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Monday, April 16, 2007

Pan Events

For all you pan lovers in both Trinidad and North America here is a really nice listing of upcoming Pan Events. You can also visit When Steel Talks for more information, news and pan related articles :

Apr. 16, 2007
* Panatics Steelband Network presents their 16th Anniversary Affair Dinner and Dance. Entertainment by: "Young Panatics" of old, and "Young Panatics" of today. Time: 6:30 PM. Venue: Ellesmere Community Centre, 20 Canadian Road (off Warden, South of Ellesmere, next to Costco), Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA. Call Andrew Jackson for tickets @ 1-647-294-9229.

Apr. 19, 2007
* "World Music Night" featuring the Cornell University Steel Bands. Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: Ho Plaza/Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Apr. 21, 2007
* Pan in The 21st Century and Pan Down Memory Lane. Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: south-western end of the Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.

* The Fourth Annual Carnival of Steel music festival. Featuring: performances by area high school, college and professional steel bands. Enjoy exotic Caribbean food and shop exhibition booths as well. Time: Noon - 7:00 PM. Venue: east side of campus (near to Fannin Performance Hall), Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, Texas, USA. Call 1 (972) 238-6194 for info.

* The Fourth Annual Carnival of Steel music festival. Headline Concert with the Richland College Steel Band, followed by the Texas Symphony of Steel with special guest Gary Gibson. Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: Fannin Performance Hall, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, Texas, USA. Call 1 (972) 238-6194 for info.

Apr. 20-22, 2007
* Virginia International Tattoo. Featuring marching bands, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Steel Orchestra, massed pipes & drums, military drill teams, display acts, choral groups, Celtic dancers, color guards and more. Time: weekend-long event. Venue: Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

Apr. 23, 2007
* Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra perform featuring the Rhythm Project All Stars. Time: 7:30 PM. Venue: Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Virginia, USA. Call 1 (757) 825-2779 for more information.

Apr. 25, 2007
* Philip Glass 70th Birthday Celebration featuring the NYU (New York University) Percussion Ensemble, NYU Steel Drum Ensemble, members of the NYU Theatre and Vocal Studies Programs. Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 W. 4th Street, New York, New York, USA

Apr. 27, 2007
* Clemson University Percussion Ensemble and Clemson University Steel Band perform. Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: The Brooks Center for The Performing Arts, 221 Brooks Center, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA

Apr. 28, 2007
* Pans of Faith steelband concert, conducted by pannist Wentworth Richardson. Venue: Faith Moravian Church Hall, 405 Riggs Rd. NE, Washington DC, USA. More info: call Mrs. Waite at 1 (240) 765-8982.

* University of Akron Steel Band performs with special guests Pan Ramajay with UA alumnus Tom Miller, David Rudder, Latin percussionist Michael Spiro, and pan builder and arranger Clifford Alexis. Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: EJ Thomas Hall, University of Akron campus, Buchtel Avenue, Akron, Ohio, USA

Apr. 29, 2007
* 3rd Annual Caribbean Soul Celebration appreciating South Florida's multi-cultural Pan-Caribbean communities. Featuring the Miami Pan Symphony with director Leon Foster Thomas, along with reggae artist Calton Coffie, Sunshine Junkanoo Paraders, Kazak Haitian International Band, Oriente Afro-Cuban, Folklorico de Puerto Rico, USVI Mocko Jumbie Stilt Dancers, Macarldie, children's performance groups & activities, West Indian cuisine, arts & crafts. Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Venue: Calder Race Course, (located just north of Dolphins Stadium) Picnic Grove, 21001 NW 27 Avenue, Miami, Florida, USA. More info: 1 (305) 625-1311

May 3, 2007
* Percussion Ensemble / Steel Drum Group and Trojan Pep Band / Wind Ensemble - are all featured. Time: 7: 30 PM. Venue: Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Call 1 (501) 569-3294 for more info.

May 5 & 6, 2007
* 6th Annual Arts Quad Percussion Gala & "World Percussion Festival" - featuring the Cornell University Steel Bands with guest Liam Teague. Venue: Cornell University Arts Quad, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

May 11, 2007
* 5th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest. Panorama Steelband Sectional Workshops. Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Venue: Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Call 1 (757) 625-0545 or for more info.

* 5th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest. Headline artist CASYM Steel Orchestra in Concert. Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: 24th Street Oceanfront Stage, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Call 1 (757) 625-0545 or for more info.

May 12, 2007
* 5th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest. Panorama Steelband Festival. Times & band classifications:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Elementary/Middle School;
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Religious/Private Studio
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - High School/Community
5:00 PM -7:00 PM - College/Other
Venue: 24th Street Oceanfront Stage, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Call 1 (757) 625-0545 or for more info.

* 5th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest. Headline artist CASYM Steel Orchestra in Concert. Time: 8:00 PM. Venue: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Call 1 (757) 625-0545 or for more info.

May 13, 2007
* 5th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest. Performances featuring Brooklyn's Women In Steel and from Morgantown, West Virginia, the Dave Longfellow Ensemble. Time: Noon - 4:00 PM. Venue: 24th Street Oceanfront Stage, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Call 1 (757) 625-0545 or for more info.

Jun. 16, 2007
* 3rd Annual 'Father's Day' Steelpan Jazz Concert. featuring David Rudder and the Caribbean All Stars with Arturo Tappin, Ralph Mac Donald, Robert Greenidge, Nicolas Branker & more. Complimentary pre-concert reception @ 6:00 PM. Venue: Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York, USA.

Aug. 3, 2007
* The Ontario Steelpan Association presents Pan Alive 2007 featuring Canadian steel orchestras. Venue: Allan A. Lamport Stadium, 1155 King St. West, (east of Dufferin) Toronto, CANADA.

Two Bands Merge for Carnival 2008

Continuing with the trend of new developments for Carnival 2008, mas bands Trevor Wallace and Associates and 2 Ha Quai have formed a partnership for 2008.

Trevor Wallace and Associates competes as a medium sized band with this year's presentation entitled "On the Catwalk" while new comer 2 Ha Quai, led by Stephanie Johnson, portrayed "A Sailors Tale" in the small band category. Reasons for the merger has been cited as the latter band having had a "rough start" this year consequently 2 Ha Quai will compete under the Trevor Wallace and Associates Banner for 2008.

Costumes from Trevor Wallace and Associates 2007 presentation
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