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Panyard Vibrations

by Pan Dulce Steel Orchestra

Steel Drum ( "PAN" ) Orchestra celebrating the music of the Caribbean.
Genre: World: Island
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Steel City Jam
5:27 $0.99
2. On De' Loose
4:35 $0.99
3. Do What Yuh Want
5:49 $0.99
4. I Know What You're Thinking
3:34 $0.99
5. One Super Power
4:47 $0.99
6. Zig Zag
6:08 $0.99
7. Pan Woman
5:43 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The Pan Dulce Steel Orchestra grew out of a dream...

Inspired by playing in the 120-piece steelbands of Trinidad and Tobago, band directors Kate Lang Salazar, John Salazar, and Michael Skweir dreamed of recreating the joyful spirit of the "panyard" on California's North Coast. In June of 1999, they co-founded the Pan Arts Network and began teaching beginning steelpan classes to local residents. Classes taught in the traditional "rote" style of the Caribbean allowed students with little or no previous musical training to learn to play by ear.

Six years later our vibrant 30-piece performing steel band,
Pan Dulce Steel Orchestra, has emerged as an exciting realization of the original dream. With a diverse blend of ages, and walks of life from A to Z (literally from artist to zookeeper), Pan Dulce now provides inspiration for pan students and audiences of all ages. We remain connected to the roots of pan music through the compositions of Trinidadians Ray Holman and Len "Boogsie" Sharpe. Compositions by Andy Narell, Tom Miller, and Paul G. Ross, as well as tunes arranged by John Salazar, round out our repertoire.

This CD was recorded in our Arcata panyard. We hope you'll enjoy listening to it as much as we loved playing it.



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Great for pan fans and newcomers both
My new favorite pan recording - beautifully executed performances that exude the warmth of this community band. The ensemble is the perfect size, more like mid-20th century Caribbean bands than the monster pan orchestras in Trinidad today. The size of the band probably contributes to the excellent fidelity of this analog recording. But the uncredited bonus track is reason enough to buy this terrific disc!


Finally an entire orchestra of steel drums
This music is fantastic - uplifting, joyful, tropical sounds that instantly bring happiness and the islands to all listeners. My almost-1-yr-old daughter loves this CD and dances to it from beginning to end. My husband, who isn't a music lover, likes to relax to it on the weekends. It makes us feel like we're living on vacation!