PAN CLASH OBJECTIVES
1) To provide more steelpan opportunities for young people
2) Build young people's confidence and musical expression
3) To increase the audience that listen to live steelpan music
ABOUT PAN CLASH
Pan Clash is a steelpan soloist competition for children under 16 and young people aged 16-30 that happens every October. Competitors can take part using any range of steelpans. Each year the rules change but at the heart of these rules is soloing by competitors for a set amount of bars which is performed with a professional 3/4-piece steelband.
The winner receives a cash prize, a BAS Award, tickets to the MOBO Awards and performs at the MOBO Awards VIP Reception. Also on the night of Pan Clash are outstanding live performances and presenters to keep the audience entertained. Pan Clash is a great event in Black History month to demonstrate the art of steelpan music.
Pan Clash was created by Steel Pan Agency Owner/Manager Shareen Gary BA (Hons). Steel Pan Agency, with a team of up to 15 musicians, predominantly provide workshops and performances at schools, private functions and corporate events and so far have visited over 300 schools; www.steelpanagency.com. Shareen has been organising Pan Clash since 2007 and in 2013 she formed Steel Pan Trust a charity promoting Steelpan Music that now organises this event; www.steelpantrust.com.