Trinidad and Tobago : Music

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Artists or Bands

Ataklan(3)  -  Black Truth Rhythm Band(1)  -  Calypso Rose(4)[text]  -  King David(1)  -  Lord Kitchener(4)[text][video]  -  Marlon Asher(2)  -  Mighty Sparrow(11)[text]  -  Neville Marcano aka "The Growling Tiger"(2)  -  Othello Molineaux(1)  -  Queen Omega(4)  -  

Various Artists

Carnival Jump-Up(1)  -  Jump up ragga(1)  -  Trinidad(1)  -  

News : Trinidad and Tobago : Music

Jonathan Scales is Still a “Bad Man” - Strike That - Fourchestra are all still “Bad Men” at the Knitting Factory

The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra featuring Scales on double second pan returned to Brooklyn for a September performance at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg. (

Shut Up! Shouts CB9 District Manager Pearl Miles At Brooklyn Community Residents

Brooklyn community vociferously challenges Community Board 9 plan to consider rezoning neighborhoods; New York J'Ouvert celebrations and area steelbands have a stake in the outcome. (

New York 2014 Panorama Basement Panyard Recordings and More - UpClose!

UpClose! For the 2014 New York Panorama season, Basement Recordings captures the Panyard performances of seven of North America's finest steel orchestras. (

Meet Daisy James McClean, Panist, Lecturer, Pan Pioneer - UpClose!

In this UpClose When Steel Talks (WST) exclusive interview, WST participated in one of those rare and treasured moments as we stepped back in time through the eyes, voice and memories of an original pan pioneer, Daisy James-McClean (

Ace Musician and Steelband Arranger Eddie Quarless Remembered Big-time in Brooklyn

Many colleagues and fellow musicians, along with several representatives from the majority of the New York Pan world and further afield, all came together for a tribute and musical send-off in honor of steelband arranger Edison “Eddie” Quarless who passed away earlier on September 1, 2014 (

15 Years Later: CrossFire Steel Orchestra - A Celebration of Longevity & Success

Brooklyn, New York's Crossfire Steel Orchestra celebrates its 15th year anniversary (

So Brooklyn: Young, Gifted and ‘Cultured’ - The Youthful Face of 2014 NY Pan – in Pictures

The Youthful Face of New York Pan – Highlights of the 2014 Steelband Season (

So is New York Panorama worth more than a “selfie”? Irate parents - Time to speak to the Governor - The contest that you can’t win!!

An irate pan parent posted in the When Steel Talks forum about the absence of 2014 New York Steelband Panorama pictures. So - is New York Panorama worth more than a “selfie”? Irate parents - Time to speak to Governor Cuomo. (

New York’s First Junior Panorama in 2014 a Success - Holds Much Potential

The junior arm of five of New York-area steel orchestras participated in the inaugural junior steelband Panorama competition - PanFest - organized by CLACC-C (Carlos Lezama Archives and Caribbean Cultural Center). The event was held August 23, 2014 (

New York 2014 J’Ouvert in Video

Video highlights of the 2014 New York J’Ouvert celebrations which took place in Brooklyn on September 1, organized by J’Ouvert City International,Inc. (JCI). Music on the road was provided strictly by steelbands and rhythm sections. They accompanied the individuals, J’Ouvert mas bands, traditional ole mas and more. (

New York 2014 J’Ouvert Results

Competition results for participating individuals, J’Ouvert mas bands, steel orchestras, traditional ole mas, etc - in the 2014 New York J’Ouvert celebrations which took place in Brooklyn on September 1. The annual event is organized by J’Ouvert City International,Inc. (JCI) (

St. Jude’s Private School Steelband does Nigeria proud at International Marimba & Steelpan Festival

Steelband musicians of St. Jude’s Private School from Festac Town in Lagos, Nigeria, represented their country well when they took part in the 2014 International Marimba and Steelpan Festival held in South Africa (

When Biting Insects and Fossils meet Pan: A Terminal Case of the Wrong People, in the Wrong Place, at the Wrong Time

When Steel Talks' perspective on WIADCA President William R. Howard's decsion to deny the organization press passes to cover the 2014 New York Steelband Panorama (

Unpardonable ‘dis’ of the steel band culture

Respected journalist & columnist... former Highlanders arranger... chairman of the T & T Folk Arts Institute speaks on WIADCA's open disrespect to the steelpan community and When Steel Talks (

 Golden Hands ‘I AM PAN’ National Steelpan Pageant Auditions Complete

The Golden Hands Steel Orchestra music franchise of Trinidad and Tobago has just completed a motivating two-week audition process for its staging of the first ‘I AM PAN’ National Steelpan Pageant in 2014 (

Leroy Clarke and Real Steel Make History at 2014 Notting Hill Carnival, London

Leroy Clarke made history back on August 23, 2014 when his arrangement of “Pan in the Atmosphere” led Real Steel to win the coveted title of ‘UK National Panorama Champions’ at the Notting Hill Carnival for the third successive year (

 JahPan Caribbean Steel Band mourns Passing of Eddie Quarless

Eddie Quarless - Steelband arranger, ace musician and co-founder of JahPan Caribbean Steel Band passes; JahPan mourns his passing (

