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“The Bradley Years”

The Bradley Years represent the definitive collection of steelband music arrangements and performances for a large steel orchestra. This collection showcases seven classic arrangements from the master arranger Clive Bradley.  Bradley is considered to be the best steelband music arranger ever by many, including his peers.  In addition, the arrangements are performed by one of the finest steelbands in the world, New York’s Pantonic Steel Orchestra. Clive Bradley had a very special relationship with Pantonic.  This orchestra clinched the title of panorama champions five times in seven years - performing Bradley’s musical works.  The performances were captured by Basement Recordings days before, and in one instance, mere moments before they took the stage for the prestigious annual steelband music panorama competition. 

The recordings capture, reproduce and present an unrivalled clarity with sonic realism, of a large steel orchestra fielding between one hundred and one hundred twenty musicians - unlike any other steelband music recordings in its class.

This body of musical work is a sterling addition for all fans, educators, players, historians and fine music collectors.
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Global - Experience the beauty of the steelpan instrument through the two latest CD releases from Basement Recordings.  Three-minute samples from the Pan In New York 2009 CDs - of both regular and slow tempo performances - are being featured.  Content is being added, so keep checking regularly.   Both “Pan In New York 2009,” and “Pan In New York 2009 - The Cooldown Versions” are a continuation of the Pan-4-Life series from Basement Recordings.
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Lopinot Pan in The Countryside Promises to be Music, Food and Fun
 

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - This edition of Pan in De Countryside promises to surpass all.
For starters, it will be held in the small picturesque rural village of Lopinot, Trinidad - home of distinguished steelpan musicians, arrangers and composers Dr. Jit Samaroo, Amrit Samaroo and the Samaroo Jets.

In addition to “De Countryside Concert,” hosts Supernovas have included a culinary competition “Panists Can Cook Too” among the various regions. Members from the Northern, South/Central, Eastern, Tobago and Friends of Pan Trinbago will trade their musical skills for their cooking abilities in what promises to be an exciting twist to the already entertaining event. Cooks will compete in four categories.
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Pan­o­Rama Kicks Off St. John Festival Celebrations
 

St. Croix, USVI - The sounds of steel pan bands filled the air Saturday afternoon as Pan­o­Rama kicked off the month-long St. John Festival celebration, this year with a theme of “Come Together Culturally On the Scene for Festival 2015.”

Pan­o­Rama featured 10 different steel pan bands at Winston Wells ballfield, which will be home base for many of the events coming up throughout June and culminating with Festival Parade on July 4.

St. John cyclists have been practicing hard for the Festival Bike Race set for June 13, when they’ll be tackling plenty of hills as they race across the island starting at 8 a.m.
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 “Pan! Our Music Odyssey” will play at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center on June 14
 

Washington, DC, USA - An enormous poster of the movie “Casablanca” looms over a desk as film producers Kim Johnson and Jean Michel Gilbert speak, via Skype, from Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. The poster does not suggest any particular passion for Humphrey Bogart. Rather, it is a sly reference to the history of the steel pan, also known as the steel drum, the instrument invented on the island of Trinidad, and the subject of a 2014 film produced by Gilbert and Johnson.

According to them, the steel pan bands of the 1940s and 1950s took their names from popular movies of the day. “Casablanca was one of the greatest early bands,” says Johnson, a native Trinidadian and a leading scholar of the history of steel pan music.

That music is the subject of “PAN! Our Music Odyssey,” a docudrama they produced with Barthélémy Fougea. The film will screen June 14 at the AFI Silver Theatre as part of the 2015 DC Caribbean FilmFest, running June 12-14.
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Panorama Champion TunesGlobal - A critical component to winning any panorama competition is the song the orchestras choose to use as the basis of their panorama arrangements. Over the years these songs have inspired classic panorama arrangements. When Steel Talks invites you to take a look at and listen to, these famed tunes which have played more than just a cursory part in the history of Pan, and the lives of the players and fans.
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