Education Ministry gives pans to ECCE centres

TT – Preschoolers throughout TT now have the chance to become involved in music after several Early Childhood Care and Education centres received two tenor pans each from the Ministry of Education. At the launch of the Multicultural Music Programme Unit hosted at the Arima New Government Primary School on Wednesday, Education Minister Anthony Garcia

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Calypso band gives Caribbean flair to holiday concert

US – The sounds of Trinidad and Tobago can be heard in the Elgin High School’s music room as the Calypso band prepares for its winter concert. As special guests at the Observer’s 28th Annual Holiday Music Festival the first weekend in December, the EHS students will show off their talents on the steel drums.

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MoE to hire 120 music instructors for Pan in All Schools project

TT – Education Minister Anthony Garcia is hopeful that some of the negative feelings students experience which contribute to their disruptive behaviour, will be eliminated through steelpan music. Garcia expressed this as he delivered the feature address at the launch of the Ministry’s Music Education Expansion Initiative – Pan in All Schools Project – at

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Three Antiguan pannists represent in Japan

AG – Three of Antigua and Barbuda’s finest musicians are representing the twin island at an international steelpan cultural exchange at the invitation of officials in Kagoshima prefecture, in the southerly Amami Islands of Japan. On November 18th, 2019, Deputy Director of Culture in the Cultural Development Division, Khan Cordice, made the journey to Japan

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Kilgore College steel drum ensemble debuts

US – The seven members of Kilgore College’s new steel drum ensemble, KC Steel, made their public debut this past week during a concert with the KC Jazz Band. “Steel drums originate from Trinidad and Tobago, and have a very colorful history,” said Band Director Brent Farmer. “The music department was able to purchase these

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Great start to Panorama 2020

TT – Panorama 2020 has got off to a scintillating start with the crowning of its first champions in the 2020 Single Pan Bands competition. On Saturday night, defending champions San Juan East Side Symphony delivered a winning performance matched only by Marsicans Steel Orchestra. Following the judges’ tally, both landed atop the table with

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