TT – The MHTL Starlift Steel Orchestra has arranged a special musical production to bring hope to Trinidad and Tobago as the nation continues to manage the challenges associated with the novel coronavirus. The piece inspires a renewed sense of national pride and hope, as the country looks ahead to new possibilities. Arranged by Roisha
ZA – South Africa hosted the world’s largest marimba and steelpan festival July 27-28, with nearly 2,000 musicians from around Africa, including Botswana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Disadvantaged people compete with other artists in the Education Africa International Marimba and Steelpan Festival.
BB – Hashim Thomas Durant boldly and emphatically declares: “Steel pan is where my heart is”. The 22-year-old pannist told Bajan Vibes that his love for the instrument has grown since he started playing at age 12. “I started playing pan at the age of 12. While in secondary school I really wanted to be
AG – Antiguan and Barbuda’s very own Khan Cordice emerged as the second place winner of the international pan competition known as Pan Ramajay. Over the weekend, Cordice went head to head with 10 talented musicians from all over the world, falling only 8 points short of defeating the United States of America’s, Andre White.
TT – Many of the people who viewed the International Pan Ramajay semi-finals enjoyed what they saw and heard. The competition returned, virtually, to TT’s calendar after a 16-year hiatus. It was also one of many events hosted online by the pan fraternity in the wake of the covid19 pandemic. The competition runs June 14-27