NEWPanorama 2018 is just around the corner, new music for arrangers to give their magic touch to transform music into masterpieces for pan lovers around the world. -
This month we feature a relatively new power house in the steel pan world VANESSA ALEXANDRA HEADLEY - she was born into a musical family and started playing the steel pan at the age of four. By age 12 she was afforded the opportunity to compose and arrange for her steel band Golden Hands, which was founded by her mother Franka Hills-Headley .
Vanessa has explored but not exhausted all the musical nuances of the Steel pan. As a soloist and ensemble member, composer and arranger she has won 85 championship trophies and awards, including placing first in the Caribbean in CSEC Music and being declared National Youth in the sphere of Arts and Culture in 2015.
After successfully arranging for her band for Junior Panorama for three years she was asked to arrange for Golden Hands' first appearance in the National Panorama Small Band category in 2010. The band placed 2nd and were subsequent finalists in the years that followed. You are listening to Vanessa’s composition for 2018 TROUBLE
Designer: Rodney Duncan, Patrick Prescott & April Bradshaw
Presentation 2017 off the circuit since 2014
Mail: 245 Norfolk St, Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone #: 617-869-1827
Web site: TBD
Band Launching:42 Bailey St, Dorcheater, MA
Mas Camp hours: tbd
2017 - tbd
2016 - No presentation
2015 - FREEDOM
2014 - Love United
2013 - Gods and Goddesses/Heaven & Earth
2012 - Out of Africa
2011 - Old to the New ( T-shirt )
Imas Boston: I-Mas is dedicated to promoting empowerment of people, preservation of Caribbean tradition and respect for cultural diversity. Through community engagement we seek to be the teachers of authentic Caribbean carnival traditions and a provider of leadership and guidance to the youth in the community costumes from scratch, providing entertainment services, coordinating cultural advocacy, and generally promoting appreciation and participation in Caribbean culture - all are goals of I-Mas.
This band is no longer involved in the carnival as of 2016