Blockorama Steel Band Extravaganza ! Featuring live pan music, Caribbean food and DJ music plus more ! Free for all the family ! The event now in its third year showcases the talent, flair and Caribbean vibes from local as well as other well established steel pan orchestras – joining us this year for the first time one of the pioneers of pan playing in the UK and title holder of national and intercontinental competitions, Ebony Steel Band !!
Alongside favourites Croydon Steel Band and London Allstars. The band includes young people aged 15-25 and is headed by Tottenham’s own Chris Storey – an amazing and talented composer who rose under Haringey’s scheme to introduce steel pan playing across schools in the borough since the 1980s.
Composing traditional soca & reggae riddims to more contempory pop & RnB, Pan Nation is truly a showcase of the growing popularity of the instrument within the UKs growing ethnic population. Together with the welcoming nature of soca music, attracts a diverse mix of players – mostly local young people who have also been playing pan since attending primary school. With the sweet smell of Caribbean food on offer hand-picked from the wide selection of eateries in the Tottenham area, pumping sounds from a live DJ set, pan lovers new & old, will experience a plethora of treats for the senses. A wide variety of refreshments will also be on sale to raise funds towards maintenance and development of the local pan music talent.**
When: Saturday 12th August 2017
Where: Lordship Rec N17
Time: 12pm – 7pm
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