Spicemas Corporation, in collaboration with UNESCO and the Grenada Steelband Association (GSA), proudly announces the launch of an extraordinary initiative – the Steelpan Tuning Training Workshop. This innovative program, conceived by the former Spicemas Corporation Board under the leadership of Mr. Arley Gill and Mr. Kelvin Jacob, now comes to fruition under the direction of the current CEO, Mr. Cecil Noel.
UNESCO-Funded Project Elevates Aspiring Steelpan Tuners
The highly anticipated Pan Tuning Training Workshop opens today with its official ceremony. This transformative endeavour is made possible through funding from UNESCO, reflecting the international recognition and support for the rich musical heritage of Grenada.
Internationally acclaimed Steelpan tuner, Mr. Dudley Dickson, a Grenadian native currently residing in the UK, assumes the role of the workshop’s esteemed trainer. With his unparalleled expertise, participants are set to benefit from world-class guidance and mentorship.
Empowering Communities and Steelbands across Grenada
Taking place at the esteemed St. Paul’s Community Centre, the home of the Co-opbank Commancheros Steel Orchestra, the workshop sees the active involvement of seventeen (17) aspiring tuners hailing from diverse Steelbands and communities across Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique.
Training Schedule and Details
Commencing from December 6th with a grand opening ceremony, the Pan Tuning Training Workshop extends its transformative journey until December 22nd, concluding with a celebratory closing ceremony. Sessions will be held weekly from Monday to Thursday, facilitating comprehensive learning experiences from 1 pm to 5 pm.
UNESCO, Spicemas Corporation, and the Grenada Steelband Association express their collective best wishes for the success and prosperity of this groundbreaking initiative. It’s a testament to the shared commitment to nurturing and advancing Grenada’s musical legacy.
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Join us in celebrating the harmonious union of tradition and innovation as the Steelpan Tuning Training Workshop paves the way for a brighter, more melodious future in Grenada.