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ADLIB Youth Symphony Commands The Respect of
Astute Lincoln Center Audience

Indeed, the audience's enjoyment of the performance was enhanced by its recognition of the smooth execution of complicated harmonies and difficult passages by ADLIB. For this effort the orchestra received a resounding ovation from the full audience after they concluded their set.

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Steel Pan Jazz
at Lincoln Center
A Very Special Father's Day...


It was an evening of fabulous music, a night to remember, one for the history books, a veritable “who’s who” parade from the global pan community, a “Pantastic” event at the world renowned Lincoln Center. All these are but a few of the descriptions befitting the gala concert of Steel Pan Jazz held at New York’s 1,096-seat Alice Tully Hall for a beautiful spring Father's evening on June 20th.

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Musical Movements at Annual Multicultural Festival

Kings Plaza in Brooklyn, New York was transformed into a musical and cultural mecca with music from some of tri-state’s better known steelbands including: Pantonic Steel Orchestra, Women in Steel and Pan Ambassadors.

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CrossFire Puts on
 a Great Pan Show!

The New York Pan Season is much more than panorama. There was lots of love, hugs, kisses, warm embraces, greetings and war. The weapons of mass fun are out in full force...  Kudos to Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Inc. management led by Martin Douglas, who, along with band members and others, hosted a music-filled evening into early morning, kick-starting the New York Pan season...

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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Notting Hill Carnival

The fifth annual British Association of Steel bands’ Pan Explosion was held on Sunday 2nd May 2004 at the Tabernacle in Powis Square, London. The ensemble competition saw Ebony Steelband retaining its title under the musical directorship of Carline Etienne. In second place was... 

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"Evolution" Is Here!

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...

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Renegades In The Yard

Modem Version/High End --   A look at Renegades as they prepared for Trinidad and Tobago's 2004 panorama. Arranger Jit Samaroo - Experience the magic and power of Trinidad pan-
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Pan Views

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PAN AT WASHINGTON
DC
CARNIVAL 2004

The Pan people came out to play the weekend of Washington D.C.'s annual carnival. A fabulous Saturday on 26 June played host to fine pan music in the streets.  Here's a look in pictures.

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THE MATURIZATION
OF THE STEEL PAN


The first annual Steel Pan Jazz Concert was held on Father’s Day at the prestigious Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. The major musical event promoted by Abstract Entertainment, Inc. was very successful with a sizeable audience who were provided with scintillating music and near perfect fusions of calypso, jazz, samba, classical and other musical genres.

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Who Was There -
 What they Said...
Steelpan Jazz
at Lincoln Center

The artists stared not only on stage at the Alice Tully Hall, but backstage as well. To see them at their musical best, many people made it their business, to be at the Sunday evening affair, and When Steel Talks was on hand to capture some of them in pictures...

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Steel Pan and Jazz Lovers
Celebrate Father's Day
at Lincoln Center

It may have been Father’s Day, but the ladies were treated to sexy saxophonist Arturo Tappin.  Tappin had women of all ages dancing in their seats. “Tappin looks good and can really blow,” said steel pan fan, Elvia Darkins.

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A Pan Jazz Evening Ripe for Repeat Performances

Whatever the outcome the fans leave and the lights go out. The lights went out at Lincoln Center after Abstract Entertainment’s “Acoustic Revolution” concert and like all good concerts, steel-pan and jazz aficionados left wanting more.

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VIP/Artist reception precedes
Steel Pan Jazz show


An intimate and well-attended VIP reception was held earlier in the Rhum Lounge at New York's Negril restaurant located in the trendy downtown "Village" area. The meet-and-greet session for the Father's Day June 20th Steelpan Jazz Concert, billed as "An Acoustic Revolution", was a well-attended, three-hour affair.

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Desperadoes In The Yard

Modem Version/High End --  A quick look at the mighty Desperadoes as they prepared for Trinidad and Tobago's 2004 panorama.  Experience the magic and power of Trinidad pan-
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Pantonic Live! - The CD!

A Review

Through insightful interpretation, Pantonic’s performers bring the music to life with spirit and elegance. Their crescendos leading from chorus to verse (and elsewhere), in "In my House", evince superb dynamic control. The precision and clarity with which complex chromatic sequences are executed; proficiency in changing tone color...

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Pan In New York 2003 CD
 - Ready and
Available

Seven of 2003's New York panorama participants are featured in the Basement Recordings annual recording of steelbands on the Pan in New York 2003! CD.  It features panyard recordings of the bands in the final days of their panorama preparations which in itself is a unique experience.

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The Marang Community
Junior Secondary School Steelpan Ensemble
Botswana, Africa

The Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Hon Owen Arthur was pleasantly surprised when he got a steelpan and mokojumbies welcome on arrival at the Gaborone Sun Hotel. Mr. Arthur was on a six-day State Visit to the landlocked Botswana ahead of the ACP Conference carded for Maputo, Mozambique.

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Move Over Beethoven
Steelpan Performances
Are Here to Stay
At Lincoln Center

The high level musical performances by the artists and strong patron support were fantastic. The upscale sophisticated audience reflected the diverse changing economic, social and cultural landscape of New York city's population and age.

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REVIEW OF PAN JAZZ CONCERT

Now that I've relocated to New York City, I felt it would be a crime against myself to not attend the Father's Day Pan Jazz concert at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. One month in advance I bought myself a ticket in the center of the orchestra section. By the time the show began, my anticipation had grown almost unbearable

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NORDFest 2004
 Steelband Festival

Held in MFO Park in Bahnhof Zurich Oerlikon during the weekend of the 25-27th June 2004, this government-assisted annual event celebrated its third anniversary with the Steelband Festival. Twenty-six Swiss steelbands performed over the three-day period.

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WBGO Plants Seeds for the Future of Pan and Jazz through it's Free Children's Jazz Series

WBGO continually cultivates the next generation of pan jazz music lovers through its Free Children's Jazz Concert series which is a huge hit. WBGO is recognized as one of the nation's most respected Jazz stations, and by default, one of the world's.

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Get some 'Tonic'
for your Soul!

Tonic For The Soul - is Pantonic Steel Orchestra's new CD for 2004! Featuring such tracks as Jane, Argentina, When Will I See You Again and Ben Lion and more, this CD is destined for a favorite slot in your Pan CD collection!

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT
THIS WAY COMES

For those for whom a steel drum conjures up images of a cruise ship or a Caribbean vacation, a pleasant surprise awaits in the form of a Father’s Day show at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The instrument’s humble origins notwithstanding, pan has played many genres of music, if not as many venues. The show on June 20th, 2004 marks the debut of the Pan Jazz format at Lincoln Center.

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