Pan Machine: Ebony Steel Band play Kraftwerk @ Jazz Cafe London
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm

Following their outstanding 2019 album Pan Machine, Europe’s most prominent steel band Ebony Steel Band join us at The Jazz Cafe to play the music of Kraftwerk in a brand new light.

The original idea was created by music journalist, producer and writer Ian Shirley who approached the band to rework Kraftwerk classics. The search for sonorous clarity had brought him to Pepe Francis MBE, director of Ebony Steel Band, in order to accurately reflect the electronics of the original records.

The show is based on the landmark album with music arranged by Delphina James and released by OM Swagger Music, performed live by Ebony Steel Band.

French Panorama with a French Touch
Jan 15 all-day

French Panorama online. More informations soon.

Barrel Drummers @ Pfarrei St. Andreas
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Frühgottesdienst in der Kath. Kirche Uster.

Panyard Party @ Calypsociation
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm

Calypsociation Steelbands Panyard Party.

Inside Out Steelband Carnival Concert @ McCallum Performing Arts Center
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We hope that you will join us in celebrating Carnival, Spring, and in-person music with Inside Out Steelband! This combined performance will feature the Inside Out Community Steelband, the McCallum High School Knights of Steel, and the McCallum High School Samba Knights.

This performance is free and family friendly!

NIU Steelband @ DeKalb Public Library
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm

The Northern Illinois University Steelband will perform at the DeKalb Public Library.

According to a news release, the concert will feature music styles that will highlight the profundity and versatility of the steelpan.

The NIU Steelband was formed in 1973 and was the first active steelband formed at an American university. The NIU Steelband ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. and the globe, including a performance in front of 18,000 fans at Yankee stadium. The NIU Steelband regularly appears in concert at public schools, universities, conventions, and arts series and has several recordings of their songs.

The concert is free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend the event.

Pan Rocks feat. the Wasco HS High Groove Steelers @ Wasco HS Auditorium
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pan Rocks with Tracy Thornton in the Beautiful Historical Wasco HS Auditorium with Wasco Union High School’s “High Groove Steelers”! If you’re in the Wasco, CA area they’d love to see you there with them!

ASU Steely Pan Steel Band @ Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Escape to the Islands with the authentic steel drum sounds of the ASU Steely Pan Steel Band.

Tickets will include the concert and a tropical-themed dinner.

ASU students will travel from Boone to provide Steel Pan workshops at both East and West Middle schools on Thursday and Friday, as well.

The Steely Pan Steel Band consists of 22 performers and 41 steel drums, including drumset and percussion. The ensemble has gained quite a reputation performing at universities, art festivals, and all types of schools throughout the South. They were featured at both the North and South Carolina Music Teachers Conventions and have given clinics and performances at Percussive Arts Society’s Day of Percussion.

The Steely Pan Steel Band was sponsored by WSOC Channel 9 in Charlotte as part of the city’s Spring Fest. The ensemble performs a variety of music from traditional soca/calypsos, to classical, to rock and roll, and even performs traditional Appalachian Mountain music. Any style of music can be played on steel drums and all ages are sure to be entertained!

Call the Hiddenite Center for reservations.

SOMISPO is going to Tremé! @ Kermit's Tremé Mother-in-Law Lounge
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SOMISPO featuring Bill Summers and our two guest artists Daron Roberts and Josanne Francis!

Steel pans, Strings & Star Power @ Millett Hall
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm

A mighty mash-up of steel pans, strings and star power!

Pan Rocks ’22 blasts through Millet Hall this April with rockin’ riffs for steel drums and strings. Featuring Cromer/Flory Artists-in-Residence Mark Wood and Tracy Thornton, this rock n’ roll extravaganza combines performances by Miami Steel Drum band with Miami and four area high school orchestras.

The Eddie Van Halen of the Violin World according to PBS, Mark Wood is the premier electric violinist of his generation and an original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Mark has dedicated his career to providing educators with the opportunity to ignite their students’ passions and to inspire students to open their minds and unlock their potential.

With hundreds of thousands of students reached, millions of dollars raised to help high school music departments across the US, and countless school orchestra programs saved from the chopping block because of funds raised through his efforts, Mark Wood has proven himself a man of ideas, action and results. Showing no signs of slowing down, the multi faceted visionary continues to write, perform, record, invent and inspire. As a matter of fact, Mark Wood is just getting started.

Pan Rocks is the brainchild of heavy metal drummer turned internationally recognized steelpannist, Tracy Thornton. Bringing as many steelpannists as possible on stage performing Rock music. Tracy has always dreamed of hearing Rock Music (his first love) performed on the Steelpan (his second love) on a stage with reckless abandonment./p>

The show is based on Tracy’s steelpan Pan Rocks albums which pay tribute to your favorite Rock, Heavy Metal and Punk Rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Metallica, The Who, Jane’s Addiction, Black Sabbath, The Ramones, Green Day, Slayer, and Nirvana just to name a few.

Be thoroughly entertained by electric tunes and ringing pans at Pan Rocks ’22!