The Garden will reverberate with the sounds of steelpan music.


In June this year, Pan Trinbago, the World Governing Body for the Steelband will host the World Steelband Music Festival Finals on June 19 at The Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York, at 4:00 pm..


Trinidad & Tobago has given the Pan to the rest of world but in “the spirit of continuous improvement”, Pan Trinbago has taken the World Steelband Music Festival Finals to New York City. This will definitely increase the visibility of the Festival and the national instrument of Trinidad & Tobago.

WSMF Coming To New York City - photo by Basement Marketing Group

WSMF 2005 is a Festival with a difference.  This festival is the signature event in the steelband world. It is seen as a sophisticated, world-class festival in which only the best participate. It provides a showcase for the Steelpan, the only acoustic musical instrument invented in the 20th Century.


WSMF 2005 is targeting local and foreign pannists, pan enthusiasts, music lovers and visitors, both local and international. Pan lovers and musicians everywhere are the target market..


The WSMF 2005 will be held at New York’s Paramount Theater which has the capacity to hold 5600 people. The event is expected to reach an audience spanning from the Caribbean to the Americas to Europe, both in attendance at the “concert” as well as television, radio broadcast and internet.


For several hours, music lovers will be invited to witness the mastery and excellence of the Steelpan by some of the world’s top steelbands.


The staging of such a prestigious festival in New York City positions it appropriately for Trinidad & Tobago’s brand image. The festival’s aim is to showcase the diversity of the instrument.



* The creation of a pan event with a level of international recognition.

* The creation of self-funding that will generate income for the Organization.

* Providing quality international exposure to the steelband, both through attendance at the   concert by foreigners and Caribbean nationals and negotiating broadcast agreements.

* Showcasing local performers (players) and bands.

*Providing quality international exposure to Trinidad & Tobago in general.

- PanTrinbago -

Check Out Past Performances of contestants, who are part of the 2005 World Steelband Music Festival line-up: (CASYM, Exodus, New Dimensions, Skiffle Bunch) In The Pan House...

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