WORT Birthday Bash

WORT Birthday Bash

Golpe Tierra, Panchromatic Steel Band

Sunday, December 10th 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

WORT Birthday Bash
WORT Birthday Bash
Join WORT in celebrating 42 years of Community Radio. We have a wonderful evening of music and food planned to chase away the winter doldrums. Dancing feet will be lured by the steel drum sounds of PANCHROMATIC STEEL at 6:15, and the Afro-Peruvian rhythms of GOLPE TIERRA at 7:45. A delicious dinner will be provided by NEW ORLEANS TAKEOUT, and we will even serve Birthday Cake! Please join us in this great fundraiser to support WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio.

Sponsored by Madison Essentials and 5NINES.
Golpe Tierra
Golpe Tierra
The irresistible acoustic groove of Golpe Tierra bases its sound on the philosophy that, when we come together in music and dance to “beat the earth,” we are truly celebrating the act of community. Nick Moran, Juan Tomas Martinez, Tony Barba, and Richard Hildner make up this guerrilla-style ensemble, employing the traditional Afro-Peruvian guitar-bass-cajón set-up. The group embarks on a musical journey throughout Latin-America, flirting with blues, jazz, and shades of soul. This uniquely-presented original and traditional music is sure to get you out of your seat to dance!
Panchromatic Steel Band
Panchromatic Steel Band
Madison's homegrown steeldrum band. Authentic soca, calypso, jazz, classical and popular music played on steel pans and accompanied by a smokin' rhythm section.

The steeldrum, or “steel pan,” is heralded as the only acoustic musical instrument newly developed in the 20th century. It is the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, a small but culturally rich island nation in the south Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela. The instrument is literally a sawed-off 55-gallon oil drum with the top stretched into a bowl shape and painstakingly hand-hammered to create tone-producing centers, which are struck by rubber-tipped mallets.

Originating in the 1940's, the steel pan is the product of the wide availability of discarded oil drums in Trinidad as a result of the presence of U.S./British naval bases and the country's vast oil and petrochemical industry. That, and some serious creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship by the instrument's earliest practitioners.

The use of the pan became popularized in musical styles unique to Trinidad including “calypso,” a folk music known for story-telling and social commentary, and “soca,” a high-energy dance music born of the 1960s that incorporated elements from Indian classical music as well as American funk. The instrument has also been applied to wide range of other musical styles, including classical, reggae and popular music.

Founded in 2016 by Chad Bartell and Josh Pultorak, Panchromatic Steel hopes to honor and bring recognition to the steel pan by respectfully applying it to a variety of creative, improvised music.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/