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Jit Samaroo and the Renegades Steelasophical Tribute

By | 2016-11-20T20:15:25+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Jit Samaroo and the Renegades Steelasophical Tribute Jit Samaroo and the Renegades Steelasophical Tribute Jit Samaroo and the Renegades Steelasophical Tribute Jit Samaroo Dr. Jit Sukha Samaroo (Musician, Panist, Composer, and steel pan arranger) was born in Surrey Village in the Lopinot Valley, Trinidad, on 24 February 1950, the sixth of Sookram and Lakia Samaroo’s thirteen children. His love for music manifested itself at a very early age, influenced perhaps by his mother, who played the Dholak, and by ‘parang’, a Spanish-derived musical art form for which Lopinot is famous. Jit played the cuatro and guitar and at Christmas time, would accompany the village paranderos in their traditional house-to-house serenading. Eleven of his compositions were Test pieces for Pan competitions. "La Trinity" was the test piece for the conventional band in the 1994 Pan is Beautiful Music Festival. “Pan Patterns’’ was the 1985 Junior Steelband Festival Test piece and “Utsav Ki Awaz’’ and “Milap’’ were the 1995 National Pan Chutney Competition Test Pieces for the conventional and Pan-around-the-neck steelbands respectively. “Song of Lopinot’’ was the 1987 Junior Steelband Festival Test Piece and “Jaago’’ (Wake Up) was the 1997 National Pan Chutney Competition Test Piece for traditional Pan-around-the-neck steelbands. In 1996 Jit also composed the sound track for Kamalo Deen's full length motion picture "The Panman", which was filmed in Trinidad & Tobago.   Jit has also arranged for several other steelbands both at home in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad. He was awarded the Hummingbird Medal of Merit (silver) in 1987, as well as the Chaconia Medal (silver) in 1995. In 2003, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of the West Indies for his musical accomplishments. Read more http://www.panonthenet.com/bio/jit-samaroo-bio.htm Facebook.Steelasophical

West Indies

By | 2016-11-20T20:15:26+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: |

West Indies Caribbean Islands: An Introduction When most people envision a tropical beach vacation, the Caribbean springs to mind. With hundreds of islands scattered mostly across the far western portion of the North Atlantic – which is known as the Caribbean Sea – the region boasts an amazing year-round climate, countless miles of white sand beaches, gorgeous coral reefs, shimmering, crystal-clear water, incredible biodiversity and much more. It’s little wonder, then, that people flock here when they need to get away from it all. The Caribbean is the place to go when you need a break from the fast, hectic pace of everyday life. In this part of the world, time slows to a crawl. The culture is laid back, accepting and incredibly friendly to visitors, so you are sure to feel welcome wherever you go. Of the hundreds of islands in the region, only a handful are regularly visited by tourists. Each sovereign state and territory has its own unique culture, and there are advantages to visiting each one. So, where should you go? How can you possibly narrow things down? A great first step is familiarizing yourself with the most popular destinations. Once you’ve found one that suits your fancy, dig a little more deeply to create the ultimate Caribbean vacation itinerary. An Overview of the Caribbean The region that makes up what is known as the Caribbean is sometimes also referred to as the Islands of the Caribbean, or the West Indies. A massive archipelago, the Caribbean can be subdivided into a few different regions: the Lucayan Archipelago, the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the ABC Islands. There are 13 sovereign states and 17 dependent territories in the Caribbean, and English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Antilles creole are the predominant languages. A string of islands, between Florida and Venezuela, encloses the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The tightly clustered group at the southern end of this chain provides an easy sequence of stepping stones to the three largest islands - Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba. From the second millennium BC humans make their way along this chain from south America. The first to do so are a group of hunter-gatherers known to archaeologists as the Ciboney.   In the early centuries of the Christian era more sophisticated tribes of neolithic farmers, the Arawak, move gradually north through the islands pushing the Ciboney ahead of them. From about1000 a third group, the Caribs, begin to exert the same pressure on the Arawak. The Caribs, more primitive and ferocious than the Arawak, expand their territory by ruthless warfare. When they defeat their Arawak neighbours, it is their custom to marry the women and eat the men. The Arawak know these people ascanibas, their own version of the word Caribs.   The Spaniards, the next group to arrive in the islands, are alarmed and fascinated by the man-eating canibas. News of them spreads rapidly in Europe, resulting in a new word - cannibal. When [...]

