Panman Alexis funeral in US

TT – The funeral of Dr Clifford Alexis, pan educator, builder, composer, tuner and arranger, takes place next Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Home in Dekald, Illinois, US. Asked if there would be a service in Trinidad, Alexis’ widow Yoko said she would call Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore about a memorial, since she was sure

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Garcia’s mission: a pan side in all schools

TT – Education Minister Anthony Garcia says he will ensure that all 455 primary schools and 125 secondary schools across the country have at least one steelpan ensemble before his tenure as education minister comes to an end. The minister was speaking at the launch yesterday of the 2019 National Schools Panorama and Junior Panorama

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Award-winning NIU Steelband director dies at age 82

USA – Clifford Alexis, a retired music professor and former director of the Northern Illinois University Steelband who died Tuesday at age 82, is being remembered by his former student and friend as a “musical genius.” Alexis died after a months-long illness at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. Liam Teague – current NIU Steelband

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Tributes for panman Cliff Alexis

TT – Tributes continued to pour in on for Dr Clifford Alexis, pan specialist, retired educator, composer, tuner and arranger, who died in the US on Tuesday at 82. Last year on Republic Day, Alexis was given a Chaconia Medal (Silver) for his long and meritorious service to TT in the sphere of culture. Ace

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R.I.P. Dr. Cliff Alexis

Yesterday, the pan fraternity has lost another one of its icons. Sometimes he used to call in Switzerland for a little chat. Unforgettable moments. Heartfelt condolences to all the bereaved. Goodbye Cliff Alexis.

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Sweet pan music in the city

TT – Sweet pan music filled the city on Friday afternoon during Pan Jammin in D Square hosted by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, the TT Music Co Ltd and the Port of Spain City Corporation. It was the first of the Live @ Lunch series that will continue at Woodford

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