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National Steel Band Championship

National Panorama Steelband Competition
Saturday 27 August 2011 1pm - 6pm
(please note change of time)
Hormiman's Pleasance Park, Kensal Road, London NW10 5DB
Participating bands are: Ebony, Mangrove, Croydon Steel Orchestra, London All Stars, Caribbean Steel International (CSI) and Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra (RASPO).
How to get there

For this year's Notting Hill Carnival Panorama event RASPO introduces Reading to Iman Pascall, a new, talented young arranger from Brooklyn, New York who will create a dynamic version of Destra's 'Calling Meh' for the National UK 'Panorama' Steelband Championship.

Although it is Iman's first time arranging for a national championship she has played for many Panoramas in New York, Trinidad and here in the UK. As a student of Berklee College of Music - famous for it's jazz alumni including Keith Jarrett who played piano with Miles Davis, and record producer and musician Quincy Jones - Iman excels in her major subject steel pan.

For RASPO players Iman (24) is the ideal choice for their second Panorama outing as she is 'young, hugely talented and loves steel pan like we do'.

CultureMix Arts, RASPO's management organisation, is collaborating with Aberdeen's Bucksburn Academy who will bring sixteen of their young musicians to join RASPO for the Panorama Championship. RASPO plans to take fifty players to the event and welcomes young musicians who want to get involved.

Register your interest here.

Monday to Friday 6pm - 11.30pm
Jelly Art Pad, 42 Market Place, Reading RG1 2DE

Zash, Nathifa, Emma, Iman and Mary

Zash, Nathifa, Emma, Iman and Mary

Iman Pascall

Iman Pascall

Born in Brooklyn, New York of Trinidadian heritage Iman Pascall is a young, talented musician, composer, and arranger specialising in steel pan music.

She is in the UK preparing RASPO Steel Orchestra for the National UK Panorama Steelband Championship.

For more on Iman click...
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