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Pangelics Steelpan Ensemble (PSE) marks its
third year of operation with the news that it has
been selected to attend an upcoming world religious
convention to be held in the United States.
The ensemble will be the official representative
steelband for the Caribbean Union Conference of
Seventh-day Adventists at the General Conference
Session in San Antonio, Texas, in July 2015.
This session brings together SDA s from all around
the globe and also features a parade of nations and
spiritual renditions from musical groups and musicians
from several territories and countries.
The ensemble is the lifelong dream of its leader
Eshean Arjoon who after several years of being in
steelbands and teaching youths the pan as a hobby,
received a full range of instruments from his mother
Rosebud in early 2011.
The band was formed with a vision for a dynamic
Christian-based membership that would stand out
musically, spiritually and socially. Its tagline, "Inspi-
ration on Steel" was conceptualised with the under-
standing that the type of music and the manner in
which it is performed should be from the players
enrichment of character. Today the band has 18
players and a conductor.
As part of its three-year celebrations, PSE will be
in Tobago at the Good News SDA Church in Scar-
borough on May 3 from 9 am to noon and then at
6.30 pm to host its first gospel musical entitled
Melodies on Steel. The event will also feature Xchange,
a popular gospel band and is also free to the public.
The PSE was registered with Pan Trinbago April
11, 2011, and every year marks its anniversary.
perform at SDA
session in Texas
The Laventille Steelband Festival Foundation
(LSFF) will in May present a concert titled 8 of
Hearts at the National Academy for the Performing
Arts, Port-of-Spain. The concert features reigning
National Panorama champion Petrotrin Phase II
Pan Groove along with the other seven top placing
Large Conventional steel orchestras in the finals
of the 2014 National Panorama championships.
This which event takes place on May 16 and 17
will see performances by Neal & Massy Trinidad All
Stars, bpTT Renegades, Witco Desperadoes, Republic
Bank Exodus, CAL Invaders, PCS Nitrogen Silver
Stars and Skiffle Steel.
The bands will perform their 2014 Panorama selec-
tions along with other music, offering a blend of
calypso, reggae, jazz, pop and more. The steelbands
will each have 30 minutes on stage and will be allowed
to incorporate other instruments and even vocals in
The 8 of Hearts concert was introduced as part
of the Carifesta of 2006 and proved to be a great
success, encouraging the LSFF to make the concert
a biennial affair. In the years since the concert has
evolved from a community event to a major event
on the national cultural calendar.
This will be the fifth running of the 8 of Hearts
concert and the LSFF promises the most exciting
one to date.
Eight top steelbands
take stage at NAPA
• Pangelics offers its services for church events or
special occasions such as weddings, graduations,
Christmas concerts etc. For more info contact: 715-
0087, 746-8968, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Pangelics,
check out the full profile at
http://www.pantrinbago.co.tt or view some
performances on YouTube. Donations can be made at
RBC account #110000002342378.
The live entertainment circuit con-
tinues to groove on a jazz note this
evening when Jazz Under the Stars is
held at O Farrell s, located on Water-
ville Estate, La Sargesse Road, Santa
Cruz, at 5.30 pm. An initiative of the
Rotary clubs of Maraval and Central
Port-of-Spain, all proceeds from this
venture will go towards the service
projects of the clubs.
Some of the region s premier jazz
artistes are billed for today s show, inclu-
sive of St Lucia s Adrian Ojoe; sister
violinists Xavier Strings; flutist Ruth
Osman; Phase II Pan Groove pan musi-
cian Johann Chuckaree; Michael Low
Chu Tung s elan parle; and Overdrive.
The organisers have left no stone
unturned to ensure that patrons get
total satisfaction. There will be a com-
plimentary shuttle service to and from
designated car parks; mats and coolers
will be allowed entry, and chairs will
be made available as well; and, lucky
patrons can walk away with valuable
Admission is $300 and tickets can
be obtained by calling 620-1965; 777-
3636; 678-1139; 645-4062; or, 625-
Jazz comes to Santa Cruz
Violinists Xavier Strings will perform at Jazz Under
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