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“The People’s Band,” Afropan Steelband

“The People’s Band,” Afropan Steelband

Afropan Steelband, fondly referred to as “the people’s band” is Toronto, Canada’s oldest and most successful of its kind. The pioneers of Afropan,-an intimate group of pannists from Trinidad – got together in Toronto as early as 1970. It was not until 1973,...
Mangrove Steelband: The People’s Choice

Mangrove Steelband: The People’s Choice

Mangrove Steelband: The People’s Choice Mangrove Steelband is one of the most prominent of its kind in Europe. Formed in 1980 from a ‘Pan Round Neck’ group of the traditional type, the band established itself as a full-fledged modern orchestra. With an enormous...
Steelpan to me means family: Hashim Durant

Steelpan to me means family: Hashim Durant

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I strongly believe we as musicians and steel pannists spread joy, laughter (and) fun. And, like we enjoy family. Because if you look at it, like a big steel orchestra is kind of like a big family. Also, a small steel orchestra is like a small...
Scrunters? It’s just a name

Scrunters? It’s just a name

St James-based Scrunters Pan Groove is a two-time National Panorama Champion in the Single Pan category of the competition staged by Pan Trinbago. Hailed as pride of the Jeffers Lane community, the band clinched victories in 1986 and 1996 respectively. The band also...