london steel band

By | 2017-12-16T09:32:35+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , |

london steel band London steel band London Steel Band Hire Steelasophical Brings The Caribbean To The Capitol Summary: Steelasophical presented by Gary Trotman has become the number one Steel Band hire service for London. They provide their services for weddings and all types of parties and celebrations. They provide a complete Caribbean experience giving people a day or night they will never forget. Services, which include steel band hire, DJs, and vocal entertainment can be provided to suit any type of budget. One of the most recommended Steel Band hire services in the UK and the leading service for London are pleased to announce they are taking bookings for weddings. Steelasophical has become the leading Steel Band Hire service for London and as such are in great demand, booking into the next 3 years. The company founded by Gary Trotman provides a total Caribbean experience to bring life to any special event, wedding or party. Steelasophical travel all over the UK where they provide their unique Caribbean experience for wedding celebrations. Gary Trotman, who has a great fondness for his home town London, puts together a Caribbean show like no other. He provides Caribbean Mobile DJs, Vocal entertainers and the number one Steel Band experience. The Steelasophical Caribbean experience are available to suit almost any budget. Gary can work with wedding couples and other people looking for a unique entertainment to provide an experience they will never forget without breaking their budget. "We have now had the pleasure of hiring Gary's Caribbean Steel Drum Band on two occasions. On both occassions our guests were very impressed, as were we and I would not hesitate to recommend them. Their music is "happy" music and with it comes the "sunshine" even though it was a rainy Saturday in May Thank you for making my husband's birthday party one to remember." Denise  "Booked Gary for my wedding in Surrey this year. Fantastic music, Fun and interactive steel drum entertainer, He even played numbers on request, which my guests loved. Very knowledgeable businessman who was approachable, guided us through the  enquiry and booking process and offered much in the form of entertainment options and prices. We took advantage of the 10% discount for early booking confirmation which eloped meet our budget constraints Thank you for contributing to my wedding day and helping towards making it such a memorable day in my life My husband and I recommend you highly "greatr band unique sound very versatile great range of music to cover every taste, DJ services fabulous and big screen projector / screen and photography to capture the day and night. would definately book them again, the left no stone unturned and a fab night was had by all highly recommended. if you have not had the pleasure of hearing a unique steel band this is the one for you ;-)" Sylvia  "what a fantastic evening we all had.to hear [...]

how much to hire a steel band

By | 2016-11-20T20:15:26+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: |

how much to hire a steel band How much to hire a steel band You can hire a steel drum band from as little as £225 Steelasophical Solo One man band with Steeldrums and quality backing trax. A full band sound the equivalent of a 1- 8pc traditional band Steelasophical Duo Two member band with Steeldrums and choice of additional steeldrums, live percussions , brass, keys or vocals. A full band sound the equivalent of a 2-8pc traditional band Steelasophical Trio Three member band with Steeldrums, quality backing trax and combination options of steeldrums, percussions, brass and vocals. A full band sound the equivalent of a 3-8pc traditional band Steelasophical Fouro Four member band with Steeldrums, quality backing trax and combination options of steeldrums, percussions, brass and vocals. A full band sound the equivalent of a 4-8pc traditional band click here to learn more how much to hire a steel band

wedding day steel band hire

By | 2018-01-23T11:25:16+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: |

