Hadad brothers invest in pan manufacturing company Mittco

TT – The thing about business, John Hadad believes, is you have to take a chance and hope that, in the majority, you come out on top. And he sees enough potential in fledgling manufacturing company, the Musical Instruments of Trinidad and Tobago (Mittco) to consider it worth the investment. Hadad and his two brothers,

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Thieves strike Hatters panyard in San Fernando

TT – Thieves broke into Hatters Steel Orchestra’s panyard in San Fernando and stole more than $200,000 worth of equipment and musical instruments, including steelpans. The band’s PRO Withfield Weekes made the discovery on Thursday at about 5 pm. Up to Friday afternoon, when Newsday visited the site at Lady Hailes Avenue, Weekes and other

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National Steel Orchestra director makes steelpan dream come true

TT – Akua Leith has a dream. The young pannist has a vision to capitalise on Trinidad and Tobago’s national instrument, steelpan, in a way that can take beyond the country’s borders and make it as ubiquitous as the piano – the world’s most popular musical instrument. So, in 2018 he started to plan. “I

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Plant Trinbagrow – Pan Trinbago aims for financial sustainability

TT – There was no allocation to special interests groups in 2021 because there was no Carnival. The governing bodies of mas, pan and calypso had to find alternative ways of raising funds to carry on its business for the year. This caused Pan Trinbago’s president Beverley Ramsey-Moore – while laying in bed one day

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