Birdsong’s music power

TT – C-Aeolian stood out on the board. Phrygian Dominant and C-Dominant pentatonic scales are phrases that might be unfamiliar to everyday people but to the students of the Birdsong academy that is everyday language. In the corner of the dimly-lit, air-conditioned room, the keyboards and music stands stood as if eagerly awaiting their players.

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Great night for Pan Jazz

TT – We Beat St James Live presented a well balanced and professional Pan Jazz night on June 7. The St James amphitheatre was aglow with sweet music coming from the national instrument. The St James Improvement Committee carefully chose the acts who all proved to be worthy, and local music was the winner. The

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US steelpan master Andy Narell to perform in SA

SA – Narell will perform with his South African band, Andy Narell Jazz Club of Soweto, comprising established names Louis Mhlanga (guitar), Rob Watson (drums), Denis Lalouette (bass guitar) and Thandi Ntuli (piano). “We are honoured to have the icon Andy Narell join our family of superstars in the Kaya FM and Bassline Live series,”

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Congratulations to Rita Seethaler

AU – Congratulations to Dr. Rita Katharina Seethaler (from Taggerty Vic. and Bern, Switzerland), for being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the recent Queens Birthday Honours List for service to steelband music, and to the community. Rita was recognised for her community work in two areas in which she has

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Stars above and beneath

TT – Starry night and sweet songs contributed to an almost perfect night at the St James Amphitheatre for WeBeat St James Live18 production of Pan Jazz and Honoree’s Night, on Thursday evening. Performing to an almost filled, open-air facility, the show commencing promptly at its advertised 8 pm opening, was the National Steel Symphony

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We Beat Festival 2018

TT – The City that never sleeps was even more alive with the sweet sound of steelpan on Saturday night. It was all part of the annual We Beat Festival. The week-long, mid-year event celebrates the rich diversity of cultures as well as the incorporation of the St. James into the City of Port-of-Spain. The

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