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Web Posted - Wednesday April 18, 2018
Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

PanTrinbago coup
Forteau eyes legal challenge to bands’ vote

Richard ForteauTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - A decision by a large group of Pan Trinbago members to remove the organisation’s central executive is now set to be the subject of a legal challenge.

During a special meeting at the CWU Hall in Port-of-Spain on Tuesday evening, 130 members reportedly voted to remove the executive and establish a caretaker committee to oversee the organisation until elections can be held later this year. Only one member reportedly dissented.

The central executive consists of president Keith Diaz, secretary Richard Forteau, treasurer Andrew Salvador, PRO Michael Joseph, external relations officer Darren Sheppard and trustees Allan Augustus and Trevor Reid.

....In a telephone interview yesterday evening, however, Forteau strongly objected to the action and said his attorneys were currently working on a lawsuit to challenge it.

“It is a power grab. I am not about that. We are here to protect the constitution of the organisation, not to prop up an individual,” Forteau, who did not attend the meeting, said.
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Web Posted - Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Meet Nakita Wilfred
Barbados
Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Nakita “Empress Sadé” Wilfred

Woman symbolBarbados, W.I. - “Whenever I play pan, I would drift to this place of total bliss where she [my mother] resides and I can never help but to smile uncontrollably and feel at peace. Onlookers always inquire about my ability to smile so consistently and effortlessly but when I express to them the sheer joy I experience whenever I play, they have a better understanding.”

The steelpan instrument, in this case, the Tenor, is like oxygen for her. Pan is Nakita Wilfred; Nakita Wilfred is Pan. And that pretty much tells the story right there. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Nakita “Empress Sadé” Wilfred explains why Pan is the joy of her life, and in addition shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Monday April 16, 2018
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Meet Patricia Jones
Maryland, USA
Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Patricia Jones

Woman symbolMaryland, USA - “Music embodies my life to the point that it takes precedence to eating, drinking and sleeping. I often hear melodies and musical arrangements in my head...”

She is a music educator, performer, recording musician, author, composer and arranger. Music is her life. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Patricia Jones shares her musical journey and experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Saturday April 14, 2018
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Meet Patricia Black
Trinidad & Tobago

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Patricia Black

Woman symbolTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “I come alive as I transform into the woman on the bass while I lose my soul jamming to the sweetness, the harmonic and melodious arrangement by my legendary arranger Len “Boogsie” Sharpe....Panorama to me is one of the greatest shows on earth. It is a platform where musicians both pan men and pan women all over the world come together to express the passion we all have for pan, with a musical vengeance....”

Unabashedly proud of her pan involvement - she speaks of the immense joys and fulfillment she has felt over the years as a seasoned panist and member of the renowned Phase II Pan Groove.

Bright, loyal and confident - in an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks, Patricia Black shares her feelings, experiences and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Thursday April 12, 2018
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Meet Justina Ploeger
Germany

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Justina Ploeger

Woman symbolDortmund, Germany - “I’m lucky to be born in a city, which can by now be called, “The steel pan stronghold of Germany.” The first steel pan association in Dortmund was founded in 1995 and a pan-round-the-neck band was part of it. They used to play at almost every city festival, which is why I got in contact with pan at an early age. By the end of the 90s they had started several groups for adults. My mum joined one of the bands and in 1999 my parents also signed me and my twin brother Jonas up. The group we played in was the first ever, possibly, for kids in Germany to play pan. We were taught by Werner M. Weidensdorfer, who invented a special, small pan for kids.”

She is young in age but no doubt a talented veteran panist with skills. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Justina Ploeger shares her feelings, experiences, and love for the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Tuesday April 10, 2018
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Meet Safiya Richards
Pennsylvania, USA

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Safiya Richards

Woman symbolPennsylvania, USA - “It makes me proud, for one, that I’m taking part in the culture of my family. Something that I’ve never had an interest in before is now one of the few things that brings me happiness during some not-so-happy times. It makes me happy seeing the steel pan is being more accepted in different parts of the world besides Trinidad and Tobago and the fact that it has a habit of bringing people together.”

She is a Pan-baby who could not escape the allure and beauty of this magical instrument. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - scholar and panist Safiya Richards shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Monday April 9, 2018
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Meet Jovanka Williams
Guyana, S.A.

