REGISTRATION for the all-female pan music competition Girl Power, Diamonds closes on November 27. The competition will take place virtually from December 5-25.
Conceptualised and produced by the Steelpan Authority Woman and Steelpan Authority Music, the showcase aims to put the spotlight on women pannists from around the world.
Contestants can register and perform in four categories: soloist, duet, trio and quartet, vying for attractive prizes.
Executive producer Sean Nero said in a media release, “This showcase aims to give our excellent female pannists the spotlight they genuinely deserve. Steelpan Authority Woman and Steelpan Authority Music are offering a creative window to celebrate the national musical instrument of TT, globally and simultaneously the women who epitomise its beauty.
“The event is designed not merely to showcase, but to also uplift women in music, finally recognising them as the creative heroes that they are. ”
A three-member panel will judge pannists performing to tracks, as they improvise. Contestants will be required to play a new tune of choice when they advance to other levels of the competition. There will be three rounds of competition: preliminary, semi-final and final.
While soloists will have four minutes in the spotlight, duets, trios and quartets, will have a five-minute time slot.
For more info: www.steelpanauthority.com for contest guidelines, and e-mail registrations forms to email@example.com.