Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Free Pan Fantasy Steelband Concert

Saturday, October 27, 2018

7:00pm – 9:00pm

De Ciccio Auditorium, Salomon Hall 101

The Developmental Studies Department, as a second part of their Steelpan Symposium, will be hosting the Pan Fantasy Steelband live in concert on Satuday, October 27th at 7pm in the De Ciccio Auditorium. 

The Pan Fantasy Steelband was formed 32 years ago by a group of community minded volunteers. In 1986 a group of young people wanted to provide an opportunity for youth in the Jane-Finch community, in the former city of North York (Toronto). Jane-Finch was categorized as a community of high rise rental apartment buildings and townhouses intentionally designed to be isolated from other residential housing in the area. It was a community with a high proportion of West Indian youth, low-income families and public housing. Pan Fantasy Steelband, a subset of the North York Inter-Community Youth Group wanted to make a change in the Jane-Finch community. The goal was, and continues to be, to engage youth and for the youth to learn leadership skills through the performing arts.

All are welcome! The concert is FREE to the public. This event is being organized in collaboration with CLACS, the Watson Institute, the Africana Studies Department, and the Brown Arts Inititiative. 

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