US – The Island Steel Drum Band comprised of students from Southwest Middle School and Southwest High School in South Bay San Diego will perform together for the last time Monday. After 22 years, the steel drum band program is being cut, according to band director Keith Ballard. Ballard said in a press release that
BB – Keishaun Julien of Trinidad and Tobago has been crowned the 2021 NLCB PanoGrama champion. Julien, beat nine international competitors during the virtual event last night, after he paid homage to the late Ken ‘Professor’ Philmore with his selection ‘Pan By Storm’ which was originally sung by Designer. Saturday’s finale was the culmination of
BB – Visit www.pano-grama.com on Saturday, May 22.
DM – PanoGrama is a virtual steelpan competition which first premiered on April 24th 2020, organized by Dominican-born/Trinidadian pannist based in Barbados, Nevin Roach. Roach’s vision for this platform was to highlight and shed positive light on the pan community during the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 installment of PanoGrama took place this
DM – The heated preliminary round of the NLCB PanoGrama 2021 virtual event kicked off on Friday, May 7, and came to an end on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9. The last 10 competitors pulled out all the stops to ensure their spot in the semifinals slated for May 13. Over the course of the
US – Music is his means and reaching kids is his mission. Dr. Anthony Hailey started Mosaic Steel Orchestra in 2006, hoping to connect local youth with his passion for steelpan, more popularly known as steel drums. “I saw a need in the community for children to have access to music programs that were relevant