Xalapa Steel Band – Mexico’s first steel orchestra is founded in January by Eduardo “Lalo” Tellez – click for more

Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2012 – Trinidad all stars Trinidad All Stars wins again with the tune Play Yourself

St. Vincent & Grenadines Panorama 2012 – Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra wins

Montreal 2012 International Panorama – Salah’s Steelpan Academy wins 2012 Panorama title

Grenada National Panorama 2012 – New Dimension Steel Orchestra wins 2012 Panorama title

St. Lucia National Panorama 2012 – Babonneau Steel Orchestra wins 2012 Panorama title

Antigua & Barbuda Panorama 2012 – Hells Gate Wins 2012 Panorama title

Toronto –  Pan Alive Panorama 2012 – Pan Fantasy wins 2012 Panorama title

UK Panorama 2012 – Reel Steel Steelband Wins 2012 Panorama title

New York Panorama 2012 – ADLIB Steel Orchestra wins 2012 Panorama title

New York Steelpan Pioneers New York, USA – The Big Apple again took the lead, by honoring its central steelpan music figures in the development of Pan in New York, as the Trinidad & Tobago Folk Arts Institute hosted a special awards ceremony simply called “A Gala Tribute To New York Steel Band Pioneers” on May 20th 2012 at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom. In addition to paying public homage and drawing attention to these pioneers, the event also documented the sacrifices and accomplishments of these forerunners, on whose shoulders sit one of the greatest and most significant cultural movements and art forms in the history of the United States.

 

 

 

5-2012  New York Steel Band Pioneers Honored

 

Junior Pouchet 3-24-12 Junior Pouchet, founder of Silver Stars Steel Orchestra passes

 

Bertie Marshall – Steelpan Innovator 10-18-12  Legendary Steelpan innovator, builder and tuner Bertie Marshall has passed.

 

Paul Campbell – Steelpan Arranger 5-28-12 Arranger Paul Campbell  passes

2012  20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by Craig G

I’m Just Sayin by Craig G (2012)

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