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Jovanka Williams

Woman symbolGuyana, S.A. - “I love performing and entertaining people. Seeing the joy on their faces when we play is priceless. On the other hand, being able to educate the nation’s future and somehow play a part in the maintenance of the artform is also priceless....”

She is a respected member of the National Steel Orchestra of Guyana. In addition she has experienced many aspects of the steelband music industry as both an educator and touring musician. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Jovanka Williams shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Saturday April 7, 2018
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Meet Norzika Lewis
New York, USA

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Norzika Lewis

Woman symbolNew York, U.S.A. - “Those ten minutes on stage to me are the best moments in my life every year that I perform. There is always this feeling like a rush of energy that I get when I perform. Because being a performer is part of me and what I love to do.”

She is with no doubt a ‘culture baby.’ The performing arts is her forté. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - the multi-talented Norzika Lewis shares her encounters, feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Friday April 6, 2018
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Meet Adelle Joseph-Phillip
Trinidad & Tobago

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Adelle Joseph-Phillip

Woman symbolTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “Playing pan for me is a happy place, it connects with my soul. As Bob Marley said “When the music hits, you feel no pain.” That is pan to me. I truly love to hear and play sweet pan music on well-tuned pans. I can’t begin to understand persons who say they dislike hearing pan music.”

She is an electrical engineer by day and a serious lifelong panist throughout her existence.  In addition, she is a firm believer in the importance of supporting arts and culture. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Adelle Joseph-Phillip shares her spirit, feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Thursday April 5, 2018
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Meet Nakiya Athina de Freitas
Antigua

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Nakiya Athina de Freitas

Woman symbolAntigua & Barbuda, W.I. - “I would tell any young female panist to go for it. If it’s something you love and enjoy, don’t let anything deter you from that passion. You will face many ups and downs and you will feel like giving up, but just keep going.”

She is focused, driven and extremely talented. And represents the future of Pan. She is a music major who has firm ideas on the way forward in Pan. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Nakiya Athina de Freitas shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Meet Anesha Carbon
United Kingdom

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Anesha Carbon

Woman symbolLondon, U.K. - “Pan itself, I don’t think I would change anything. I think it would just be people outside of the community’s views. It’s not ‘tin pan,’ ’dustbin lids,‘ you shouldn’t knock the instrument with your knuckles as you are walking by. It’s to be as respected as a grand piano.”

She is a veteran core member of UK’s champion Ebony Steel Band with something to say. Moreover she is well beyond being just a Pan enthusiast and player. So Listen Up! as Anesha Carbon, in an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Meet Jahnya Gilkes
New York, USA

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Jahnya Gilkes

Woman symbolNew York, U.S.A. - “On who is her favorite arranger - “Marc Brooks because he has seen me grow from when I first started playing to now, and has challenged me and pushed me to be the best that I can be. Plus, his arrangements are always vibes and sound amazing in my opinion. From the intro to the minor - straight sweet music, which it makes it even more fun to play.”

She is a fashion designer, a model and panist. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - panist Jahnya Gilkes reflects on her feelings, experiences, and desires for the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Monday April 2, 2018
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Meet Tiana Parry
United Kingdom

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Tiana Parry

Woman symbolEngland, U.K. - “I want to see steelbands selling out venues across the UK. I also want to see steel pan televised and seen equally to other instruments in the UK.”

She is a budding intellectual, legal scholar and panist who is very conscious of the value of the arts. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Tiana Parry shares her feelings, experiences, and insight on the power of Pan, the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Monday April 2, 2018
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Pan Trinbago’s Diaz stepping down

GOING: Pan Trinbago president Keith Diaz seen last week at the funeral for Orisha high priest Chief Alaagba Erin Folani at the Nelson Mandela Park, St Clair, Port of Spain.Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Pan Trinbago president Keith Diaz has told members he is stepping down from his position amidst the current chaos within the organisation. Speaking on the organisation’s status and condition, at a meeting held at the Communication Workers’ Union hall in Port of Spain last week, Diaz painted a very bleak picture. Newsday was told Diaz apologised for all the issues members had to endure especially in the last six months, saying the central executive had kept him in the dark on a number of decisions.

