Supernovas gets state land for pan theatre

TT – First Citizens Supernovas Steel Orchestra got an early Christmas gift on Saturday night, when Clarence Rambharat, senator and Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, presented bandleader Amrit Samaroo with their letter of Cabinet approval for the lease of a parcel of state land in the Samaroo family’s hometown of Surrey Village, Lopinot. The

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World Pan Day

TT – The month of August is pan month with a number of pan events occurring across the country. From now on, August 11 will be known as World Pan Day. This was announced Sunday at the Pan Trinbago head office on the corner of Duke and Melbourne Street. Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore said

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Pan Trinbago vex with culture minister

TT – Pan Trinbago is most upset with Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, as well as the producer and promoter of the Island Beats concert that will bring the curtain down on Carifesta XIV on August 24. The show, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, will feature international stars Shaggy,

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National instrument or bastard child?

TT –  Carifesta XIV in here in TT, the land of calypso and the steel pan. We boast that pan is the national instrument of TT and the only musical instrument invention of the twentieth century. Yet in Carifesta 2019, pan yet again finds itself sidelined and treated with disdain. From the limited information provided

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Salsa and steelpan

TT – His passion for pan has been identified as the primary motivation for ensuring that our Caribbean neighbours are fully equipped to enjoy the sounds of the the steelpan. Seventy-year old pan aficionado Merlin “Mutt” Gill attended the annual Fiesta del Fuego (fire festival) last month at Santiago de Cuba. There he received a

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Calypso- und Barockexzesse

DE – Wer aus der Küche der Nachbarn eigenwilliges Topfschlagen vernimmt, möge sich nicht wundern: In Schleswig-Holstein ist das Calypso-Fieber ausgebrochen. Das auslösende SHMF-Rauschmittel ist das mitreißende Renegades Steel Orchestra aus Trinidad und Tobago – auch beim Projekt “The Big Bach”. Vormals gesetzt wirkende Konzertgänger des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival schwingen Hüften und Schultergürtel, klatschen (fast)

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