TT – Fifty-five years ago, Canada celebrated its 200th birthday with a world’s fair called Expo ’67, still widely hailed as one of the great world-fair events of the 20th century. Millions attended and 62 countries participated. Expo 67 proved so popular that the next summer it was revived at the same site, under the
TT – On the day the world celebrated T&T’s national instrument, came an historic day for the steelpan. The Musical Instruments of Trinidad and Tobago Company Limited (MITTCO) officially opened its doors in Diego martin, yesterday. MITTCO is a steelpan manufacturing facility at the Diamond Vale Business Park that promotes reliable artisan production of steelpans
TT – Describing today’s observance of World Steel Pan Day as an auspicious occasion, Pan Trinbago’s President, Beverly Ramsey-Moore says the event is an important moment for Trinidad and Tobago. She notes that the steelpan is Trinidad and Tobago’s gift to the world – and points out that we should be proud of the achievement.
TT – Over the past few weeks, the steelpan has been in the global spotlight. On Sunday, a steelpan version of the T&T National Anthem was heard twice around Birmingham, England, as Jereem Richards, and then this country’s 4×400 men’s relay team, collected their Commonwealth Games gold medals. And last month, the steelpan was featured
TT – One of the oldest playing steelband in San Fernando, Hatters Steel Orchestra, is also the last of two South bands which would have captured the somewhat elusive Panorama title, way back in 1975. For a number of years, lady luck has not smiled on the band, which fell victim to thieves and was
TT – Commonwealth Games 200m record holder Jereem Richards has one wish when he collects his gold medal – he would like to hear the T&T anthem played on our national instrument. Following his victorious 200m defence today Richard’s tweeted: “I Need To Hear The National Anthem With The Steel Pan please.” He tagged the