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Friday, July 12, 2013

Steel Pan All over! | Festival Fridays

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Earlier this week, we had a Topical Storm, thank God it wasn't anything too serious and there was no damage done here, at least not reported. It was quite a lazy week for me too, I haven't done much more than work. :(

Yesterday was Pan Fusion at Illaro Court, while this Saturday is Pan in De City & Cruise. It's a new twist on the old Pan in De City, where steel orchestras would walk through town playing, and set up in various areas and entertain passers-by. This new concept includes a cruise filled with pan music to the North of Barbados, so you basically have steel pan entertainment in 2 cities, Bridgetown then Speightstown.  I think it's quite interesting as cruises have become increasingly popular here and it is a fun way to in-cooperate pan into that. It gives the event a new dimension. Typically the entertainment in the city is free, but the cruise would cost you a bit.
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Then to continue with the steel pan rave, there's also Pan Pun de Sand which is entirely free and is always packed with people. It's on a very popular beach, Brandon's Beach and the vibe is really relaxing, there are vendors selling food and drinks and lovely music from start to finish. I don't think I'll make it out to Pan Pun de Sand this year though, I may have some other plans. I remember one year I tried to attend, the rain poured and poured, it was like I wasn't to be there haha!

It's the weekend and there will be tons of events going on...
Saturday, 13th July- Pan in De City & Cruise from Bridgetown to the Speightstown Esplanade
                               World Kids Fair with Calypso Circus at The Ranch, Spring Garden
Sunday, 14th July- Pan Pun De Sand on Brandon's Beach
Wednesday, 17th July- Junior Calypso Monarch Lunchtime Concert at the Frank Collymore Hall (more details here)
Thursday,18th July- Crop Over Visual Arts Festival Evening of Interpretation at the Grande Salle
Friday, 19th July- Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finals at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium (more details here)
All week- Various Calypso/Soca Tents will be open.

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