Friday 17 November, 2017

Massy, NCF in “ready mode” for Pan Pun De Sand

(L-R) Allan Herbert, General Manager Massy Loyalty; Cranston Browne, National Cultural Foundation; Randy Eastmond, Producer of Pan Pun de Sand;
Mark Doherty, Director Sales & Marketing, Massy Distribution;

(L-R) Allan Herbert, General Manager Massy Loyalty; Cranston Browne, National Cultural Foundation; Randy Eastmond, Producer of Pan Pun de Sand; Mark Doherty, Director Sales & Marketing, Massy Distribution;

It is expected to be a “pan perfect weekend” when Massy Pan Pun De Sand comes off at Brandon’s Beach on July 16.

Massy Barbados Limited has reaffirmed their commitment to the event and the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) for the 13th year with a $60,000 sponsorship injection.

The two partners for the event held a press briefing on Friday afternoon at Massy headquarters in Warrens for the cheque presentation and updates on the events.

Director of Sales & Marketing of Massy, Mark Doherty, said the event has led to the growing appreciation among Barbadians for steel pan music, which he noted has resulted in the NCF adding more steel pan events to the Crop Over Calendar. Doherty also noted pan events such as Pan Pun De Sand, Pan Fusion and Pan around De Town, continues to give local pan players much exposure and experience.

Chief Executive Officer of the NCF, Cranston Browne, thanked Massy for their continued support and said as a result of the sponsorship Pan Pun De Sand remains the perfect climax of the pan centered weekend. He said the event has evolved to now become the region’s biggest pan and soca party mix which continues to add to the growth of the art form.

This year’s show will kick off at 3pm with a preshow featuring the Combermere School Steel Orchestra. Other performers include Aceworks, the Daryll Jordan Secondary School and SKF featuring Mr. Dale. A new feature of this year’s show will be the addition of the deejay duo, Hutchy and Sizz and solo pannist Dwight Callender will be performing with dance group Riddim Tribe.