The concert will take place on Sunday August 18th 2019 at The Edgar Connor Amphitheatre, Paseo Herencia Mall, Palm Beach, 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
‘Honor to Connor Steelband Celebration,’ in its 3rd edition, is designed to celebrate the island’s music and the local artists in loving memory of legendary steelpan player, Edgar Connor.
Paseo Herencia was kind enough to honor Edgar Connor 12 years ago by naming the amphitheater after him, and finally in 2017 his sons, second-generation pan players, Nico & Lee, honored their father with his likeness in relief on the outer wall of the amphitheater, combined with a wonderful steelpan musical event.
They have repeated it every year since.
The SweetPanMusic Productions team, Nico Connor, Lee Connor and Paula Engelen together with Zaira Orman from the PR department at Paseo Herencia, musicians Tico Kock and Ronwayne Kock, both pan players under the A Touch of Steel name, will come together to keep the steel pan music alive, determined to continue educating, teaching, and presenting that Caribbean sound in Aruba.
The artists involved in the project include: Quiver Quips Steel Orchestra; The Aruba Invaders Steel Orchestra 2nd y 3rd generation; N.L.G. Dancers together with Nico Connor, Wesley Connor, his father Lee Connor, and Carnaruba in spectacular Carnival Costumes.
The invitation is open to everyone, Sunday 18th of August 2019, at The Edgar Connor Amphitheatre at Paseo Herencia Mall.
Sweet Pan Music Productions is very grateful to their partners, sponsors and the wonderful people of Aruba who believe in this project, to keep the steelpan music alive.
I went last year, it was spectacular, I am repeating next week!