21 episodes

From the minds behind PAN Magazine comes Strike Up, a podcast dedicated to the ongoing discussions on the steelpan instrument, culture and its people. Explore some of the hottest topics related to the steelpan world, including Panorama, pan building, women in pan and much more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strike-up/support

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From the minds behind PAN Magazine comes Strike Up, a podcast dedicated to the ongoing discussions on the steelpan instrument, culture and its people. Explore some of the hottest topics related to the steelpan world, including Panorama, pan building, women in pan and much more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strike-up/support

    Episode 20: Marc Brooks - Panorama Arranging and the Art of Sustaining the NY Pan Scene

    Episode 20: Marc Brooks - Panorama Arranging and the Art of Sustaining the NY Pan Scene

    Marc Brooks is a pannist and arranger who's made a name for himself arranging for the Brooklyn Panorama competition and as one of a trio of arrangers known as "The Three Amigos", arranging for Skiffle in San Fernando, Trinidad. In this episode, we discuss his background, how the trio came to be, what it takes to arrange for a steel band and how to keep the infrastructure in tact over time within a pan community. 


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 19: Dan Sadler and Pan Education Methods in London

    Episode 19: Dan Sadler and Pan Education Methods in London

    Dan Sadler has been playing pan since 14 and teaching since 15. He's performed in the London Panorama since then with different bands and has developed his own style of teaching, rooted in the rote method and classic calypso music. Join us as we chat with Dan about how he developed this style and how effective it is with his students. 


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    • 57 min
    Episode 18: Delphina James and Her Steelpan Instrument Work Books

    Episode 18: Delphina James and Her Steelpan Instrument Work Books

    As a pillar in the London pan scene for decades, Delphina James has established herself firmly as a pan advocate, music educator and pan innovator keen on helping her community improve its capabilities for the instrument. One of her biggest accomplishments is her book series, "Learn Music On...", created specifically for each major instrument in the steel orchestra, including tenor pan, double seconds, guitar pan and bass pans. Her goal is to help pannists learn to sight read music on their instrument better, which will in turn improve the speed and capabilities of steel bands in London and beyond. 



    Check out her books here:

    https://delphinajames.com/

    Amazon




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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 17: Josh Quillen and Our Responsibilities as Steelpan Ambassadors

    Episode 17: Josh Quillen and Our Responsibilities as Steelpan Ambassadors

    As director of the NYU Steel Band and a long-time player and educator of the steelpan instrument, Josh Quillen is a seasoned veteran on the Brooklyn pan scene and knowledgeable advocate. Join us as we have a winding discussion that touches on everything from the history of the slave trade and its impact on the world we live in today, to how we as advocates and ambassadors of the instrument (especially those of us not from Trinidad & Tobago) can show our respect and support to the instrument, people and culture without culturally appropriating it or allowing it to become lost due to land disputes and political considerations.  


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 16: Bjorn Wagner of Bacao Rhythm & Steel - How to Find Your Own Sound and Audience with Pan

    Episode 16: Bjorn Wagner of Bacao Rhythm & Steel - How to Find Your Own Sound and Audience with Pan

    Bjorn Wagner is a world-famous musician who's own name is less known than the name of his band, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band. He hails from Hamburg, Germany and picked up pan when he took a trip to Trinidad & Tobago as a grad student. He applied the instrument to his favorite genres of music, funk and hip-hop, and began a career as a recording artist, carving out a special niche for himself in the process. This episode covers his early beginnings, recording methods, musical style and tips on how others can find their own unique voice with pan. 



    Check out the band's music at: https://bacaorhythmandsteelband.bandcamp.com/

    Their music is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and all other major streaming platforms.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 15: Amanda Duncan and How to Gain Respect for Steelpan From Your Community

    Episode 15: Amanda Duncan and How to Gain Respect for Steelpan From Your Community

    Amanda Duncan is a professional pannist and educator with an extensive background with steelpan. She is the percussion and steel band director at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. During this episode, she talks about her path to pan, her experiences with Panorama and how she incorporates that into her teaching at the high school level, and how she's managed to gain the respect for the instrument that it deserves from her students, fellow faculty, parents and administrators.  


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    • 1 hr 27 min

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