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csisteelband

By |2018-03-26T15:19:06+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

CSISteelBand Click below for the CS Steel Band Trust Facebook page CSISteelBand (aka Caribbean Steel International) located in the West of London is a UK based steelband. The CSI family is made up of people of all ages and all levels of ability, performing all over UK and Europe CSISteelBand On Instagram Brent Holder, World Champion Soloist, formed the Caribbean Steel International steelband in 2004, after obtaining invaluable experience from working with some of the top steel bands in the UK, Trinidad and Japan with three members owing to the demand for small gigging bands. After ensuring that their small steel band was well established on the gigging circuit, CSI founding members decided to start a community group which would involve their local communities in the steel pan art form. The Caribbean Steel International Community Group was established in November 2007 in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London. With their classes aimed at giving the public the opportunity of learning about, and how to play the steel pan instrument. CSI felt classes would be especially beneficial to those who are disabled, socially excluded and an advantage for the youths in the borough as it would keep them off the streets and teach them a culture they may not already know about, also giving them the opportunity to enhance their teamwork skills and take pride in themselves and what they can achieve.  Community Group members are given the opportunity to perform their new repertoire of music at gigs and various steel-pan events held throughout the year including the BAS Trafalgar Square Steelband Jamboree and the Notting Hill Carnival celebrations. There is also the great opportunity to enter steel pan competitions like the BAS Pan Explosion and National Panorama competitions. CSI also visits organisations, schools and institutions to conduct workshops for those groups who are unable to attend their weekly sessions. The ‘I’ in CSI identifies the fact that they have players from all over the World, hence the name ‘International’. Panorama arrangements are available, musically scored by Crystal Holder and in midi format for those living abroad or too far away in the UK to attend regular practice sessions. This enables them to learn the 10 minute tune and join CSI a week or two before the National Panorama competition allowing more players from around the world to experience the UK Panorama with CSI. In just over a year, CSI has established a Community Group, acquired a rehearsal space (pan yard) based at the Ravenscourt Theatre School in Hammersmith, London and run three weekly practice sessions for children and adults which are fully attended and for which there is a waiting list. They have become a Registered Charity and also attracted over £37k lottery funding through winning a public vote. CSI has also been victorious at the 2008 British Association of Steelbands/Children and Parents Carnival Association’s Junior Panorama competition, capturing the coveted title in [...]

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virtual steelpan

By |2018-06-14T08:40:32+00:00January 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 [...]