Carnival Village opens today

The National Carnival Commission (NCC) conceptualised John Cupid Carnival Village marks its return to the annual calendar of events for Carnival 2023 with today’s opening ceremony and concert scheduled to start at 6:30 pm. The Village will be located on the eastern side of Carnival City, Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Starting today and continuing […]

Pan, Parang and Pork returns

After a two-year break,legendary steel orchestra Shell Invaders will hosting its famous fundraiser “Pan, Parang and Pork” on Sunday 11th November. Venue is the Queen’s Park Oval, on Tragarete Road. Showtime is 6pm. Admission is $350.  Proceeds go towards the orchestra’s panyard renovations. Shell Invaders “Pan, Parang and Pork” is a combination of all the yuletide elements that comprises a traditional Trini Christmas. The […]

Couva Joylanders ready to Come With It

LISA JESSAMYWhen it comes to the approach in shaping the musical ideas for the NGC Couva Joylanders Steel Orchestra, Kareem Brown’s methodology is simple.“The process may be the same as always,” he said indicating that he tries to tell a story through the arrangement. In so doing, he is able to explore the best possible […]

The steelpan epitomises our rich heritage

TheSteelpanauthority News Desk “We salute the pan men and women who work towards the promotion and preservation of a rich aspect of our heritage,” said Gisele Marfleet, chairperson, of the Scotiabank T&T Foundation. She praised this category of musicians at Wednesday’s presentation of grants to independent steelbands held at the bank’s hospitality suite at the […]

Laventille Steelband Festival
Community service through music

Initiate a conversation with Michael Cooper, Chairman of the Laventille Steelband Festival Foundation (LSFF), and two things will quickly become obvious. The first is the importance of the Laventille community in the work of the Foundation; the second is his love for Trinidad and Tobago’s national instrument, the steelpan. “We try to do events in […]