Simply Pantastic!

Passionate. Artistic. Natural... the theme for the recently ended UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra summer concert season. Panfest 2011: Simply PAN was proposed to be held over two weekends in four locations: Edna Manley College, Boone Hall Oasis and Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts in Kingston; and the Bellefield Great House & Gardens in Montego Bay. A set-back of rain on the first weekend forced the cancellation of the show at Boone Hall Oasis, and tickets were made available for exchange at Philip Sherlock on the following Friday. As the forecast predicted thunderstorms in Montego Bay for July 10, the show at Bellefield Great House & Gardens was changed to the equally luxurious Half Moon Hotel Conference Centre in Rose Hall.

Despite the venue changes, Panoridim delivered their usual something for everyone, and the show was helped along by the soothing voice and stunning smile of MC, Michaelia Henry. Among the tunes were tributes to the artistic passions of pan great Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe and world renown steelpan arranger, Jit Samaroo. The calm of nature was evoked with Yiruma’s ‘River Flows in You’ and Jimmy Cliff’s ‘Many Rivers to Cross’ to name a few. Though some venues were filled to less than capacity, the audience made their appreciation known by overwhelming cheers and even dances in the isles, indicating that it was an enjoyable experience. Simply put, it was simple pan.

UWI Panoridim thanks the following for making 'Simply PAN' possible: Our Corporate Sponsor ICWI Ltd, Bellefield Great House & Gardens, Half Moon, UWI Mona, Ms. Valerie Virgo, Mr. Ranon Martin and the entire Panfest Production Team!

Simply PAN Mobay Venue Change

Panoridim takes Montego Bay by storm, but expected thunderstorms force a venue change.

Due to anticipated showers of blessings accompanied by thunderstorms, the final show for the season has moved from the outdoor venue of the Bellefield Great House & Gardens to the Conference Centre, Half Moon Shopping Village in Rose Hall. Though the venue has changed, the band is anticipated to still deliver the same intoxicating energy that they have been known to produce.

All tickets for Bellefield are valid for the new location. The time of the show remains the same, 4pm.

Boone Hall Show Rain Check

As the band geared up to rock Boone Hall Oasis with the vibe and music of Simply PAN, so too the skies geared up to rock the earth with thunder... and that it did.

The show scheduled for Boone Hall Oasis on Sunday, July 3 at 3pm was cancelled when rain was still pouring up to one hour before showtime. Boone Hall ticket holders are asked to exchange their tickets at the gate of the show at Philip Sherlock this Friday at 8pm. As this show is expected to be full, persons wishing to exchange tickets are asked to be on-time.