Wedding Day Steel Band Hire Wedding Day Steel Band Hire Wedding day steel band hire Music • Sound • Light to Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine Dance If you want a special wedding Music service that truly and genuinely cares about the success of your wedding day, we should talk… 07540307890  Wedding Day Steel Band Hire Steelasophical Steel Band DJ Wedding Day Packages "You'll remember how we made you feel Music • Sound • Light to Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine Dance If you want a special wedding Music service that truly and genuinely cares about the success of your wedding day, we should talk… 07540307890  Dear Gary, I just wanted to say again thank you so much for being with us today. You were just wonderful and everyone enjoyed it so much. we were so lucky to have you! You had such a lovely way of presenting and all the guests loved you!! Many many thanks for all the happiness you bring to so many.  With very best wishes  Sally Now booking into the next 3 years! If you are leaning towards securing Steelasophical to help transform your day, be sure to confirm as soon as you can … On average in recent years, we turn down between 35-47 requests to book a Steelasophical service, due to being already booked! This has been amplified by the fact we are taking bookings and enquiries into the next 3 years. Wedding Day Steel Band Hire Steelasophical Steel Band DJ Wedding Day Packages "You'll remember how we made you feel Wedding Day Steel Band Hire Wedding Day Steel Band Hire Wedding Day Steel Band Hire "You'll remember how we made you feel" Music for every aspect of your day Steelband Mobile Ambient Music Dj Wedding Singer PA and Lighting Hire  ::: 4 part ceremony ::: Steel Drummer & Ambient music Dj: 1 – Welcome guests upon arrival, create an amazing atmosphere as they meet, mix and mingle then take to their seats in anticipation of the brides arrival.  2 – The brides grand entrance 3 – Singing of the register and while brief photographs are taken 4 – The bridal party exit lead by the new couple! ::: Drinks reception ::: Background Music For Your Drinks Reception: After the amazing high of the ceremony its now the first time to mix and mingle with family and friends as the new happy couple. Drinks will be flowing, light nibbles being served and photographs are being taken; what is missing? creating and maintaining the most perfect musical backdrop to bring everything seamlessly [...]

cd albums

By | 2018-01-12T17:53:19+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , |

cd albums cd albums of Gary Trotman Steelasophical ARC Music Productions Int. Ltd P.O. Box 111 East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 4FZ United Kingdom Phone: +44-1342 328567 Email: info@arcmusic.co.uk Gary Trotman Steelasophical Phone: 07540 307890 Email: Gary@Steelband.co.uk ARC Music Productions International Limited is a specialist world music and folk music label based in West Sussex, United Kingdom. Established in 1976, it was the first record label exclusively dedicated to the music of different world cultures Gary Trotman – Steelasophical with music in the iconic british movie franchise James Bond 007 – Casino Royale .. Albums selling worldwide in over 42 countries Steelasophical Caribbean steel drum titles and track used in the James Bond movie casino Royale due to collaboration with ARC Music Prod Int A CD full of sun, summer and Caribbean feel-good steeldrum music created by Gary Trotman (Steelasophical), whose music was used in the newest James Bond film ‘Casino Royale’. Favourites such as Yellow Bird, Island in the Sun, Brown Skin Girl, Spanish Eyes, and many more make this an irresistible party-CD. The booklet contains notes about the history and the construction of the steeldrum and remarks to each of the songs. Get your party going with this CD!   Track Listing: 1. Spanish Eyes – 3:04 2. Brown Skin Girl – 3:11  3. I Just Called – 4:04 4. Island in the Sun – 3:31  5. Jamaica Farewell – 2:31 6. Mary Ann– 3:23  7. Yellow Bird – 3:49 8. When the Saints Go Marching In – 2:52 9. Cuando, Cuando, Cuando – 3:46 10. Never on a Sunday – 3:23 11. Sloop John B – 3:29 12. Brown Girl in the Ring – 4:09 13. Fever – 2:54 14. Mr. Conga Man – 3:08 15. Rass Mass – 3:07 16. For Carnival – 2:47 17. Lorraine – 3:37 18. Etel – 3:12 19. Too Much to Pay – 2:55 20. Linstead Market – 3:00 A gorgeous CD full of Caribbean and other hits played by Gary Trotman (Steelasophical) an excellent steeldrum player and outstanding musician. Enjoy all time favourites such as Girl from Ipanema, Summertime, Besame Mucho, El Cumbanchero, Hotel California, Tico Tico, Bamboleo, My Way and many more – all in all 20 calypso, samba and soca pieces, more than one hour of summer and Caribbean sun.   Track Listing: 1. Tropical Surprise – 3:00 2. Girl from Ipanema – 2:29  3. Summertime – 2:57 4. How Insensitive – 2:55  5. Soca Salsa – 2:53 6. Let it be Me – 4:45 7. Streets of London – 2:58 8. Perfidía – 3:01 9. Girl from Japan – 3:31 10. Besame Mucho – 3:09 11. Valderee – 3:10  12. I Have a Dream – 3:30 13. El Cumbanchero – 3:53 14. Carnival Sunday Monday – 2:49 15. Hotel California – 4:03 16. No Matter What – 3:14 17. Tico Tico – 2:52 18. Bamboleo – 3:13 19. Pan Solo – 2:51 20. My way – 4:39 Detailed item information for Festival Tropical 100 latin American hits 5cd featuring the Grand Master Pablo Carcamo – Steel bands include Ebony Steel Band and London Allstars Steel Orchestra Track Listing 1. Marinero – Latinos 2. Quiero un Sombrero – Pablo Carcamo 3. Atlantico – Pablo Carcamo 4. O Cana Sordi – Tumbao 5. Lambada – London All Stars 6. Consigueme [...]

