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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CODRINGTON PAN FAMILY

Pan-Family-PIBXII-Orchestra-Finals-009CODRINGTON PAN FAMILY. The band was formed in 1999 and entered Panorama, Single Pan Category in 2007.

Won the single pan category of Pan Is Beautiful XI in 2008. Became a conventional orchestra in 2010.

The champion soloist, quartet and the first runner up in the duet category in the 2004 Steelband Music Festival, all came from this band.

The Codrington Pan Family Steel Orchestra resides at Bath Street, East Dry River, Port-of-Spain. The band has been in existence since May 1999 under the management of Cary and Karen Codrington. It consists of eight (8) members of the Codrington Family; they are Cary, Karen, Kareem, Khari, Kaijah, Keisha, Kamau and Kizzi. From humble means, the band began with one (1) tenor pan entertaining passer-bys on the streets of Port of Spain.

Over the years they were able to acquire more instruments and the 8 have been performing together ever since. They soon developed the household name, "Pan Family." The band now also expands into a larger conventional steel orchestra which includes other steel pan players from throughout Trinidad.

The Codrington Family has performed extensively throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Some of these performances include dinners and functions at well known hotels such as The Hyatt Regency, Crown Plaza and the Hilton Hotel. They have also performed for prominent persons such as Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew—Duke of York, Excellencies King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, and the former Prime Minister of Malaysia—Abdullah Ahmad Badawi just to name a few. The band has also won many competitions including the quartet and soloist categories of the World Steelband Music Festival in 2004. They have also won the single pan category of Pan in Beautiful XI in 2008.

TOURS
2002 - Performed at Tyrol Cot, Heritage Village, Barbados;
2004 - Performed at Four Seasons Restaurant New York;
2005 - Performed at an International Youth Concert in Curacao;
2006 - Toured Chicago, Las Vegas and Burbank, Hollywood;
2009 - Performed in Tokyo, Japan for Nippon Television;
2009 - Performed in a number of shows throughout some major cities in India;
2012 - Performed in a number shows in Caracas, Venezuela.

CODRINGTON PAN FAMILY AT THE FINALS

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