A Dedication to the Father of Steel Pans in Schools

On Monday, we said goodbye to a steel pan legend. Throughout the day, Gerald Forsyth’s loved ones celebrated his life during his funeral and what better way to commemorate this, than to dedicate a blog post to the father of steel pan music in schools? The late Gerald Forsyth made an unforgettable lasting impact on [...]

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Amabutho: An introduction

. South African Zulu acapella group, Amabutho, is UK- based and is Britain’s best known Isicathamiya (a cappella) ensemble. Most recently featured in the 2013 nationwide Rice Krispies advertisement, Amabutho was founded in 1974 and named as a tribute to the 1973 debut album by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the now world-famous Isicathamiya group whose haunting [...]

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Limin’, jammin’ an’ talkin’ shit

Castro gone through. Gerald Irish, best known by all of us as Castro, passed away last night. This will come as very sad news indeed to all those who knew him and those who knew him in the pan world will be hurting this morning. Because Castro was a ‘character’ and so damn unique. Playing [...]

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