International News

Aug 28, 2017

Pan-tastic! Steel drum bands ready for showdown


USA - It’s the battle of the pans! Two different Brooklyn bands will vie for the crown at the Steel Band Panorama competition on Sept. 2, part of the weekend of events leading up to the West Indian American Day Parade. The annual musical match-up draws a dozen acts from all over New York and New Jersey to the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum to compete for the title of best steel band, but the reigning champion and its closest competitor both hail from the county of Kings. Favored front-runner D’Radoes Steel Orchestra, based in Canarsie, has taken the top spot every year since 2014. The popular band is one of biggest ensembles in the competition, but all of its members have stuck around and are diligently working towards a fourth win, said the band’s manager.

[Brooklyn Daily]