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Governor brings his steel pan talents to Sunrise Centre

VI – Governor Martyn Roper continued his steel pan tour of the island on Wednesday. The governor’s Caribbean stylings have been in high demand since he premiered his secret musical talents for the Queen’s Birthday in June. On Thursday, Roper appeared with his teacher Earl La Pierre and pianist Glen Inanga at Sunrise Adult Training

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‘I’ve paid my dues’

TT – Ace musician Pelham Goddard said when he was told he would be conferred with an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies’ St Augustine campus, he felt very happy. With a gleam in his eye and joy on his face, PG, as he is fondly called, said: “I feel honoured because

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RIP Cur­tis Pierre – A soldier of pan falls…

TT – Last Sun­day, the steel­band world was sad­dened by the pass­ing of one its stal­wart icons, Cur­tis Pierre, 84. A Bel­mont boy, who sub­se­quent­ly resided in Wood­brook, amongst Pierre’s best-known achieve­ments was his suc­cess at in­te­grat­ing the steel­band move­ment, at­tract­ing fair-skin “col­lege boys” in­to its fold at the turn of the 50s when he

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From Steelpan the National Instrument to Steelpan the Industry

TT – Congratulation to the cast and crew of PSCC Pan in Schools Coordinating Council’s documentary “From Steelpan The National Instrument to Steelpan The Industry”, in beeing accepted to the 2019 Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival in Florida, scheduled for October. → MIFF 2019 Short Film Selections Announced

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Ex-envoy: Mugabe loved Exodus steel orchestra

TT – It was not well known in TT, but the late Robert Mugabe was mesmerised by Exodus Steel Orchestra. So said former envoy to South Africa Harry Partap, who met and chatted with Mugabe five years ago. The Zimbabwean president, whose rule for 40 years earned him a bloody reputation for torture and divisiveness,

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