virtual steelpan

By | 2017-12-12T02:48:36+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , |

virtual steelpan Have a go at playing Steepans online Using just your computer and mouse!! Virtual Steelpan virtual steelpan Play the Double Second Pan The paanmaan.com does offer a set of digitally recorded double second pans which you can play with your mouse. Virtual Steelpan virtual Keyboard Pan Play the Steel Pan on Keyboards Play with your mouse. PanBrassOrama PanBrassOrama is a concept album arranged, programmed and performed by Gary Trotman. A midi concept album fusion of Panorama and a Soca Brass Band. A 3 years project completed in 1998, with most songs are tributes to the collaboration of Jit Samaroo, Lord Kitchener and Amoco Renegades 'We bring the Caribbean to you' Steelasophical Steel drum band & Percussion Caribbean Mobile Dj Vocal Entertainer Lighting Hire PA Hire Email Steel pans (steel drums)were created on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in the 1930s, but steel pan history can be traced back to the enslaved Africans who were brought to the islands during the 1700s. They carried with them elements of their African culture including the playing of hand drums. These drums became the main percussion instruments in the annual Trinidadian carnival festivities. In 1877, the ruling British government banned the playing of drums in an effort to suppress aspects of Carnival which were considered offensive. Bamboo stamping tubes were used to replace the hand drums as they produced sounds comparable to the hand drum when they were pounded on the ground. These tubes were played in ensembles called tamboo-bamboo bands. Making a Steel Pan (Steel Drum) from a Metal Drum There are ten steps in this process. Sinking Marking Counter-sinking Grooving Setting/Backing Cutting Burning Tuning Applying a Protective Finish, tune and blend The steel pan is the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the only musical instrument invented in the twentieth century. Created in the 1930’s, the steel pan owes its genesis to the carnival festivals of that era. It emerged as the product of the energy of the people directed towards cultural self-expression. The steelpan therefore became a cultural vehicle forged from the historical and social conditions prevailing at that time. Its development was moulded by the ethnic influences of our heritage. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT Carnival celebrations in the late 1800’s were marked by disturbances which prompted the authorities to prohibit the unlicensed playing of all percussion, string and wood-wind instruments by way of legal ordinance. This led to the development of the Tamboo-Bamboo as a musical instrument. The Tamboo-Bamboo was made from bamboo cut to various lengths and its sound was produced by stamping onto the ground. Carnival celebrations in the five decades from 1884 to the late [...]

steelband TV

By | 2016-11-20T20:15:28+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: |

