Possie Culcha Pan announces rebranding and new executive team to preserve steelpan tradition in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH- Today, Possie Culcha Pan, a leading community-focused steelpan group in Portsmouth, is thrilled to announce its rebranding and the formation of a new executive team. This strategic move aligns with the group’s mission to rekindle and safeguard the tradition of steelpan music within the community.

The newly appointed executive team comprises Director Imelda Aaron, Assistant Director Addison Aaron, Treasurer Bernita Bethel, Public Relations Officer Monelle Alexis, Secretary Novie Isaac, Director of Registration Samantha Pierre-Louis, Director of Sponsorship Heather Baron, Director of Recruitment and Events Judy Larocque, and Committee Members Roy Larocque and Ashton Riviere.  Each member brings a wealth of experience and a shared commitment to the steel pan tradition, ensuring the continued growth and success of Possie Culcha Pan. Their collective goal is to create an inclusive platform that encourages learning, offers performance opportunities, and fosters a deeper appreciation for this unique art form.

“Our rebranding signifies a fresh start and a renewed commitment to our mission,” says Monelle Alexis, Public Relations Officer.

“We aim to preserve and celebrate the vibrant tradition of steelpan music within our Portsmouth community.”

The rebranded Possie Culcha Pan plans to host education programs and performances to engage the community in enriching musical experiences. These events will provide an opportunity for community members to learn about the history and culture of steelpan music and experience the joy of playing the instrument.

Possie Culcha Pan targets men and women aged eight (8) and above living in the Portsmouth community. The group is excited to invite interested individuals to become members and be part of this vibrant musical journey. To register, complete the form using the link t.ly/9Buph and contact Samantha Pierre-Louis, Director of Registration, at 767-612-8559.

The executive team is also working on several initiatives to promote the steelpan tradition and create a more inclusive environment for all community members. These initiatives include providing access to instruments, community outreach, and creating a mentorship program.

Possie Culcha Pan is committed to preserving and celebrating the vibrant tradition of steelpan music within the Portsmouth community. With the rebranding and the formation of the new executive team, the group is well positioned to continue its mission and to create a more inclusive environment for all.

For more about the group, visit their Facebook page, Possie Culcha Pan.

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1 Comment

  1. Gerard Benjamin
    September 26, 2023

    A most commendable and visionary move by Culcha Pan. The committee truly deserves vigorous support and encouragement from the “Possie” community and the north by extension . I wish them great success. While of Trinidadian origin, this exotic and phenomenal instrument which was once very popular on our island, has been adopted regionwide and internationally. I pray that even the churches will open its eyes and exploit the opportunity to integrate pan music into their places of worship as an enriching and enhancing complement to glorifying the father.

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