Steel Pan Extravaganza gets two thumbs up...

New York's Sesame Flyers International, Inc. held a concert billed as a Steelpan Extravaganza on Saturday June 5, 2004.  If you were not there, you missed a good one!  The show featured the composing, arranging and playing skills of young talents such as Freddy Harris and Andy Akiho, among others.  Remember these names - you're going to be hearing them a lot the in the near future.   Indeed, this event showcased the next generation of pan composers, players and arrangers.  And the future of pan is in good hands.

We were particular impressed with the enthusiasm and musical output these young musicians brought to the table.  While anchored in tradition mastery, they dared to go into new and uncharted territory.  They moved skillfully through pop, blues, jazz, funk, reggae and world music - as each act showcased it's mastery of a specific genre of music.   From James Brown to Wayne Shorter's "Footprints", to Destra's "Bonnie & Clyde" (aka "Let's Celebrate") -- no matter what your taste, there was something there for you.

And last but by no means least - great original music scores performed by Steel Sensation, Joubala, Jambalasi, and Sesame Flyer Steel Orchestra all rocked the house... Wicked!!!  Big up to Sesame Flyers International, Inc. - Great Show!!

Luckily - the Basement Recordings crew was on hand to capture the performances, to be released on DVD by Sesame Flyers International in the near future.  Until then... click on the links below to hear samples of what you missed!

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Live Pan!
Crossfire Steel Orchestra - 3rd Annual Barbecue - also slated to perform:  Pantonic, Radoes, Sonatas, CASYM & Caribbean Youth Panoramics, Pan Phonics and Dem Stars -- at the Brooklyn Athletic Club, Brooklyn, New York, USA  - Saturday, June 12, 2004

 









Women In Steel
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Pan Ambassadors
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Pathmark Multicultural Arts Festival 2004


 

 

Pathmark Multicultural Arts Festival 2004
June 13 -- Kings Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Multicultural performances by
Pan Ambassadors 2:00 pm -- Women In Steel -- 4:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


All Roads Lead To New York

Jazz and Pan together as you've never heard or seen them before...  A very special Father's day event -  June 20th, 2004 at the world famous Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York.  The players need no introduction - Garvin Blake, Liam Teague, Andy Narell, Arturo Tappin, Tony Cedras, Frankie McIntosh, Buddy Williams, Gary Haase and Onaje Gumbs to name a few...   Special honorees -  Legends in their own time - Max Roach and Emmanuel "Jack" Riley.  An historic event you can't afford to miss...  www.tropicalsenation.com

For schedule and information go to   http://www.tropicalsensation.com

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Steelband Festival at NORDfest - Zurich/Switzerland, June 25th - 27th 2004, for schedule and information go to http://www.steelband-offbeat.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Pantonic Steel Orchestra and the Japan Connection...
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Great Steelpan events coming soon...

Click on link for complete list...

 
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