So saidNew Hampshire Magazine aboutMango
Groove,our authentic steel band featuring
the uplifting Caribbean sound of traditional steel pans.
Our pan ensemble
consists of a full range of steel pans lead pan, alto
pans, guitar pans and bass pans to which we add a conventional
drum set and an array of traditional percussion instruments.
The result is a full, rich sound with the infectious rhythm
that only a steel band can create.
We always play a variety
of dance music calypso, reggae, jazz, motown, and moreall
with a true Caribbean flavor.
Our performances and workshops include
Afro-Caribbean drumming and dance, and the audience is always
invited to "jump up" ... learn the dances, do the
Limbo, join in with the fun.
A new world
melody and movement ... all part of the Mango Groove
"Mango Groove's sound consists of rich dulcet tones over
a complexity of soft rhythms ... a beautiful and tightly arranged
selection of traditional and popular tunes."
Conway Daily Sun
"What a fantastic performance ... our students
are on fire with the idea of starting their own steel band ...
the first time I've seen a standing ovation after an assembly!"
Lakes Region H. S.
Fee support for Mango Groove
Steel Band may be available to nonprofit organizations through the
New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation
for the Arts. Visit www.nefa.org for more information.