A Pantastic Time

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… In store for pan music lovers

cropover2013panlaunchposeThe sweet sounds of the steel pan will float across Barbados this weekend starting tomorrow night with First Citizens Pan Fusion at Ilaro Court.

Then there will be pan in two cities when the National Cultural Foundation/Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation’s 2013 Crop-Over Pan in de City & Cruise gets underway on Saturday July 13.

The NCF will be using pan to connect the two historic cities of Bridgetown and Speightstown during the Crop-Over Festival.

The interest in pan events have been growing over the years and this will see additional flights into Barbados this weekend which also features the Kiwanis Pan and Soca at Ilaro Court and the Neal & Massey Pan Pun De Sand at Brandons Beach.

On Saturday, the state agency launched Pan in de City & Cruise in Speightstown where the NCF’s Chief Executive Officer, Cranston Browne emphasised the importance of the sponsors of the Pan events, noting that as the Foundation moves towards making pan music a fixture of the Crop-Over Festival, the support of corporate Barbados is essential.

Residents of the northern city, got a taste of culture with the mauby woman, dancing girls, Mother Sallys, Stiltmen and others as they distributed literature on the festival and the events.

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