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The Royal phase of pan

The Royal phase of pan

Royal Pan Illusion is one of the newest Single Pan Bands to emerge on the music scene in Tobago. Founded in 2016, the band located in Buccoo Village Tobago, which is home to the famous Buccoo Reef, is led by Anthony “Tony” Williams. Williams, fondly known as “Pan...
Living a life that is Golden

Living a life that is Golden

Golden Hands celebrated its 27th anniversary on July 7th 2020. It has been sculpting its own niche in the steelpan arts landscape and along the way has amassed numerous accolades. It’s a major triumphant for founder and artistic director Franka Hills-Headley....
Southern Marines and its social compact

Southern Marines and its social compact

Marabella-based Southern Marines Steelband Foundation is reputed to be one of the oldest steel orchestras in south Trinidad (and Tobago). Its longevity is linked to a quality that many take for granted…its innate sense of community. Southern Marines became famous for...
The many moods of Phase One

The many moods of Phase One

Phase One Steel Orchestra was founded in 1978 by Victor Phillip. At the start, however, Broad Heath School Steel Band was the given name and scores of children from other schools were eager to join. Citing the widespread interest, came the name change: something less...
Uni Stars on the rise

Uni Stars on the rise

While Laventille-based Uni Stars Steel Orchestra is still on the hustings for a major competition title, the band is clearly on route to becoming a household name. Hailing from the corners of McAllister Street and Old St Joseph Road, Laventille, the leadership of the...