New York Steelbands
Councilman On Fact-Finding Mission
New York - August 10, 2004
Never one to show up only when there is action, with cameras and lights on - With less than a month to go before the New York steelband panorama, New York city mayoral candidate Councilman Charles Barron visited the new home of Pantonic Steel Orchestra, to get a first hand view of the extreme conditions and problems the music organizations go through every year in preparation for the annual competition.
the councilman visited the construction site of Pantonic's yard
unannounced, and without the fanfare, to get a true understanding of the
dire plight of the New York steel orchestras in general.
Earlier in the week Ray Martin, Deputy Chief of community affairs from New York's 35th Council District visited the Pantonic Steel Orchestra site also seeking to get a first hand view of ailments of the steelbands...
Pantonic's rehearsal site/pan yard, is located at 1021 East 48th Street, (between Farragut Road and the "dead end"), Brooklyn, New York, USA. Entry is from Farragut Road. The steel orchestra rehearses most nights, through September 3rd.
For more information, contact:
New York City Council