Topic Tag: Steelpan

Immerse, Music, Technology, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Stories of steel — the future of the steelpan | Panorama

Carnival is the season of steelpan. But behind the Panorama stage, the future of T&T’s national musical instrument will be shaped by administrators, craftspeople, arrangers, and educators — like these men and women profiled by writer Sharmain Baboolal and photographer Mark Lyndersay

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Embark, Festivals and Events

Need to know | Events calendar (Jan/Feb 2019)

Essential info to help you make the most of January and February across the Caribbean — from jazz in Haiti to reggae month in Jamaica to a film festival in Barbados

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Embark, Music, Reviews

Playlist (Nov/Dec 2018) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks, with reviews of the latest by Millbeatz; Jonathan Scales Fourchestra; Anthony Joseph; and Lyfe Az Rose

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Jeanine De Bique: “It doesn’t matter where you come from” | Own words

Jeanine De Bique, Trinidad-born classical singer, on the influence of her upbringing, and why Trinis “could do anything” — as told to Caroline Taylor

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Immerse, Travel, History, Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain: the story of a city | Backstory

A childhood encounter with a touring steelband began Stephen Stuempfle’s connection with Trinidad. Now the US scholar has written an illuminating history of Port of Spain in the era before Independence. As Judy Raymond learns, Stuempfle’s research has only deepened his love for T&T’s capital

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Theatre and Dance, Trinidad and Tobago

Heart of Steel

Fourteen years after its premiere in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Derek Walcott’s musical Steel finally makes it to the Trinidad stage with...

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Culture, Festivals and Events

Island Beat (Autumn 1993)

BARBUDA IS FOR THE BIRDS (AND YOU) When visitors ask tour guide George Burton what side of the road people in Barbuda drive on, he says,...

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Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Here Comes the Big One

MASQUERADE BANDS The masquerade bands move through the streets on Carnival Monday and Tuesday: up to 3,000 strong, portraying a single...

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