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Phil Hawkins exclusive products available only at Kakesa.com

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We are excited to announce the launching of our new and exclusive link to Phil Hawkins products.

Phil Hawkins is a master percussionist, an accomplished jazz drummer and one of the leading innovators of music for the steelpan. As a percussionist and drummer he has traveled throughout the United States, the Caribbean and South America to perform concerts, teach clinics and study percussion.

 A friendship with world renown percussionist Michael Spiro eventually led Phil to begin work on his debut CD, “H2O.” He also met and collaborated with vibraphonist Gerry Grosz and bassist Jim Kerwin (David Grisman Quartet) on the 2001 release, “The Cosmic Buzz.”

Phil's new cd "Sugarcane Suite" has been receiving tons of airplay in the US and abroad and features: Jessica Vautor, Crazy, Randy Brecker, Ray Obiedo, Marc and Paul van Wageningen, Michael Spiro, Edgardo Cambon, Orlando Torriente, Dave Mathews, Michelle Hawkins and Murray Low.

Check our Phil Hawkins exclusive link for signature mallets, books, CDs, original pan arrangements as well as sheet music for combos.

Duvone Stewart eyes triple play

Pan Maestro Duvone Stewart made an impressive mark on the Panorama competition this past weekend as he eyes a possible hat-trick in the big competition. As an arranger, Duvone won 1st place with San Juan East Side in the Single Pan competition; another 1st place with the Pan Elders in the Medium Bands competition; and [...]

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Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2014 - Semi-Finals Order of Appearance for Large Steel Orchestras

1. Invaders - "Jam It"2. Tropical Angel Harps - "In De Minor"3. Desperadoes - "Spankin A Tribute"4. Renegades - "In De Minor"5. Skiffle - "The Wedding (Shaadi)"6. Harmonites - "Men of Steel"7. Birdsong - "We Kinda Music"8. Trinidad All Stars - "Excitement"9. Silver Stars - "The Reason"10.Starlift - "Happiest Man Alive"11.Fonclaire - "Big in de [...]

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Large Steelband supplies

If you run a large steelband or school band, you might find it much more economical to buy your pan supplies at wholesale prices. Putting together a set of basic mallets or sticks is quite easy if you have the parts you need. At Kakesa PE we provide all the raw materials you need at [...]

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"POC"

When it comes to steel drum mallets or sticks, it's all about the "POC - Point-of-Contact"! Whether your mallet shaft is wood, aluminum or carbon fiber, the right rubber tip makes all the difference. At KPE (Kakesa Pan Emporium) we are constantly researching the best mallet tips for your tenor, lead, double second, cello, guitar [...]

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It's Panorama time

Excitement is in the air as the bands go through progressive qualification and elimination, moving toward the finals of the Trinidad and Tobago Panorama finals. We are wishing the best to all the bands. Can Boogsie and Phase 2 repeat, or will Smooth Edwards and Allstars bounce back to the top? Or maybe this the [...]

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