Rudolph Charles, famed leader of the legendary Desperadoes Steel Orchestra – passes away

Dalton Narine writes eulogy – The Baddest Desperado

Rudolph Charles –  Steelband Leader Still Exceptional

Rudolph Charles

Rudolph Charles famed leader of Desperadoes

The Funeral of Rudolph Charles

The funeral of Desperadoes’ Rudolph Charles –

photo courtesy of David Rudder


Renegades and Desperadoes both tie to win the Trinidad & Tobago Panorama – playing the same tune Pan Night and Day

Angel Harps win Grenada Panorama

Harmonites win Antigua Panorama

London All Stars win the UK Panorama

Sonatas win New York Panorama

St. Vincent Panorama – Starlift Steel Orchestra win

Les Slater and Dalton Narine launch the groundbreaking Pan Magazine

In 1985 Trinidadian Clifford Alexis was hired as an on-staff builder, tuner, arranger, and co-director