Panchromatic Steel Steals The Show

US – On Feb. 9, Panchromatic Steel performed a live concert in Brodbeck Hall as part of the 2021 Performing Art Series, which they livestreamed via YouTube. As described on their website, “Panchromatic Steel is a steeldrum band homegrown in Madison, Wisconsin that plays authentic island calypso, jazz, classical and familiar pop/rock.” Read more

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New steelpan manufacturing company to open later this year

TT – A new steelpan manufacturing company will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2021. The company, Musical Instruments of Trinidad and Tobago (MITTCO) will produce a full range of high-quality steelpans to supply growing demand both locally and internationally. MITTCO is the brainchild of Akua Leith, the Artistic Director and Conductor of the

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PanoGrama 2021 – The World Cup of Steelpan

In 2020, PanoGrama made history as the first online steelpan competition and was one of the biggest events held during the heights of COVD-19 restrictions. The inaugural event, which was created by T&T pannist Nevin Roach (Dominican-born) and streamed live on Instagram @inev88, featured 20 participants from Barbados, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana,

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Trinidad All Stars invests in a new future

TT – The Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra has ten Panorama titles under its belt. The orchestra’s performance of Scrunter’s (Irwin Reyes Johnson) Woman on the Bass in 1980 is one of the most iconic Panorama final’s night performances ever. It is undeniable the impact Trinidad All Stars has had on Carnival and culture in

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Rave reviews for Another Phase

TT – HADCO Phase II Pan Groove’s virtual concert Another Phase has received rave reviews from patrons despite a mix-up that caused a few to miss the show. The approximately two-hour, pre-recorded show was originally scheduled to be broadcast on January 27 but was moved to January 31 to accommodate supporters who were not aware

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Bertie Marshall History of Steelpan in Trinidad & Tobago

TT – Famous Steel Pan Tuner Bertie Marshall steel pan musician History of Steel Band in Trinidad & Tobago – Steelpan Documentary. Steelpan icon Marshall was born in 1936, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. As a child, he roamed the streets of John John and Success Village, Laventille. As a boy, he watched pioneering tuners at work

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