5th International Steelpan Conference

| October 9, 2014

5th International Steelpan Conference

10-12th October, 2014

“The Profound Influence of the Caribbean Carnival Art Forms (steelpan, calypso and masquerade) within the Diaspora and in the Wider World

 Venue: University of East London

Cass School of Education and Communities, Stratford, E15 4LZ

                         (Parking available; nearest Tube – Stratford – Jubilee Line and Central lines).

(A collaborative project: Nostalgia Steelband, University of East London, Carnival Village Trust, BAS, ABC and UKPTG – Funded by Arts Council England


This meeting brings together artists that represent the three major components of carnival; practitioners of calypso, steelpan and masquerade, together with academics and an interested public to dissect out the intricate interplay between each discipline and how they are  interwoven and progress to create a unified carnival artform  that is unique and, in the case of Notting Hill carnival, typically British and now being disseminated around the  globe. The conference seeks to understand how this process may be optimised and diversified in the future to engage more ethnic groups, not only from London but encompassing all regions of the UK and the wider world beyond

The event is entirely Free and includes lunch on both days and refreshments throughout.

Sequence of Events (see www.nostalgiasteelband.co.uk) :

Friday 10th October at 7.30pm – pre-conference lecture by Salah Wilson, York University, Canada titled  “The Concept of a Ministry for Steelpan for Trinidad and Tobagoat The Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews London W9 2AN.

  • Saturday 11th October at 10am. Start of the Main Conference (Sessions 1 and 2) – Venue: University of East London, Cass School of Education, Water Lane, London E15 4lZ  (Free parking)
  • Saturday 11th October at 7pm – Variety Evening at The Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews London W9 2AN.
  • Sunday 12th October at 10am. Conclusion of the Main Conference (Sessions 3 and 4) – Venue: University of East London, Cass School of Education, Water Lane, London E15 4lZ  

To Register for the Conference:                                                                                      

Email Name and Contact details to: lailamnshah@gmail.com.
There is no cost.

or contact:

Photo courtesy www.trinicenter.com

Photo courtesy www.trinicenter.com

Professor Haroun Shah,
Nostalgia Steelband,
25 Hillside,London,
NW9 ONE; Email:
Tel; 0797133441.


Dr. Lionel McCalman,
Nostalgia Steelband,
Cass School of Education,
University of East London,
Water Lane,
London,  E15 4LZ

Email:L.Mccalman@uel.ac.uk; Tel; 07944 348253

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