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Source: PanontheNet.com -- Arranger, Musician and Songwriter Pelham Goddard speaks on Pan and Steelband Panorama Music. Read...
Source: Trinidad & Tobago Guardian -- 78 years old and still playing pan. Read...
Source: PanontheNet.com -- Vocalist and Performer Edwin "Crazy" Ayoung speaks on Pan and Steelband Panorama Music. Read...
Source: Trinidad & Tobago Guardian -- Beating the Musical Dream. Read...
2009 Learners Program begins 14th September, 2009
August 29th, 2009 -- The 2009 Republic Bank Angel Harps Learners program will begin on Monday 14th September with the registration process beginning at 5.00 pm at the Angel Harps Pan House in Tanteen.
The program is open to persons aged eight years old and upwards. Registration forms can be obtained from the Angel Harps Pan House or can be downloaded from this website by clicking here. Registration fee for each person is EC$30.00 and pan sticks will be on sale at the pan house. Parents of children 17 years and under are encouraged to attend the registration process with their children.
Practice days for the Learners Program will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5.00 to 6.00 pm and on Saturdays from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM
Coyaba New Dimensions Win Panorama
August 09, 2009 -- Coyaba New Dimensions last night ended a five-year drought when they won the 2009 Grenada National Panorama Championship at the National Stadium. Playing "Pan Fever", a song composed and arranged by David Peck Edwards, New Dimensions scored 268.5 points easily beating Food Fair/Suzuki Pan Wizards and Republic Bank Angel Harps into second and third places respectively. Only half a point seperated the second and third placed bands with Pan wizards scoring 259.5 points and Angel Harps 259. More>>
Steelbands draw for Panorama 2009 Order of Appearance
August 6th, 2009 -- The eight steelbands participating in Grenada's Panorama competition 2009 yesterday drew for their positions of appearance at this year's event to be held at the National Stadium on Saturday August 8th. Appearing in position number one will be the pride of St. Andrew's, Rainbow City All Stars. Defending Panorama Champions Republic Bank Angel Harps will appear in position seven. Order of Appearance and More>>
LIME Commancheros do the Hattrick
Saturday, Aug 1st, 2009 -- LIME Commancheros Juniors today won their third consecutive Junior Panorama Title at this year's Children Carnival Frolic at the National Stadium. Playing a Stephen Greenidge arrangement of Smallie's One for My Fans, Cheros scored a total of 244 points narrowly beating former two-time champions AGD Signs Wiz Kids who placed second on 243 points. In third position was Republic Bank Angel Harps on 238 points. Full Results>>
New Schedule for Pan Yard Judging
July 31st, 2009 -- A new schedule for the pan yard judging has been released. The event which had to be postponed earlier this week will now take place over the course of two nights, tonight Friday July 31st and on Sunday 2nd August 2009. The full schedule>>>
Grand Roy Pan Angels to lead off in Junior Panorama 2009
July 31st, 2009 -- Lewis Construction Grand Roy Pan Angels yesterday picked the number one spot and will now appear in first position when this year's Junior Panorama Competition takes place on Saturday August 1st at the National Stadium. More>>
Book by former Angel Harps member launches in Grenada Aug 6th
A book just published by veteran Grenadian journalist Lincoln Toro Depradine has been described as a “meticulously researched work.’’
“It makes the reader a front row observer of island life laced with intrigue, gossip and the funny bone tickler,’’ Ghana-born Sam Donkoh says in a review of “White Frock & Coals Dust: The Story of A Community Called The Wharf.’’ More>>
Pan Yard Judging Postponed
July 28th, 2009 -- Reports reaching us indicate that the Grenada Steelband Association has postponed the Pan Yard Judging event(s) which was scheduled to take place this week. No new dates were announced for the event. (1615 local hrs)
Pan Yard Judges - No Show
July 28th, 2009 - Judges for the Pan Yard Judging event that was scheduled to take place at the pan yards of two of the competing steel orchestras in this year's panorama competition failed to show up as scheduled by the Grenada Carnival Committee and the Steelband Association. More>>
Pan Yard Judging begins Monday 27th July
July 24th, 2009 -- A new innovation in the lead up to this year's panorama competition, the panyard judging, will kick off on Monday night 27th July 2009. Panyard Schedule and More>>
Pan Revolution - Women Take Over
July 18th, 2009 -- "It's a revolution in pan, understand, we woman take over steelband". That's the refrain in the last lines of the chorus of "Pan Revolution" a song that was written in tribute to the vast number of young women who are now playing the steelpan. More>>
Republic Bank Angel Harps win Bomb Competition
11th July, 2009 - Republic Bank Angel Harps was tonight adjudged the winner of the 2009 Bomb Tune Competition which was held as part of the Panorama Launch 2009 in Tivoli St. Andrews. Full Results & More>>
Angel Harps and Republic Bank - 28 Years of Sponsorship
15th May, 2009 -- Reigning panorama champions and twelve-time winners of Grenada's annual Panorama Competition, the Republic Bank Angel Harps Steel Orchestra received a major boost from team sponsor Republic Bank in the form of a $30,000 contribution. More>>