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Friday, July 6, 2018
“So much trouble in the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free,” so sang David Rudder in his song, The Immigrants, released on his Beloved album in 1998.
Friday, June 8, 2018
Pan educator Barry Mannette will be holding his second fund-raiser for the Mannette Academy of Music in St Ann’s this Sunday at 7 pm at Kaiso Blues Cafe, 85 Woodford Street, Newtown.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
A very busy Etienne Charles is headed to Trinidad for a concert this coming Saturday at one of his favourite haunts, Phase II Pan Groove pan amphitheatre.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Tracy Thornton continues to be the fusion mad man who is preaching the marriage of hard rock, heavy metal, and steelpan.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Lord Beginner and Lord Kitchener caught the HMT Empire Windrush to London almost 70 years ago in June 1948 with Kitch making a name with his newsreel appearance on arrival, singing London is the Place
Monday, April 16, 2018
Diatonic Pan Institute presents Steel in Motion on Saturday, April 22 at 6 pm along the main streets of Siparia.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Yesterday we explored the history of the evolution of the handpan from steelpan to its original form, the hang. Now we look at its further explosion in both manufacturing and performance.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
It has now been many decades since the steelpan has spread throughout the world and now a “child” of T&T’s national instrument known as “handpans” or “hang” are starting to come of age.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
In 2016, a new national organisation of steelpan educators formed in the United States.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
On March 16, Dr Janet Hathaway, Director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois University (NIU) announced that professor Liam Teague had been just named as the latest NIU Presidential Research,