This has been a fantastic year for CAISO SteelBand; we owe a big thanks to our Clients and FaceBook Fans for making that happen. Even though we have been in existance for 32 years; in 2011 we experienced some firsts such as performing at the popular Herbs, Tea & Crafts festival at the famous Montpelier Mansion as well as participating in the @DCJazzfest 2011 (click link to see the video and read about our experience @DCJazzfest). We haved been honored to have a residency at Clyde's of Chevy Chase during 2011.
We had a write up in the Washington Post's Going Out Guide in April.
We also performed Fairfax county Summer Concert Series in Park Aug 2011.
This blog post is dedicated to the Top 10 viewed posts on the Caiso SteelBand Music & Current Events Blog. Enjoy!
10. Beiber Babies need to Respect Esperanza! Remember how Justin Beibers fans reacted after the Grammy's?
9. A Quick SteelDrum or SteelPan Lesson People are exposed to the Steelpan instrument everyday. We enjoy entertaining and educating people about the instrument we love.
8. Thwaites Brothers take Steelpan on Tour... Shout out to Sherwin, Shawn, & Sheldon. Keep up the great music guys.
7. Caiso SteelBand volunteers at Charlotte Hall Military Veterans Home This gig was fantastic. The star of the show was Dancin Dan. Click to see the video of Dan getting down.
6. 13 embarrassing things that can happen during sex I think we know why this was one of the most viewed blog posts...lol!
5. Everyone loves Bob Marley even a crying baby This is another example of the power of good music. Give Thanks!
4. Culturally Mixed Wedding Planning: 8 Tips to planning beautiful ceremony Since we perform at many weddings every year, people have mentioned this blog post as provided them some ideas for their wedding planning.
3. Meet Jon Scales: Steelpan, Jazz, Rock Star We met Jonathan Scales a SteelPan Jazz Rock Star and Victor Provost recently voted Best Jazz Percussionist by the D.C. City Paper, two of the top Steelpan players in the World.
2. Legendary U.S. Military "Navy SteelBand" This historical band is now defunct but has left a lasting impression of many people.
1. Royal Wedding will be a Musical Feast for the Ears This was one of the highlights of 2011; the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was a monumental event.
Bonus our most viewed video of 2011:
As we review 2011, we are looking forward to an amazing year in 2012!
New Music from Caiso SteelBand: "Hot Hot Hot"