Pan-tastic time at Ilaro
A CLEAR MOONLIT sky and the sprawling lawns of Ilaro Court provided the perfect setting for Pan Fusion Thursday night.
Pan enthusiasts, and those who just wanted a good evening lime with family and friends, came out with their blankets and other items to sit on, while others opted for the higher priced tickets which got them chairs, and a closer spot to the stage.
Headliners were Barbados’ own Arturo Tappin, Victor Provost and Liam Teague.
Tappin presented Pan to Tuk and was joined by several other musicians for a set which included Hit It, Hammer, Ragga Ragga and Bazodee.
Provost followed with Beautiful Love and Mother Teresa, which was written for his mother, and several others. He teamed up with Tappin for a selection and finished with Edwin Yearwood’s Something Greater.
Teague brought the evening to an end on a high note with All The Things You Are, Chanting, which was written for his dad, and Charlie Parker’s Donna Lee. He was joined by both Tappin and Provost for the final selection.
A group from the Barbados Community College and Stefan Walcott’s 1688 group set the tone for the evening of great entertainment.
Pan Fusion was introduced to the Sweetest Summer Festival by producer, the National Cultural Foundation, this year.
Pan lovers are in for further treats: Pan in the City in Independence Square today and the increasingly popular Pan Pun De Sand at Brandon’s Beach tomorrow. (YB)