New York Steelbands Release
New York - March 1,  2004

   The widely anticipated compilation CD from seven New York Steelbands who participated in the extremely popular 2003 Vibrations in Steel concerts is now available.  Titled 'Evolution' the CD features two selections from each of the participating New York bands.  This is the first time that the New York Steelbands have come together to create such a product.  Moreover, the CD provides the listener with a unique opportunity to hear New York steelpan performers outside of the annual panorama competition.

   The participating bands are ADLIB, CASYM, PANTONIC, PAN AMBASSADORS, PAN SONATAS, UTOPIA PAN SOUL:  The Next Generation and WOMEN IN STEEL. The bands' selections showcase their ability to beautifully embrace musical and cultural idioms outside of the traditional Caribbean music genre.  Evolution was recorded live indoors by Basement Recordings, who is well known for producing unique and unmatched quality steelpan recordings.  New York steelbands continue to aggressively move to the forefront of successful entrepreneurial musical ventures.

   In addition to being treated to a varied cross section of musical interpretations of great musical hits, the listeners are allowed to easily hear the tonal differences and unique personalities of each band.  Evolution, which showcases the New York urban steel orchestra sound and attitude which is unlike any other, will soon be a central part of the collections of world music lovers.

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1-718-421-2042 or 1-718- 629-2471 -- for individual sales and worldwide distribution.
CDs are also available from all participating bands.

Prepared By Basement Marketing Group