Steelpan legend Eustace ‘Manning’ Henry remembered

AG – The son of the late legendary steelpan grandmaster Eustace “Manning” Henry, who died earlier this week, said that the loss of his father has come as a huge blow to the family. Alston Henry, who was with his father for the very last moments of his life, said the cultural icon died on

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Despers will always be Laventille band

TT – It does not matter where Desperadoes are based, the band’s victories will always be a source of immense pride to Laventille said Finbar Fletcher, chairman of Desperadoes management team, on Sunday. Fletcher said Desperadoes has always been the pride and joy to the people. “I think our victory is their victory, and when

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The Last Panman

TT – San­to Lyons brought the rub­ber-tipped sticks against his chest with a flash­ing ges­ture of pride. He quick­ly struck his tenor pan with na­tive skill and the mu­si­cal notes sailed out of the makeshift tent-like oiled gems of de­light. Ring­ing sounds, tin­gling the nerves, har­mo­nious melody cours­ing through the air. For months, a gaunt

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All Stars elders pay tribute to Jules

TT – When the men of All Stars Garret Elders (AGE) held their annual gathering at the Massy All Stars panyard on Duke Street in Port of Spain, it turned into a memorial for pan pioneer Neville Jules who died on February 19. The elders remembered Jules as a disciplinarian and reflected on his contribution

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Expired: Gathering of the Pans

US – National Trail’s Gathering of the Pans will be held on Saturday, March 7, starting at 7 p.m. The steel band festival will feature six bands this year and have opportunities for the community to have a fun night supporting National Trail’s program. Admission is $6 general admission, students and senior citizens $5, or

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