Booking into the next 3 years ... Get in touch today!! Steelband TV YouTube Video Channel - click ehere Steelband TV Steelband TV Summary: Steelasophical presented by Gary Trotman has become the number one Steel Band hire service for London. They provide their services for weddings and all types of parties and celebrations. They provide a complete Caribbean experience giving people a day or night they will never forget. Services, which include steel band hire, DJs, and vocal entertainment can be provided to suit any type of budget.   One of the most recommended Steel Band hire services in the UK and the leading service for London are pleased to announce they are taking bookings for weddings. Steelasophical has become the leading Steel Band Hire service for London and as such are in great demand, booking into the next 3 years. The company founded by Gary Trotman provides a total Caribbean experience to bring life to any special event, wedding or party.   Steelasophical travel all over the UK where they provide their unique Caribbean experience for wedding celebrations. Gary Trotman, who has a great fondness for his home town London, puts together a Caribbean show like no other. He provides Caribbean Mobile DJs, Vocal entertainers and the number one Steel Band experience.    The Steelasophical Caribbean experience are available to suit almost any budget. Gary can work with wedding couples and other people looking for a unique entertainment to provide an experience they will never forget without breaking their budget. of the biggest requests that Gary receives when providing entertainment for a wedding is to provide a Caribbean feel for the first wedding dance. With the Caribbean sound, the first wedding dance becomes, even more, romantic.  Trotman said: “When we perform in London, we love it when we see an empty dance floor, and once we start playing that floor fills up with everyone enjoying themselves. There is no better feeling to see smiling faces, all having the time of their life.”  The Steelasophical Caribbean music service is available for corporate, public and personal events, including garden parties, birthdays, weddings, functions, and launch parties. Facebook

caribbean music video dj av

By | 2016-11-20T20:15:28+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: |

caribbean music video dj av caribbean music video dj av caribbean-music-video-dj-av [123-contact-form i1204888] Steelasophical Steelasophical is a leading UK based provider of Caribbean musical entertainment. We transform peoples moods through sound and vision. WE WILL TRANSFORM AND ENHANCE YOUR DAY MAKING IT BRIGHTER & MORE UPLIFTING. DO NOT BE FOOLED INTO THINKING IT IS JUST ABOUT CARIBBEAN MUSIC. We can play anything from POP music like Amy Winehouse, Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams to Reggae - Bob Marley, UB4O to Latin, Motown, Blues, Jazz, Modern, 'Middle of the Road' & Classical. "We bring the Caribbean to you” ? Music to Vow, Wow, Mix, Mingle, Wine, Dine & Dance ? Ipod Sound System Hire Organising a party but would prefer to use your own music instead of hiring a DJ? ipod sound system hire  Our Ipod party packages allows connection direct from an iPod, MP3 Player or laptop to our Speakers. No CD player, NO dock This simple effective level PA system can be connected not only to an iPod to anything with a 3.5 jack plugged into a mixer So any device with a headphone socket can be connected to the speakers. Really easy to use all the speakers are already set and all you need to do is control the volume by using your volume control on your device Steelasophical Mobile DJ For best in Musical Entertainment What Ever Your Event Theme  Caribbean / Tropical / BBQ / Hawaiian / 50’s / 60’s / 70’s / 80’s / 90’s / 00’s  / Motown / Soul / Disco / Reggae / Rock n’ Roll / Ska / RnB  / SALSA / KIZOMBA / ZUMBA Limbo – Congaline – Dancing In The Ring – Rueda 10,000’s of your fav Songs & Music Videos – Professional Lighting Atmospheric FX

West Star Rehearsal Studio Wycombe

By | 2016-11-20T20:15:35+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Categories: Review|Tags: |

West Star Rehearsal Studio Wycombe Unit 20, 461 London Road Wycombe HP11 1EL info@weststarstudios.com EQUIPPED STUDIOS ALL ROOMS MIRRORED CAFE, RECEPTION AREA LARGE CAR PARK OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK NEW POWERFUL P.A.s IN EACH STUDIO Steelasophical visit to West Star Studio for an all day rehearsal session ...