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Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2009 - HOME

‘Pan Wisdom’

sung by “Crazy” 
composed by Phil Hawkins
lyrics by Harry Best

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Phil Hawkins

Phil Hawkins obtained his formal education from Wichita State University under Dr. J.C. Combs. There he received a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Percussion Performance. In addition he studied privately with Matt Wilson, Ed Soph, Alex Acuna, Jeff Hamilton, Steve Houghton and Mike Spiro.

He is also a nationally renowned author. His first book, World Rhythms for Kids: Caribbean Carnival, is a world music curriculum for teachers that includes a play-along CD and sheet music for beginning steelband. His second book, Caribbean Jazz Ensemble, features twenty of his original compositions arranged for jazz combo. Hawkins’ newest book, Pan Rhythm, is receiving tremendous reviews from the pan community as a method book for beginning pan students.

Phil Hawkins has performed internationally at numerous festivals and clubs. He can be seen with his band, Caribbean Jazz Ensemble as well. Members include Matt Clark on piano, Paul Van Wageningen on the drums and Stan Ginn doing percussion.

Phil Hawkins - steelpans, composer, drums, percussion, keyboards, bass
Edwin “Crazy” Ayoung - lead vocals
Ray Obiedo - guitar
Harry Best - lyrics

Contact Crazy: 1 (868) 785-8134
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