Monday, June 05, 2006

Panorama Caribbean Music Fest

The PanJammers Steel Drum Orchestra earned a
silver medal at the 4th Annual Panorama Caribbean Music Fest in Virginia Beach on May 13, missing a gold medal by just one point! This was the band's second appearance in the nationally-recognized festival. In 2005, the group was awarded a bronze medal.

The band began its performance with Soca Pressure, a signature piece from the
islands; followed by Dancero, a song with a slower-paced Cha-Cha rhythm; and Symptoms of Carnival, a traditional and fast-paced piece from Trinidad. PanJammers concluded its set with Rock 'n' Roll Medley, a piece reminiscent of yesteryear, featuring songs by Bill Haley and the Comets and Elvis Presley! Not what you'd expect to hear from a steel drum orchestra!

Click the image above to watch Rock 'n' Roll Medley.

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