Aquil Arrindell, one of the principals of Concerned Citizens for Pan (CIP), cited one example Diaz gave in the meeting. He said Diaz had objected to a member of the executive being given a $95,000 payment as events manager. The rest of the executive opposed his view and Diaz walked out, after which secretary Forteau took charge and a decision was made to pay the money. Another bone of contention is the high fees being paid to a financial adviser – a non-elected position, while prize money and panmen’s stipends are still outstanding for Carnival this year.

“There is a total collapse in the management of the organisation. The president is not in control and the rest of the executive is doing what they want.”

Diaz became president of Pan Trinbago in 2009 The organisation’s central executive comprises Diaz, secretary Richard Forteau, treasurer Andrew Salvador, PRO Michael Joseph, external relations officer Darren Sheppard and trustees Allan Augustus and Trevor Reid.
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Web Posted - Sunday April 1, 2018
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Meet Sherlanda Willie
New York, USA

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Sherlanda Willie

Woman symbolNew York, U.S.A. - “I would say “Go for it and give it all you have!” If you’re passionate about something, you will give it your all and not let anything or anyone come in between you and your dreams. I am the player that I am today because I worked at it. I love practicing and understand that nothing happens overnight.”

Administrator, educator, or player - Sherlanda is Pan - Pan is Sherlanda. There isn't anything related to pan that you wouldn't want this young lady to lead if success is your goal. She embodies that rare combination of humility, grace, intellect, unlimited talent and beauty - and moreover she cares about people. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks, Sherlanda Willie shares her feelings, experiences, and insight on the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Saturday March 31, 2018
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Meet Shawndel George
Trinidad & Tobago

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Shawndel George

Woman symbolTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “Being a woman player in the world-famous Phase II Pan Groove is humbling. The idea of being affiliated with the band, not just as a female but as a regular member of the band is something to be proud of. However, when specifically talking about being a woman player in the band, I always feel comfortable and embraced by my male counterparts. The men look out for the women. They are like our brothers. I do not feel less of myself being a part of a band that is male-dominated. And to play the music of the great Mozart of Pan - Len “Boogsie” Sharpe - is indeed an honour.”

She is a “pro.” And excellence is her game - whether as a media personality or panist for the world-renowned Phase II Pan Groove. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Shawndel George shares her joy, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Friday March 30, 2018
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Meet Zakiya De Coteau
Trinidad & Tobago

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Zakiya De Coteau

Woman symbolTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “In 2016 I made history with Platinum All-Female Steel Orchestra by becoming the first all-female band to compete in the panorama competition. I also had the opportunity to experience different cultures performing at the Panorama competitions in both New York and St. Vincent. Overall, it has been tough at times being involved in the pan fraternity but, I have always been grateful for the opportunity.”

Despite being young in age, she posses an unapologetic combination of intellect, awesome talent, a confidence and beauty that are in the DNA of this generation of trailblazing women panists. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks -  Zakiya De Coteau shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Friday March 30, 2018
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Meet Laéticia Walker
New York/Saint Vincent

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Laéticia Walker

Woman symbolBrooklyn, New York, U.S.A. - “Steel pan has become a part of who I am. The sound is my heart beat, it is something I will never attempt to try and live without.”

She is an intellect whose ultimate destination is medical school. However, what is abundantly clear is that along that journey Pan and the music of the steel orchestra will be constant companions. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - panist Laéticia Walker shares her feelings, experiences, and love for the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Thursday March 29, 2018
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Meet Alice Adams
United Kingdom

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Alice Adams

Woman symbolNorth Tyneside, U.K. - “It’s the most indescribable & amazing 10 minutes. I felt full of every single emotion after Trinidad Panorama, it was my biggest achievement to date and I just can’t believe I did it. It’s bittersweet because you have worked so hard up until that performance and then it goes over so quick and you don’t play the tune again!”

She is insightful, daring, and committed. Her passion for Pan took from the UK to participate in the Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - panist Alice Adams shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more. Hear her voice - feel her passion.
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Web Posted - Thursday March 29, 2018
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Meet Ayana “YaNz” Garcia
Trinidad & Tobago

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Ayana “YaNz” Garcia

Woman symbolTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “Those eight minutes are magical - it’s what I wait for 364 days of the year. The emotion you feel telling this music story is like heaven on earth. Putting on that costume no matter how outrageous it may be, feels like masqueraders getting dressed for Carnival Monday and Tuesday. You the panist become an artist, painting a picture for the audience musically.”

