by Bob Marley, “Sunset” by Len Sharpe and “Woman is Boss” by Denyse Plummer.

Pan Jazz @ De Panyard
Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm

Pan Jazz, featuring Lennard Jack Jr. and Fusion.

Christmas at The Carib @ The Little Carib Theatre
Dec 8 @ 8:30 pm

The Little Carib Theatre would love to end our 70th year in operation with a cracking Christmas concert! This is not just in appreciation of another year in existence as we continue to try to raise much-needed funds for our upkeep and ongoing maintenance; but to celebrate the season with the arts community by our side!

Come out and hear star pannist Johann Chuckaree alongside his sister Johanna Chuckaree on the keys, as well as Parang Soca Queen Marcia Miranda!

Steel Pan In Motion Christmas Concert @ Wormley Community Centre
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

Join us this festive season as we celebrate Christmas with performances from both our child & adult band and tutor Wade Austin. Suitable for all ages, bring the family along. Tickets can be bought through our band members; limited tickets available. Doors open 7pm. Food and drink will be on sale.

Calypsociation Dear Ghost Party @ Calypsociation Panyard
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm

Concert avec les steelbands de Calypsociation. Buvette et restauration.

Desperadoes Season Mix @ Desperadoes Panyard
Dec 14 @ 8:30 pm

Desperadoes Season Mix with performances by Mryon B., Roadblock, Starlift, Phase II and Desperadoes.

Christmas in the Park @ Auzonville Park
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm

Christmas in the Park featuring birdsong Academy Orchestra, Steel, Junior Steel, Big Band, Junior Winds, Voices, Los Paranderos, Steel Orchestra, Small Ensemble and Southernaires Choir. Bring your chairs and coolers.

All Night Long Panergy Steel Orchestra @ Rathaussaal Telfs
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm

Concert All Night Long mit dem PANergy Steel Orchestra.