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DM – PanoGrama is a virtual steelpan competition which first premiered on April 24th 2020, organized by Dominican-born/Trinidadian pannist based in Barbados, Nevin Roach. Roach’s vision for this platform was to highlight and shed positive light on the pan community during the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 installment of PanoGrama took place this

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PanoGrama prelims leave adjudicators with tough decisions

DM – The heated preliminary round of the NLCB PanoGrama 2021 virtual event kicked off on Friday, May 7, and came to an end on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9. The last 10 competitors pulled out all the stops to ensure their spot in the semifinals slated for May 13. Over the course of the

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Give Local 757: Mosaic Steel Orchestra

US – Music is his means and reaching kids is his mission. Dr. Anthony Hailey started Mosaic Steel Orchestra in 2006, hoping to connect local youth with his passion for steelpan, more popularly known as steel drums. “I saw a need in the community for children to have access to music programs that were relevant

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Embracing the Unconventional with Utena Kobayashi

JP – “When I quit university, I felt that the steel pan would bring me opportunities,” Utena Kobayashi recalls. “For me, it just wasn’t fun studying classical music to perform it with others like a disciplined army. I realized that I just like to listen to classical music — I still do now,” she tells

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Expired: 2021 Virginia International PANFest

US – Join us as world-class steel pan performers from around the globe come together, in a virtual environment, for this annual spectacular celebration of Caribbean music! Hosted by Josanne Francis and Victor Provost. Clinicians include Yuko Asada, Khan Cordice, and Tom Miller. The Virginia International PANFest presents the 2021 Virtual Edition, featuring nine incredible

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