TT – In his documentary SteelPan Now! Notes on Where Pan Gone, Ryan Saunders and his co-producer Aaron Astillero trace the spread of the steelpan beyond the shores of Trinidad and Tobago. The documentary, which premiered at the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival, looks at the growth of the steelpan but from a foreign perspective.
TT – The steelpan will take centre stage at the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 carded to run from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. Both the tenor pan and the PHI electronic steel pan will be featured at the event. The six-month multicultural extravaganza, which will feature creative and business presentations from 193 countries,
TT – The Trinidad and Tobago Music Stars Steel Orchestra suffered a tremendous loss on Friday when its manager discovered that $300,000 worth in steelpans were stolen. According to a police report, the manager said on February 28 2020 the pan side left several steel pans in an open area in close proximity to the
BB – The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is well underway to rekindling the National Youth Steel Orchestra in time for a grand performance in November. Last Friday, September 3, sixty students separated in groups of 10s, completed a three-week steel pan workshop at St Leonard’s Boys School. The students in the workshop comprised of pre-teen
TT – Congratulations to Pan Trinbago and the World Steelpan Thrust for making August a month to remember. It is the first time that Independence Day and World Steelpan Day (August 11) were celebrated in the same month. Because of covid19, fitting celebrations for both events were dramatically hampered by this mutating and international virus
TT – Veteran pan composer Mark Loquan has partnered with musician Etienne Charles, photographer Maria Nunes, and a US team for a video project of his nation-building song My Home to be released for Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence Day. TT marks its 59th Independence anniversary on August 31. Loquan spoke about the song and the