Pan on film: Documentary highlights Brooklyn’s steel pan culture

USA – Jammin’ it: Steel pan band, Steel Xplosion, and their journey to Panorama is documented in the film, “Panorama: Jamming to the Top.” The story of the steel pan! Brooklyn’s rich steel pan culture comes to life in a new documentary about the instrument and the people who keep it going. Filmmaker Christine Shaw

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New Site: PanNotation

TT – PanNotation is an online store for Steelpan music scores and an interactive platform that connects musicians, educators and steelpan enthusiasts. The steelpan scores range from original compositions and Panorama arrangements to adaptations of popular songs you know and love. The people who are the founding members and driving force behind PanNotation are: Mark

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PACC hands over new steel pans to Epic Sounds

VC – There is a new pan-side in the in the pan yard! Epic Sounds is the newest steel orchestra to have been launched by the Pan against Crime Committee (PAC); making it the fourteenth (14) steel orchestra that have been launched under the program which began in 2008. The launching and handing over ceremony

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A Tropical Takeover: The Steel Drum In Hip-Hop

USA – By now, you’ve probably heard “ZEZE,” the tropical banger that marks Kodak Black’s second track since his release from prison. It’s production, by way of D.A. Doman, has a distinct island feel with the steel drum playing heavily into the song’s composition. The cover art depicts as much, with the ski-mask-wearing Kodak perched

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PACC To Hand Over Steel Pans Valued At $90,000 To Epic Sounds

VC – On Friday 9th November 2018, the Pan Against Crime Committee will be handing over a brand new set of steel pans, valued over $90,000, to Epic Sounds of Calliaqua, the latest pan side to be established here. The event will be celebrated with the hosting of a Concert, at the Calliaqua Hard Court,

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FCB supports pan training school

TT – First Citizens is the proud sponsor of Pan Development Unlimited (PDU), a training school, which offers courses in advance pan tuning, and pan construction. First Citizens chairman Anthony Smart recently met with Kerbasie Daniel, the most outstanding student for the 2018 programme as well as Barry Yeates, manager of Pan Development Unlimited. Speaking

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