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Grenada Steelpan Music Festival in April 2008


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Grenada - Grenada could soon have it's first edition of Steelband competition for Minor Categories. Pan Pioneers Production, has invited Steel Orchestras in Grenada to participate in the first ever Grenada Steelpan Music Festival - Minor Categories 2008 which is scheduled for April 2008.

The Grenada Steelpan Music Festival Minor Categories Championships are a series of Steel Pan competitions that consist of the following categories:

• Soloist. An un-accompanied performance on any Steelpan.
• Duet. Two pannists rendering a piece together.
• Quartet. Four persons rendering a piece together on Steelpans or Steelpans and drums.
• Ensemble. Fifteen persons rendering a piece together on Steelpans & Percussion.

Pan Pioneers say that the objectives of the competition are:

• To create an alternative avenue of musical expression for Pannists and Steel Orchestras in Grenada.
• To serve as a qualifying method for representatives from Grenada to take part in the equivalent competitions of the World Steelband Festival (WSF).
• To offer Pannists an opportunity to further study the instrument while being rewarded and recognized.
• Improving the quality of performance of the other units of the Steelband outside of the “Panorama Band”.

Winners of the various categories will receive cash prizes, trophies and medals as well as an appearance fee for finalists not placing in the top three.

For more information and rules on the Grenada Steelpan Music Festival - Minor Categories 2008, please
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