Trinidad Panorama 2012

The 2012 Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Festival is this Saturday, February 18 in Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. The competition begins at 7:00pm (Trinidad Time – 6:00pm EST/3:00pm PST) and features performances of Large and Medium Steel Orchestras. The semi-finals took place on February 5 and Phase II (268), Trinidad All-Stars (268) and Silver Stars (263) are leading the large bands going into finals.

Here’s a video from the 2012 Panorama Semi-Finals of Neal & Massey Trinidad All-Stars performing Play Yourself.

For more Panorama coverage, please visit Pan on the Net. They have links to live video feeds that will be broadcasting the 2012 Panorama Festival. Good luck to all of the bands!

Originally posted on on February 14, 2012 by Dave Gerhart

Dan Deacon ~ Big Milk

Our job at DrumChattr is to find cool drum/percussion stuff on the web and bring it to you, our valued readers. Today, while checking out Adam Sliwinki’s blog I ran across this clip of one of Dan Deacon’s works called Big Milk. In this post dated January 15th, Adam talks about Dan’s music and connects with his use of sampled keyboard percussion sounds. Click the link above for more of Adam’s thoughts. In the mean time enjoy!

Originally posted on on February 13, 2012 by Thomas Burritt.

Buddy Rich on why he doesn’t use match grip

Ah…you have to love YouTube. In this video, Buddy Rich claims that playing traditional grip is the key to playing creatively behind the drums. I’ve often wondered why so many jazz drummers play this way. Do you think this is true? There is a GREAT moment toward the end of the solo he plays, and please cut us some slack on the language! Leave your thoughts below the post.

Originally posted on on February 6, 2012.

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