Fonclaire set to take social media by storm

TT – Darren Sheppard, managing director of the NLCB Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, is known to be a no-nonsense man with a big heart and far-reaching vision. He and the band weathered the storm of the 1990 National Panorama controversy when they were bypassed for the title with their rendition of Pan by Storm. Now they

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Lasara Kalloo, 10, puts in the hard work to become musician, vet

TT – Lasara Kalloo wants to be a musician and a veterinarian. She already knows that she’ll have to dedicate a lot of time to learn about both fields. After all, Lasara’s parents, Camille and Sherwin, always remind her that it’s possible to achieve anything once you’re a hard worker and patient. So daily, you

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Steelpan genius: Anthony Williams …the making of a master

TT – Neville Jules was the organiser supreme of Trinidad All Stars; he was the captain who members listened to, not because he was a “badjohn” (“but I could take care of myself”) but because he exuded authority and respect from All Stars panmen. Ellie Mannette with Invaders placed the band on the steelband map.

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Pan museum, ’21st-century housing’ planned for East Port of Spain

TT – A new panyard for Desperadoes and a pan museum, along with an industrial complex, a commercial plaza, and housing developments “in keeping with the 21st century” are among grand plans announced by the Housing Development Corporation for East Port of Spain. Piccadilly and Besson Streets could also see a “new and trending practice”

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Holligan making ‘pantastic’ strides

BB – Twenty-three-year-old Rojenna Holligan is the owner of Pan Crib Music Academy, a company which she started five years ago due to her passion for music. Holligan said the catalyst behind starting her business which is located at Culpepper Development, St Phillip was that she always loved music from a young age. “I always

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Karibische Klänge animieren die Senioren am ersten Open-Air-Konzert seit Pandemieausbruch zum Tanzen

CH – Karibische Rhythmen und bekannte Klassiker: Die Steelband Angel Pan hat mit ihrem Auftritt ein fröhliches Ambiente vor dem Limmi-Pflegezentrum verbreitet. Am Samstagnachmittag konnten die Schlieremer Seniorinnen und Senioren wieder Kultur geniessen. Das Open-Air-Konzert der Steelband Angel Pan weckte die gesellige Seite des Limmi-Pflegezentrums aus dem Dornröschenschlaf. «Das ist der erste Aussenanlass seit dem

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