5th INTERNATIONAL STEELBAND FESTIVAL NETHERLANDS 2017
The 5th International Steelband Festival will be organized on Saturday June 17th, 2017 in
De Kwakel (near Amsterdam Schiphol Airport). In May all Steelbands who have
participated at our festival before received an invitation.
The following steelbands discribed for the Festival 2017:
Tavenue De Kwakel (NL)
Marine Steelband, Rotterdam (NL)
Endurance, London (GB)
Calypsonic, Dortmund (D)
Steelmasters, Afferden (NL)
Politie Steelband, Rotterdam (NL)
Steelworks, Middlesborough (GB)
We have place for 4 to 6 more Steelbands. If you want to join us you can send an e-mail
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SHORT FILMS OF EUROPEAN STEELBANDS DESIRED
Dear European Steelbands
Please find an email I received from Kim Johnson (T&T), author of the book
"The Illustrated Story of Pan", published 2011 and co-author of the film
"Pan! Our Music Odyssey", released 2014:
Hi Mathias. We met a long time ago. What I would like is some HD film footage of a steelband performing.
About 30 seconds to one minute. It is to be used in a a documentary about pan which I am making. I need
images of different steelbands from around the world that illustrate the statement "pan has spread to North
America, Europe, Japan, Australia by small steelbands sprouting like wildflowers". It has to be HD (cinematic
quality, at least 1080p) and the band should visibly be non-Caribbean. And I would need a written copyright
release. If you can get that for me it would be greatly appreciated. It will be around 200-300MB in size but
you could send it to me by dropbox or any of the ways large files are transferred to > firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps you could ask some of the other Swiss bands to do the same. Kim.