Trio wants to put Potential pan at top

TT – Three young professional music arrangers have come together to put the spotlight on a 54-year-old pan institution from San Juan/Barataria. Potential Symphony Steel Orchestra will enter the 2020 National Panorama competition with the names Carlan “Panman” Harewood, Kareem Brown and Amrit Samaroo on its banner. Potential Symphony will campaign in the medium category

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Tobago on stream for historic pan show

TT – Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore says plans are well on stream to host the national finals of the medium conventional steelband Panorama competition in Tobago. The event is expected to be held on February 22 at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, from 7pm. Speaking to Newsday Tobago, an excited Ramsey-Moore reiterated the competition

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Vote for Outcry (Mike Schwebke and Carijazz) USA

This tune from panist Mike Schwebke’s band in Chicago might win an award in Italy. This is the first step of the competition, where he needs as many “likes” on YOUTUBE as he can get! One “thumbs up” = one vote! → If he wins the 7 Virtual Jazz competition final, he’ll get a

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MIC unveils new innovations

TT – In the area of music technology, the Flik-a-Stix is the first sound sensitive, LED performance, tenor steel pan sticks. It is the world’s first viable electronic steel pan tenor stick which delivers a visual accompaniment of ‘sound synchronised’ coloured light to accompany the playing of the tenor steel pan. A single, tiny button

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Earl Rodney shows he’s still a force at 81

TT – Musical arranger extraordinaire Earl Rodney proved that age is just a number at Kafe Blue, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, in a show entitled Eight-One and Still Going Strong. A legend in his own right, Rodney surrounded himself with friends and music legends like Brother Valentino (Emrold Phillip) and Relator (Willard Harris) as

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Immortelle Children’s Centre gets pan room

TT – The Immortelle Children’s Centre for Special Education got a new pan room which will enable the special school to incorporate pan music into its curriculum and therapy sessions. Speaking at the opening of the centre, CEO Jacqui Leotaud said she was pleased to see one of the visions for the centre become a

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