Desperadoes’ managing director wants more love for steelpan in T&T

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

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Hatters look to youth to continue pan legacy

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

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Richards wants anthem on steelpan for medal ceremony

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

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No need to reinvent the steelpan

TT – It would be worthwhile to filter out all the political chatter for a moment and reconsider more objectively Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s comments about the development of the steelpan industry. Beyond the “if elected” aspect of her Emancipation Day address at a function in Marabella on Monday, there is much value to be

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In the Groove: Phase II at 50 | Backstory

T&T – Trinidad & Tobago’s Phase II Pan Groove, founded by Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, celebrates its 50th anniversary in August. Nigel A Campbell looks back at the pioneering journey. → Caribbean Beat Issue 171

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International Journal of Carnival Arts (IJCA)

UK – Read Volume 5 of the International Journal of Carnival Arts (IJCA). → This was by far the most challenging volume to produce for many reasons and again we can only ask your corporation in helping to keep the momentum of this young journal. When you go to the Contents Page, simply click

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