Katzenjammers reclaims Pan Champs

TT – Katzenjammers Steel Orchestra is the new Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Pan Champs in the large band category. On Wednesday, the 90-member band dethroned RBC Redemption Sound Setters by two points to reclaim the top spot in the annual event hosted by the THA Division of Tourism, Culture, and Transportation at the Dwight

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Valley Harps and Exodus draw first positions for pan semis

TT – Trinidad Valley Harps and Republic Bank Exodus will perform first in their respective categories on Sunday at the National Panorama Medium and Large Conventional Bands Semi-Finals at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Both bands pulled number one at the draw for playing positions earlier today at “Savannah Party” on Sunday. Showtime

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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Tiny Desk Concert

US – Here’s a first: Steelpans at the Tiny Desk. It’s true. Nearly a thousand performances into the series and the instrument has never been featured, until now. While the two bowls look shiny and new in this Jonathan Scales Fourchestra set, they were once authentic oil barrels, pounded, finished and tuned for bandleader, Jonathan

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Gone But Not Forgotten

TT – Ray Funk helps to kick off ttff’s 15th anniversary year! The trinidad+tobago film festival is delighted to reprise beloved carnival aficionado, Ray Funk’s video presentation and talk, Gone But Not Forgotten, as part of our 15th anniversary celebrations! On 12 February at the National Museum and Art Gallery, Funk will present a celebration

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Belize Bank donates $50,000 to University of Belize to acquire steel band

BZ – Тhе Unіvеrѕіtу оf Веlіzе (UВ) іѕ сurrеntlу ехрlоrіng wауѕ tо fоrmаllу dеvеlор а раthwау fоr ѕtudеntѕ іntеrеѕtеd іn muѕіс tо рurѕuе асаdеmіс оr tесhnісаl саrееrѕ, оr furthеr hоnе ѕkіllѕ іn muѕіс реrfоrmаnсе аt thе Nаtіоnаl Unіvеrѕіtу. Тhіѕ іѕ іn lіnе wіth іtѕ vіѕіоn оf bесоmіng thе rеѕресtеd сhоісе fоr Веlіzеаn muѕіс ѕtudіеѕ, thе

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Pan pilgrimage for sweet music

TT – The preliminary round of the national Panorama competition large band category in the Northern Region on Sunday turned into a six-hour pan pilgrimage through Port of Spain with pan enthusiasts trekking from band to band. It was a sight to behold at defending champions BP Renegades’ Charlotte Street panyard as thousands converged on

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