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Pan Trinbago celebrates Pan Month in August

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Pan Trinbago is celebrating Steelband Month in August.  This year’s program will coincide with the celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago’s Independence.

In this regard, a number of events and activities have been planned commencing with the Visit to the Foundation Stone, St. Paul Street, Port of Spain, on Friday 3rd August 2012, at 2:00 p.m.

Highlight of the month’s program is the Annual Pan Trinbago Awards Function.  The formal affair is scheduled for Friday 10th August at The Festival Ball Room, Crowne Plaza, Wrightson Road from 7:00 pm. This event is held in honor of individuals, companies and groups who have made sterling contribution to the development of the Steelpan and the Steelband Movement.

Other events include an Arrangers’ Seminar at Community Development, La Fantasie Road, St. Ann’s, on Wednesday 8th August at 9:00 a.m., Pan on de Broadwalk, Chaguaramas, on Sunday 12th August from 4:00 pm, Defenders of the Pan, aka Pioneers’ Day at the Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street, Port of Spain on Wednesday 15th August between 6:00–8:00 p.m., and Pan Night & Day- 20th Anniversary of the Declaration of Steelpan as the National Instrument in all regions on Thursday 30th August.

Junior steelbands have their own day - Youth Rally - on Saturday 18th August at The Paddock, Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Several other related events have been included on the itinerary such as the Laventille Street Parade on Sunday 5th August, Laventille Road at 4:00 p.m., Len “Boogsie” Sharpe in Concert, Friday & Saturday 10th & 11th August at the Little Carib Theatre, White Street in Woodbrook at 8:00 p.m., the Steelfestt Parade, around the Queen’s Park Savannah, Monday 20th August, 4:00 p.m., Woodbrook Centenary Parade - Pan on de Avenue - Saturday 25th August, 5:00 pm and Independence Day Brunches, Friday 31st August at various panyards.

The curtain comes down on Saturday 1st September at the Woodbrook Playboyz Pan Yard, where the band will be hosting its Independence Fiesta, from 5:00 p.m.

From the News Desk of Pan Trinbago
Angela A. Fox - Media/Communications