She has undoubtedly a natural drive for excellence in every aspect of her life. And when your godfathers are the likes of legendary panist Robert Greenidge and the late great Grammy award-winning Ralph MacDonald - subscribing to greatness is almost a given. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - scholar, musician and soon-to-be PhD student Ayana Garcia shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Meet Etsuko Tajima
New York/Japan

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Etsuko Tajima

Woman symbolNew York, U.S.A. - “...It is a magical instrument. Especially when you play as a band, I can’t even describe how my spirit is lifted. The only way is to experience it.”

She was simply walking along a Brooklyn street one Summer night with friends when the sound and spirit of the pan beckoned, enticed and enveloped her in an inexorable musical relationship - that resulted in her becoming a performing Pan Woman in a historical Brooklyn steel orchestra. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - educator, performing and recording artist Etsuko Tajima shares her feelings, experiences, and love for the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Meet Sheleen Baynes
Trinidad & Tobago

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Sheleen Baynes

Woman symbolTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “What keeps my passion for the instrument and art form going, is having people walk up to me and express their appreciation for my skills of playing the instrument, having kids wanting to be like me some day and competing, and making my community, family and friends and sponsors proud.”

She is both a seasoned musician and ranking steelband administrator. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - veteran panist Sheleen Baynes shares her insight, experience and knowledge in meeting the challenges of performing with and administrating - an established Trinidad steel orchestra.
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Web Posted - Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Meet Ke Shari J’knysa Caesar
Trinidad & Tobago

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Ke Shari J’knysa Caesar

Woman symbolTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “My vision is for Trinidad & Tobago to embrace the steelpan instrument and we can make the steelpan industry become as lucrative or more so than the oil industry.”

And when it comes to Pan she is keeping it 100. No doubt it is a lifetime love affair. The “Pan Jumbie” lives in her 24-7-365 days a year. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks, the immensely multitalented Ke Shari J’knysa Caesar shares her deeply personal feelings and insight into her relationship with the Steelband music art form and culture.
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Web Posted - Sunday March 25, 2018
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Meet Ivor Shatal Francis
St. Lucia

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Ivor Shatal Francis

Woman symbolSt. Lucia, W.I. - “Playing steelpan promotes positive self-expression, and it also has the potential to build self-confidence as players tend to see their skills improve as time goes by.”

She has been very passionate about her involvement in Pan at every stage. As the first female captain in her country of a champion steel orchestra she has been afforded a unique vantage point of the art form in St. Lucia. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - panist Shatal Francis shares her outlooks, success, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Sunday March 25, 2018
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Meet Kayleigh Lewis
United Kingdom

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Kayleigh Lewis

Woman symbolLondon, U.K. - “Pan links everybody together from all over the world and to know I have family in Trinidad, Japan, and Guadeloupe amongst other places, makes me know I have many places to stay if I want to travel the world. I am proud to belong to something. Some people don’t have one family so I feel spoilt to have a few. To be able to connect to people through music is a wonderful feeling.”

She is truly a stellar practitioner of the performing arts. A comic and musician who is more than up for the joys and challenges of being an intercontinental pan player. Now a champion with two of the world’s premiere standout steel orchestras, Kayleigh Lewis shares her feelings, experiences, expectations and concerns for the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Saturday March 24, 2018
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Meet Mia Morgan
London, United Kingdom

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Mia Morgan

Woman symbolLondon, U.K. - “I love pan because of the way it makes me feel when I play and listen. Its pure vibes. In addition to this, the relationships and friends I’ve made through pan are really something special and totally irreplaceable. Pan has opened up a whole new world and a hidden confidence in me, and I don’t know where I’d be without that.”

Pan has played and continues to have, a profound impact in the growth and development of Mia Morgan. Her intensity, joy and passion for the instrument leap out at you. Moreover this young lady’s positive development through her personal challenges moving from youth to young adult with pan, demonstrates the power of the art form on the human spirit and condition. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Mia Morgan shares her feelings of self fulfillment, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Saturday March 24, 2018
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Meet Devon Cumberbatch
Maryland, USA

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Devon Cumberbatch

Woman symbolMaryland, USA - “I would love for the instrument to be as mainstream as the piano, guitar or violin. It may have a ways to go, being a fairly young creation, but I believe pan can progress, develop and infiltrate music of all cultures. I would love to see it as an instrument for all peoples, and universally accepted. The history of the pan is just as important as the future where it can potentially end up and blossom.”

