‘Make pan mandatory in schools’

TT – Ace pan arranger Duvone Stewart is calling for the national instrument to be mandatory in the school curriculum. Stewart was awarded this year’s Medal of Honour (gold) for distinguished and outstanding service in the sphere of culture at the annual Tobago House of Assembly Tobago Day awards last Thursday. The 43-year-old is coming

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Defence Force pushing hard in Panorama prelims

TT – The TT Defence Force Steel Orchestra came out in full force to defend their title in the Conventional Single Pan Panorama preliminary round at Desperadoes panyard, Tragarete Road, Port of Spain, last Tuesday evening. They were the final band of the evening and they took a very long time to get started, much

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Fears of gang violence, steelband takes refuge at Savannah

TT – The young players of Roadblock Steel Orchestra are exposed to the elements nightly as they practise for the ongoing 2020 National Panorama Small Band Competition. The band took up residence on the pitched area on the eastern side of the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, opposite Jerningham Avenue. Roadblock faces judges Tuesday

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Finalists announced in National Schools Panorama competition

TT – The Ministry of Education has announced the finalists in the National Schools’ Junior Panorama competition. The following are the finalists in the Primary Schools category: Tac. Pres. Treble Makers St. Mary’s Government Primary School St Margaret’s Boys’ Anglican School Guaico Presbyterian Primary School Malabar R.C. Steel Orchestra Couva Anglican Primary School St. Paul’s

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Stellar movie music from All Stars

TT – Massy Trinidad All Stars launched its 85th anniversary celebrations last weekend with its 12th biennial concert, Classical Jewels XII, at the Lord Kitchener Auditorium, National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port of Spain with a delightful night of music from the movies. Opening with the renowned Star Wars Theme, All Stars performed

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UNL percussionist wins Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Young Artist award

US – University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior percussion performance major Jonah Payne auditioned for the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Young Artist award in October. According to Payne, there was initially supposed to be a follow-up round of auditions, but the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra decided to select him out of the first round. “The judges were very impressed

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