NCF and N.S.S.O Team Up for a Free Pan Workshop

todayFebruary 26, 2013 66

The Trinidad and Tobago National Steel Symphony Orchestra (N.S.S.O) will perform for the first time in Barbados on the First Citizens in association with the Insurance Co-operation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) Pan Fusion stage on Thursday July 11, 2013.

While in Barbados, the N.S.S.O will team up with the NCF to host a FREE workshop on Friday July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed. There will be a short lecture on the history of the steel pan, along with demonstrations of the Genesis Pans (‘G’ Pans) and participants will have an opportunity to try this exceptional instrument first hand.

This is all part of a developmental exchange programme between the Government of Barbados and the Government of Trinidad & Tobago.  It is not only open to Pan enthusiasts – all are welcome.

N.S.S.O is comprised of 33 of Trinidad & Tobago’s finest steel plan players and is known for exclusively utilising the ‘G’ Pan developed at UWI, St. Augustine by award winning Professor Brian Copeland, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.  Their long lists of credits include performances at home and throughout the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.

This merger, this sharing of culture between the NCF Barbados and N.S.S.O of Trinidad & Tobago, was made possible through an association with the Division of Culture in the Trinidadian sister Ministry.  The Honourable Dr. Lincoln Douglas, Minister of Arts & Multiculturalism is expected to be in attendance at this year’s Pan Fusion event.

Written by: ncf_boss

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