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Pan camp ends on high note


SHERIA BRATHWAITE

Pan camp ends on high note

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The members of the Youth Pan Project camp gave a taste of the infectious rhythm they would be rendering at their Sunset extravaganza tomorrow, Saturday, at the Church Village Green.

They played a number of selections that wowed those in the audience at the closing ceremony of the educational programme at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed. 

The camp in its 17th year, is a developmental programme for boys and girls from ages nine to 18. 

For the past three weeks the campers learnt to improve their scales, underwent teambuilding activities, learnt life skills and also got the opportunity to meet local musician Arturo Tappin and other influential people in the music industry, who gave them advice of performing and etiquette.

This year 38 campers enrolled into camp. 

Director Kently Gill said the steel pan was still one of the popular instruments Caribbean children wanted to play because of its user-friendliness and cultural significance. 

Delano Hinds and Amari Layne were the outstanding junior campers while Lauryn Small, Shay Bayne and Indica Gray-Blackman were awarded as the outstanding senior campers. (SB)

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