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CASYM Steel Orchestra Educates Young People on the Steelpan Music Instrument – from
Mozart to Marley

Community Works NYC Brings SteelPan and the Arts to the Community

 

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New York - The main attraction glistened under the spotlights directed at the stage.  The theater doors swung open – then, the undeniable and familiar sound of the energetic voices of children’s chatter, and the patter of hundreds of little feet marching in droves, came through.  Bright–eyed and bushy–tailed, they poured into the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, from various schools within New York City’s (NYC’s) public school system.  Their awed ‘Oohs’ and ‘Aahs’ could be heard as they were ushered to their seats with eyes affixed on the day’s main attraction – the steelpan music instrument family.

The students were brought to the theater as part of the Community Works NYC initiative to bring together diverse people, and offering a rich continuum of arts and educational experiences that includes:

  • Hands–on workshops in theater, dance, music, creative writing and visual arts.
  • Public art exhibits that tell the vibrant stories of our local communities through photographs and text written by children.
  • Performances of music, dance and theater events at multiple sites around the City.

    The students were in for a very special treat as a small contingent from CASYM Steel Orchestra entertained and educated the young students on the culture, history and mechanics of the steelpan family of instruments.  CASYM, coincidentally, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  For over two decades this organization has maintained a stellar history of youth development and tutoring about the steelpan music instrument.  In addition to its educational endeavors, CASYM is recognized as one of the top performing steel orchestras in the USA.

    The presentation by CASYM included a short history  about the instrument followed by performances by the musicians, and an explanation of the different types of instruments in the steelpan family.  The CASYM crew were extremely professional and engaging.  They clearly captured the attention and imagination of the young people present whose exuberance, fascination and participation in the demonstration were fabulous.  The high point of the show came when student members from the audience were invited on stage to learn a quick song and perform together.  The teachers also received an ovation from their students when they also took the stage under CASYM’s guidance to try match the students’ performance!

    As the previously–full theater then emptied with buzzing and happy students who all looked forward at some point to being able to learn to properly play the steelpan instrument, CASYM’s members took a quick break, as they were about to repeat the whole presentation in it’s entirety – for another capacity crowd of young people, this time at 12:00 PM.

     Holding the event at the Kumble Theater added another level to its authenticity – as many of these students have never before seen the inside of a theater house of this caliber.  The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus is a dynamic, state–of–the–art performance venue serving one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country.  It is designed to nourish artistic exploration and development by students and other emerging artists, while providing the entire community greater access to an exciting range of Broadway–quality, classical and cutting–edge professional performances.

    On this day CASYM, Community Works NYC and the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts more than achieved Long Island University’s dedication to awaken, enlighten and expand the minds of its students and the community at large.

    - WST

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