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Published on July 28th, 2014 | by Angela Fox


Pan Trinbago Celebrates Steelband Month in August

Pan Trinbago’s Steelband Month will be celebrated in August with a host of events.

The schedule of events dates from Saturday August 02 to Sunday September 01, 2014 inclusive. Some of those listed are organized by the steelband parent body and its regions while others like the Laventille Steelband Festival, Arima Fest and Pan on The Avenue are supported by the Association.

This year sees the advent of several new activities such as
Pan by the Seaside, Clifton Hill, Point Fortin (August 02), “The Jit Samaroo Benefit Concert” (August 08), “Pan Trinbago Youth Boat Ride” (August 13), “Pan Exhibition” (August 25-29, “ South/Central Pan Chutney Competition” (August 30), culminating with an “Independence Fiesta” (September 01). (See attached Diary of Events).

As has been the norm, the Interfaith Service on Sunday August 03 at the Massy Trinidad All Stars Pan Theatre, Duke Street, Port of Spain, is the official start of the month-long program. High point of the service is the blessing of the Flags of the Steelbands.

Over the following days, activities include “Visit to the Foundation Stone” at the Multi-Purpose Complex, St. Paul Street, East Dry River (August 07), a seminar themed “Pan, Progress & Patent” at NALIS Abercromby Street, Port of Spain (August 5), “Bad John Day, Defenders of the Pan” at the bp Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street, Port of Spain, (August 14) and the “Pan Trinbago Awards Function” (August 12).

The latter is a gala function which for the first time since its inception will be held in the South, at the  National Academy of the Performing Arts, South Campus, (SAPA). A number of contributors to the steelband movement will be honored by their peers.

“Pan In De Countryside” has been added to the program. This edition will take place on Saturday August 16 at Gilbert Park, Couva.  Selected bands are Couva Joylanders, PSC Nitrogen Silver Stars, Skiffle, T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps, Longdenville Claytones and Humming Bird Pan Groove.

Independence Day brunches at various panyards/theatres also make up the August itinerary. Carded for Independence Day, August 31, these include Carib Woodbrook Playboyz, White Oak Starlift and CAL Invaders.



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Sunday August 3rd 10.00 a.m. Interfaith Service Massy Trinidad All Stars, Duke Street, Port of Spain
Sunday August 3rd 4.00 p.m. Laventille Steelband Festival Eastern Main Road, Laventille
Tuesday August 5th 1.00 p.m. Seminar – Pan, Progress & Patent NALIS, Abercrombry Street, Port of Spain
Thursday August 7th 2.00 p.m. Visit to Foundation Stone Multi-Purpose Complex, St. Paul Street, East Dry River
Friday August 08th 8.00 p.m. Jit Samaroo Benefit Concert Queen’s Park Savannah
Saturday August 9th 7.00 p.m. Arima Fest  
Tuesday August  12th 7.00 p.m. Pan Trinbago Awards Ceremony SAPA, San Fernando
Wednesday August 13th 10.00 a.m. Pan Trinbago Youth Boat Ride Treasure Queen, Chagaramas
Thursday August 14th 7.00 p.m. Bad John Day – “Defenders of the Pan” Bp Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street, P.O.S
Friday August 15th 6.00 p.m. Northern Region –  “Pan Lime” Harvard Sports Club, St. James
Saturday August 16th 5.00 p.m. “Pan  In The Countryside” Gilbert Park – Couva
Saturday August 23rd 8.00 a.m. “Pan On The Avenue”  
Monday August 25th – 29th 8.00 p.m. Pan Exhibition Central Bank Auditorium, Independence Square, P.O.S.
Saturday August 30th 8.00 p.m. South/Central – Chutney Competition Petrotrin  Sports Club, Point – a – Pierre
Sunday August 31st 7.00 a.m. Brunch CARIB Woodbrook Playboyz Pan Theatre, White Oak Starlift Pan Theatre and CAL Invaders Pan Theatre
Monday September 1st 4.00 p.m. Independence Fiesta Tragarete Road, Port of Spain

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