WST Newsfeed

Breaking Global Steelpan News


Web Posted - Thursday May 6, 2021
When Steel Talks - Reboot

Flamingoes Steel Orchestra

A look at the once-renowned orchestra - yesterday, today and tomorrow

by Salah Wilson

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  The inception of Flamingoes Steelband from St John Village in St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago began in 1957 with founder Bob Theroulde, uncle of Salah Wilson. From the beginning, the concept was a community-based organization. It was the pride of the village in its heyday, which stretched from the early sixties to the late seventies; it was nationally regarded as one of the best recording and dance bands in the country and a strong contender in the Panorama and other competitions, being sponsored by Lever Brothers under the evolved name of Lever Brothers ‘Gay’ Flamingoes.

Members:

  • Anthony Cedeno, Anthony Rose , Anthony Wilson, Antonio Nieves, Charles Cottle, Claude Salina, Don Wilson, Earl Ross, Eddie Amour, Edmund Dolabaille, Euramus Hernandez, Gary Lewis, Geo. Jobe, George Salina Jnr., Herbert Friffith, Jaggernauth Ramdass, James Hernandez, Jerome Logan, Jim Phillip, Marshall Blackburn, Mervyn Theroulde, Michael De Garzon, Mickey O'Neil, Mike Cumberbatch, Neil Ballon, Patrick Keizer, Patrick Wilson, Peter Theroulde, Philip Hinkson, Reece Albert, Richard Cupid, Robert Timothy, Roland James, Roy Matthews, Russel DeSouza, Stephen Pierre, Stethen Matthews, Tex Salina, Tony Melville, Tyrell Marcell, Vincent Thomas, Willis Robau, Wyncliffe Neverson

Web Posted - Thursday May 6, 2021
When Steel Talks - Reboot

Esther Batson - Trinidad & Tobago

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Esther Batson
Mrs. Esther Batson

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Responsible for the mentoring and development of several of the country’s noted steelpan talents, it was Mrs. Esther Batson’s initiative of cultural exchanges which eventually resulted in the steelband program at the University of Miami. Listen to Mrs. Esther Batson - along with her daughter Dr. Dawn Batson, and Mrs. Merle Albino-de Coteau, in this exclusive interview with When Steel Talks.


Web Posted - Wednesday May 5, 2021
When Steel Talks - Reboot

Meet Patrice Charles of Trinidad and Tobago  

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Patrice Charles

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - “Steelpan for me is more than just music and notes, it somehow speaks to you in a language of its own that just drives you to tap your feet, to dance and to even sing...”

There are no limits for the Pan woman. She walks the walk. In an exclusive with When Steel Talks, Patrice Charles peaks of the potential for opportunity and her love for Pan and community.


Web Posted - Monday May 3, 2021
When Steel Talks - Reboot

Meet Shareen Gray - England, UK

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Shareen Gray

England, UK - In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Shareen Gray, president of Steel Pan Agency, shares her commitment to the forward progress and passion for the steelpan art form & culture as a promoter, player, entrepreneur, and educator.


Web Posted - Saturday May 1, 2021
When Steel Talks - Reboot

Meet Justyne Simon - Brooklyn, New York

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Meet Justyne Simon

Brooklyn, New York - To say that she ‘loves’ Pan would be an understatement. It is in fact, fulfillment; it completes her. With a primary concern for the state of Pan In New York, she is all about the art form. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - passionate panist and performing artist Justyne Simon shares her reflections, experiences and views on Pan, and the steelpan art form overall.




Steelpan Music Headlines

When Steel Talks breaking stories

Global - Important stories from all over the world.
Read, Watch and Listen  projector