Wilbert “Junior” Gill – Church Service Live Stream

CH – Wilbert “Junior” Gill 20st September 1963 – 17th Decembr 2021 Musician, Composer, Arranger, Tutor Owner of MCA Music Center Affoltern A private funeral was held by his family on Thursday, 23rd December 2021, at the cemetery in Küsnacht. There will be a public church service on Thursday, 20th January 2022 at 3pm (Swiss

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Steel invades the Internet

TT – Even though panyards across the country have been lying dormant since the start of the pandemic, pannists from Port of Spain and Arima, Chaguanas all the way to South Trinidad are now back in action thanks to the 2022 inaugural “Jam Yuh Set In-De-Rama” competition. The “Jam Yuh Set” steelband competition is the

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces Over $33 Million in Project Funding to Arts Organizations Nationwide

US – Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2022, with 1,498 awards totaling nearly $33.2 million. Grants for Arts Projects funding spans 15 artistic disciplines and reaches communities in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Recipients of

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Steelband appeals for assistance to secure premises following burglary

AG – Members of the Panache Steel Orchestra have launched an appeal for help after a person or persons unknown reportedly damaged and stole property from their Sir Sydney Walling Highway pan yard on the weekend. The captain, Maurisha Potter, disclosed that the members which mostly consist of young people are now fearful and feel

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Carrying on the legacy

TT – Founder and musical director of Chaibes Music, the multi-talented Jonathan Achaiba is still savouring the success of his music school’s first live concert. The Chaibes Music and Friends concert which was held in early December at the Courtyard at C3 Centre featured a range of artistes across several age groups who all have

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Steelpan’s brightest star

TT – To list the accomplishments of Tony Williams, who died on Tuesday at the age of 90, is to largely tell the story of steelpan. That list begins with the fact that Mr Williams led what some consider the finest steelband ever, North Stars, a band whose victory at the country’s inaugural Panorama competition

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