D’Radoes Steel Orchestra Delivers Musical ‘Spankin’’ - Takes New York Panorama Title for First Time

D’Radoes Steel Orchestra delivered a “Spankin’” for their fellow New York steelband panorama competitors, the effects of which will be felt for a full twelve months, when the orchestra became New York Panorama champions for the first time in the band’s twelve-year history\ (

Results - 2014 New York Panorama

Full results for the 2014 New York Panorama which took place at the back of the Brooklyn Museum, in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday August 30. (

When Steel Talks Not Welcome at New York’s 2014 Steelband Panorama as Members of the Press

WIADCA President William R. Howard tells USSA President Martin Douglas that When Steel Talks will not be issued press passes to cover the August 30 New York Panorama, citing 'articles WIADCA deemed negative toward their organization.' WIADCA are sole producers and organizers of the annual steel orchestra music competitive showcase, featuring overall the performing talents of hundreds of musicians (

Meet Marc Brooks - He’s Brooklyn! From the Hood and Straight up Crazy In Love with Pan... UpClose!

Watch an exclusive interview with panist, arranger and performing artist Marc Brooks - as he speaks on his beginnings, his present and future - UpClose (

A Black & Gold Affair - No ‘Skaters’ Allowed at Despers USA 2014 Band Launch

Despers USA’s 2014 band launch was held at Metro’s panyard in the old R & S Strauss Auto Store’s large parking lot on Empire Boulevard in Brooklyn. Present were many of New York’s finest steel orchestras and one from New Jersey at full strength - Higher Levin, Oasis, CrossFire, D’Radoes, Sonatas, Pantonic and the host Despers USA (

Ebonites Steel Orchestra Triumphs as 2014 Champion in Antigua & Barbuda Panorama

Ebonites Steel Orchestra ends almost four-decade championship drought with 2014 Steelband Panorama win in Antigua & Barbuda, going with arranger Dayne 'Wadeka' Gomes; title defenders Hell's Gate Steel Orchestra fall to third place. (

Laventille to Brooklyn, A Phenomenal People - A Great Day for the Steelpan and Community

D’Radoes Steel Orchestra held its 2nd annual ‘Laventille Pan Family Reunion’ Day in its panyard. On display and in full effect: love for the Laventille community, art work relative to Pan and Laventille, and great music from the steel orchestras of Despers USA, hosts D'Radoes and Philadelphia Pan Stars. (

Meet Khuent Rose - Educator, Arranger, Composer and Performing Artist - UpClose!

Watch an exclusive When Steel Talks interview with educator, arranger, composer and performing artist Khuent Rose. (

Trinidad & Tobago Celebrates Steelband Month in August under Pan Trinbago

Pan Trinbago celebrates Steelband Month in August, with a full schedule of events planned. An Interfaith Service at the panyard of Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchcestra on Duke Street in Port-of-Spain is first on the schedule (

St. Lucia 2014 Panorama Results - Pantime Steel Orchestra Takes Consecutive Championship Title

St. Lucia 2014 Panorama Results - Pantime Steel Orchestra Takes Consecutive Championship Title; Harmonites Steel Orchestra makes it Four Consecutive Wins in 'Small Band Category' (

Tunes of Choice and Arrangers - St. Lucia Steelband 2014 Panorama

The steel orchestras, tunes of choice, and arrangers in the 2014 St. Lucia National Steelband Panorama (

D’Radoes Steel Orchestra 2014 Band Launch - In Pictures - Slideshow 2

New York Pan Stars and NY Steel Orchestras Rock Volume II on Pantastic Friday... 2014 - in pictures. (

D’Radoes Steel Orchestra 2014 Band Launch - In Pictures - Slideshow 1

New York Pan Stars and NY Steel Orchestras Rock Volume II on Pantastic Friday... 2014 - in pictures. (

In the House That D’Radoes Built, Brooklyn Steelbands Drop Musical Thunder... 2014

Seven steel orchestras were initially on hand to perform for steelband music lovers at the 2014 Band Launch of D'Radoes Steel Orchestra. The event unfolded at their Canarsie-based pan yard in Brooklyn, New York. Six bands eventually played during a four-hour period, with audiences enjoying music from the hosts, along with Despers USA, CASYM, Pan Sonatas, Hearts Of Steel and CrossFire Steel Orchestra. (

Links : Trinidad and Tobago : Music

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Trinidad and Tobago Carnival and Cultural Center. Trinidad carnival: afri-caribbean resistance. what is not so well known is that this colourful festival also served as a medium for resistance to white domination, particularly when one considers that the ways in which the british imposed their authority and 'superiority' was [sometimes] much more sophisticated and subtle than the blatant thuggery that characterised north american racism.

panafricanfestival-orgA Pan-African Festival

The annual emancipation festival in Trinidad and Tobago, which commemorates the end of chattel slavery on August 1, 1838, has been described as a monumental pan-African festival . . . a true celebration of Africa outside of Africa . . . come to this multi-dimensional commemoration and find an inspirational experience beyond your imagination.

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