Deja Cain
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Meet Deja Cain of Trinidad & Tobago - Steelpan Performing Artist

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Deja Cain has returned to participate once more in PanoGrama, having reached the semi-finals in 2021.  Her instrument was made by Juma Jackman and tuned by Augustus Peters.

Eighteen-year-old DEJA CAIN, is part of a duo alongside her twin brother, Dejean, known as the ‘Pan Twins’ hailing from Trinidad and Tobago. Deja began playing steelpan at the tender age of three. Playing steelpan seemed inevitable for her as both their parents also play the instrument. Her first major accomplishment alongside her brother, was winning the Movietowne’s ‘Trinbago Kids got Talent’ in 2013 having performed a skilful rendition on the national instrument. This performance set the trend for most of her accomplishments at various competitions across Trinidad. She can be seen performing with the Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, and family group small conventional band, Roadblock Steel Orchestra.

Deja has many talents, most of them surrounding the cultural and creative industry. Apart from performing on the steelpan, Deja has dabbled in singing Calypso, having placed second at the National Youth Action Committee Pan Pioneers Calypso Competition in 2013. She also released her first Original Calypso composition in 2016 called ‘Ah coming home’, which was done specifically for a West African Tour she travelled on, visiting Ghana and Nigeria back in 2016. She was also one of the main characters in the Malick Folk Performing Company 2018 Folk Theatre Production, ‘The Story of Little Man’.

Currently, Deja is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts with a specialization in Music at the University of Trinidad and Tobago hoping one day to become qualified in her craft.

Bio provided to When Steel Talks by:  D. CAIN

   PanoGrama 2021 Semi-final Performance - Deja Cain  -  Semi-final Results

   PanoGrama 2021 Preliminary  Performance - Deja Cain   -- Preliminary Results

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