Moods of Pan Festival 2007


Golden Hands, Three Cylinder and Exodus rock the house - Day Two


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Antigua -  Day two of the Moods of Pan Festival is always filled with excitement and expectation - it's the evening of the Five Alive contest.  This year was no exception.  The Deanery grounds, where the three-day festival is traditionally held was bristling with anticipation.  The Five Alive competition brings a special brand of steelpan crowd to the grounds, as they are well aware that they are much more than passive spectators.  Indeed, they are participants and front seat judges whose opinions count in the final tallying of the winners.

The spectacular steelband sextet, guest artistes, Just Six, opened up what would be an evening of fantastic music and theater.  Last year's Five Alive champion, Golden Hands repeated their winning ways as the 2007 Five Alive champs.  The show ran quickly and smoothly as the show's producers (Gemonites) again used a double-stage setup that allowed one act to perform as another set up.  While the judges tallied the scores for the Five Alive contest, the audience was presented with a special treat.

Exodus Steel Orchestra

The internationally, critically-acclaimed Exodus Steel Orchestra from Trinidad and Tobago dressed in their organization's colors of black and white,  took the stage and proceeded to give the audience  a little taste of what was to come on the following night, Sunday, where they would be featured.  Exodus fired off a musical barrage that left most the steelpan devotees giddy with steelpan music ecstasy.  There is little doubt that anyone who experienced the musical tease Exodus laid down on this night, would make the mistake of not returning for the full performance on Sunday.

The Moods of Pan Festival - day two - was far from over.  After Exodus left the stage, and the crowd in a blissful musical frenzy, the Five Alive results were given.  As luck or destiny would have it Golden Hands Steel Orchestra was already on stage, waiting to give their full stage side performance, when it was announced that their five person-squad had won the Five Alive competition for the second year in a row.  Golden Hands then proceeded to remind the crowd that their stage ensemble, under director Mrs. Franka Headley, was equally talented and entertaining as their smaller subset, executing an array of musical selections that highlighted their versatility, musicianship and showmanship.

Golden Hands Steel Orchestra

And if that was not enough, the show's producers made sure that the final act would bring the house down and no one would be left seated.  The Antiguan super group 'Three Cylinder' took the stage and literally sent the audience round the bend and, others, literally 'into the trees' pulling down branches and more - as per the instructions of one of their tunes!  No one was left seated as these superb musicians reeled off hit after hit after hit.  And it is no wonder - Three Cylinder is made up of two of the founding members of one of Antigua’s and the Caribbean's most successful bands, the former Burning Flames.  The trio which consists of Toriano "Onyan" Edwards - (vocalist & lead guitar), David "Krokus" Edwards (bass player) and Dalma "Boogie" George (drums), are some of the most sought-after musicians in the world.

Three Cylinder

Day two's performing lineup at the Moods of Pan festival was sufficient for anyone to jump on a plane from anywhere in the world, and take in these great performances.  Moods of Pan is highly recommend for any pan and/or music lover.

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