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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
In Trinidad in the fifties, Latin music was popular, both mambos and cha cha chas. In fact, many of the earliest steelpan recordings were mambos.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
One of the more unique phenomena on display at many steelpan events in the United States in recent years are mass steelbands in which individual players or smaller pan ensembles come together as one l
Friday, October 27, 2017
From October 27-29, Coco returns to Queens Hall for its ninth dance extravaganza.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The instructor of the Peace Drums Project steelbands is San Fernando’s own Briele Scott, who recently returned to Israel for her second term of directing this unique music ensemble of secondary school
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Little remembered, Massie Patterson (1892-1970) was likely the best-known Trinidad concert singer during the Harlem Renaissance and after in New York City.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Vashti Anderson’s feature film Moko Jumbie will make its Trinidad premiere on September 23 at MovieTowne in a special appearance at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
On September 16 and 18, the sounds of steelband and orchestra will be heard in the concert hall when the Northern Illinois University Steelband will once again embark on a boundary pushing collaborati
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Saturday night’s Brooklyn Panorama had to be postponed because of rain and in the end the seven bands were not judged but rather played their hearts out for enthusiastic pan fans on a sunny Sunday aft
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Pat Castagne (1916-2000) composed the National Anthem. Castagne led an amazing life and was a prolific composer though not one whose other work is appreciated as much these days.
Monday, August 28, 2017
When American country music artist Hank Snow penned the famous song I’ve Been Everywhere (that has since been adapted by Trinidad Rio), little did he know that the song’s catch line would be true for