Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 31, 2009
Feel "da riddim" with the sixth annual Richland College http://www.richlandcollege.edu/carnivalofsteel on April 18.
Hear steel bands and steel drum performers from all over the world including renowned guest artists Shelly Irvine and Jose Aponte. The festival includes steel drum and drum set clinics as well as a Caribbean cultural presentation by Chris John.
Sample a variety of Caribbean food and clothing from the many vendors at the Carnival of Steel. Sway to the sounds of steel drum bands, world jazz groups, and drumming ensembles who will play outdoors all day.
The festival culminates with the evening guest artist concert on stage in Fannin Performance Hall featuring the Richland College Steel Band directed by Derrick Logozzo.
The morning performance (11 a.m. outside Fannin Performance Hall) is free. The clinics are $5 per person and the evening concert is $10 per person.
Started in 2003, Carnival of Steel focuses on many genres of music played on the steel drum instruments including calypso, soca, classical, flamenco, jazz, rock, samba and salsa. Steel drum instruments were invented in the early 20th century in Trinidad and crafted from 55-gallon oil drums.
Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. For information, call 972-238-6254 or visit