Royal Caribbean testing family steel drum lesson activity

US – Royal Caribbean is quietly testing a brand new family activity that could be coming to a cruise ship near you soon. The Steel Pan Family Jam is being tested on select ships, that allows families to learn how to play the steel drums while on their cruise. Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President of

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Supernovas play first in Large Bands final

TT – First Citizens Supernovas will play first at the National Panorama Large Conventional Bands Finals with Massy Trinidad All Stars playing last at number 11. The Steelband finals take place on Saturday, February 22, at Carnival City, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, from 7 pm. The Pan Trinbago produced Carnival flagship event has

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Sando Mayor: Pan Elders will come back stronger

TT – Couva Joylanders made history on Sunday when they were crowned Panorama Champions of the medium band category when the historic final was held in Tobago for the first time. For last year’s champions Pan Elders, however, the news may have been a bitter pill to swallow as, for the first time in about

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HADCO’s evening of pan with Phase II

TT – John Hadad, one of the co-directors of the HADCO group expressed his love for the players of HADCO Phase II Pan Groove during an evening of pan held at the band’s panyard on February 12. “You guys are really amazing. Your dedication and commitment have been outstanding this year and we really appreciate

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Cornell Steel Drum concert offers warm Caribbean sounds

US – Winter blues got you down? Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with the warm Caribbean sounds of the Cornell College Steel Drum Ensembles at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in King Chapel. This concert is great for the whole family and is free and open to the public. The Pandemonium and Toucan Steel

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High praise for NGC Couva Joylanders

TT – NGC Couva Joylanders played its way into the history books on Sunday night, winning their first National Panorama title in the medium conventional band category. The central Trinidad outfit, led by Richard Gill, gave an electrifying performance to De Fosto’s (Winston Scarborough’s) 1993 selection, It’s My Turn, before a lively crowd at the

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