New Dimension Steel Orchestra

  • June 23, 2024
  • 4:30 pm
  • TD Main Stage - OLG Grove
  • June 23, 2024
  • 6:00 pm
  • TD Main Stage - OLG Grove

4:30 pm – full ensemble performance
6:00 pm – steel pan workshop (open to all)

 

Part of Sunday Lime – an immersive evening of Afro-Caribbean music and dance. Curated by artist, educator, creative womanist and creative consultant Joy Lapps.

Established in 1994, New Dimension Steel Orchestra (New D) is a nonprofit organization that has become a fixture for steelpan music in North York, specifically in the York Mills and Leslie area. Led by three dedicated young musicians, New D caters to players of all ages and skill levels, with a strong emphasis on engaging young people. The band performs a wide range of genres, including soca, reggae, jazz, R&B, and pop, producing captivating original arrangements and renditions of popular music.

In addition to performing at various events, New D dedicates the summer months to preparing for the annual Ontario Steelpan Association’s (OSA) Pan Alive competition held at the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto. Committed to educating and promoting the steelpan in the Greater Toronto Area, New Dimension Steel Orchestra also aims to expand internationally to spread the joy and cultural richness of steelpan music.