Steelpan Arranger
Kareem Brown - Steelpan Arranger

Kareem Brown

Kareem Brown - Highlanders, Couva Joylanders, West Side Symphony, Laventille Sound Specialists
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Kareem Einstein Brown - panist, arranger, soloist, composer, producer and transcriber began his professional career from a very early age. Displaying a keen interest in music, Kareem took to his father’s career choice of musician. He started his arranging in the band Highlanders which hailed from Laventille under the leadership of the late Mervin James. Simultaneously Kareem started playing Pan with the renowned Port-of-Spain steel orchestra Trinidad All Stars.

Kareem has arranged for steel orchestra such as Success Stars Pan Sounds, Laventille Pashphonics Steel Orchestra, Sound Specialists of Laventille, Skiffle Bunch and Lydian Steel Orchestra. He has also arranged for Laventille’s Uni Stars Pan Orchestra and Westside Steel Symphony in Tobago. Currently he is working with Couva Joylanders

Kareem has been the captain of the National Steel Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to date and is presently the lead soloist. He is currently at the University of the West Indies (UWI) reading for a Degree in Musical Arts and also received a scholarship from the Music Literacy Trust for his studies at UWI.

Kareem won 3rd place for his composition “Tempest” in the Musicanova competition, and he also captured the Junior Panorama title for his Alma Mata in 2003 with their rendition of “Trini To The Bone.”  2003 was his year because he also claimed the Pan Down Memory Lane title, arranging “Careless Whisper” for Pasphonic Steel Orchestra.

Kareem is also an accomplished producer having worked with Aisha Samuel who won the 2003 Junior Soca Monarch competition. Over the years Kareem has produced and arranged songs such as 2007’s Band from Space, 2009’s Pan Baby, 2010’s Somewhere In Tobago and Scratch Attack, 2011’s Pantrix, TKO and On The Bull Track, along with Play De Pan, Grand Show Down in 2011 and Cyah Wait Tuh Jam in 2012.

 
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