Pan is a significant part of her heritage and her story. And within the steelpan artform she experiences her yesterday, today and tomorrow in a real and tangible way. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - writer and panist Devon Cumberbatch shares her cross-continental experiences and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Friday March 23, 2018
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Meet Natalie Wint
New York, USA

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Natalie Wint

Woman symbolNew York, USA - “Ahh, the glorious 10 minutes. It’s a feeling like no other. Indescribable. When you’re on stage and the lights hit, you instantly start sweating. Your arranger starts the count, your heart speeds up in anticipation of the excitement. When that last count strikes and the song starts, the crowd disappears for a second. It’s me, my pan and the music saturating my ears straight to my soul. You go through every emotion created by that sound. It’s an adrenaline rush and a wave of euphoria you’ll never experience until you stand on that stage for yourself. I absolutely fell in love with it.”

She is simply one of New York’s finest panists. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - the multitalented and extremely versatile musician Natalie Wint shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Thursday March 22, 2018
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Meet Clara Ozanne
France

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Clara Ozanne

Woman symbolFrance - “In France steelpan is quite unknown. Except with steelpan players, I have to explain quite every time what steelpan is. In general people are interested and don’t understand how we can play with that strange “pan.” I’m so passionate about steelpan that it’s a pleasure to share about Pan with people.”

She fell in love with Pan as a child when Pan‘n’Co Steelband’s founding members visited her school in France. There has been no looking back as her pan passion has only grown, and she is now unmistakable when playing her signature pink tenor. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks and ten years later, Clara Ozanne shares her feelings, experiences, and dreams relative to the Steelband music art form and more.
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Web Posted - Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Meet Shannon Mc David
Trinidad & Tobago

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Shannon Mc David

Woman symbolTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “I must say performing on a Panorama stage is the most invigorating experience. I feel such a thrill - like there’s an energy running through my veins the second the stick touches the pan. It’s like electricity. For me, playing pan (or music) is like entering a new world....While I’m playing I listen to everything from the iron man to the tenors; so every run, every drop, every hit of the iron drives me. I often laughed when people told me I was dancing out of time sometimes but I knew that I was dancing to someone else’s part.”

She is a scholar, an intellect, a serious practitioner of the performing arts. This, in addition to being a budding scientist and of course a panist, who knows a thing or two about winning Panorama performances - as a member of both the 2009 & 2010 champions Silver Stars Steel Orchestra - and the 2018 Renegades Steel Orchestra. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Shannon Mc David shares her feelings, experiences, expectations and passion for steelpan instrument, its music, the art form and more.
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Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - PanOnTheNet/ WhenSteelTalks is Panorama Central!  Complete information on the 2018 season of the Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama, and competitions:  Schedules, Orders of Appearance for preliminary, semi-final and final phases for large, medium and small conventional steel orchestras, and single pan bands; arrangers’ bios, bios of steel orchestras; full results, panyard addresses, history of previous Panoramas, and much more!
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Web Posted -  September, 2017
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The Ugly, The Uglier and The Ugliest - New York Panorama 2017
tag words for 2017 NY Panorama: Embarrassing, Shameful, Thoughtless, Bandits

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New York, USA - Well if you haven’t heard already, New York’s 2017 Panorama Steel Orchestra competition was an epic failure for most. Unless you were the show’s promoters - who got away as bandits in the night - except it was a broad daylight-mugging with everyone watching. Calling the promoters “bandits” is really a description ‘upgrade’ as they have been known as the original Evil Empire to the Brooklyn Steelband community for decades.

So in this regard, let’s cut the crap! And the fake news from those who are spreading alternative facts, about how great New York 2017 Panorama was. In reality it was jacked up.
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Early Trinidad and Tobago Steelbands Names Associated with Hollywood Movies
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Global - Within the historical context, a look at the impact of American movies on the naming of early steelbands of Trinidad and Tobago.
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