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Khan M.T. Cordice

UD Steel Band Festival 2016 noon-6 p.m.

Featured Concert:
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Khan Cordice with the UD Faculty Jazz and Delaware Steel

Loudis Recital Hall


There is no charge for this event.

Khan M T Cordice, born in the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, is a steelpan musician, composer and arranger. Over the years, Khan has attained many accolades in the music world and continues to climb the stairs of success with great humility. These musical accolades range from solo and large panorama competitions, to performances with many different ensembles in the Caribbean and the United States.

Khan has been afforded many opportunities to publically showcase his arranging skills which have yielded very positive results. In 2009, at 18 years old, Khan was noticed by many enthusiasts by becoming one of the youngest pan arrangers to win Antigua’s National Panorama, with his arrangement of Swallow’s Party in Space, for the Lime Hell’s Gate Steel Orchestra. Over the past five years, Khan has arranged for many national competitions and holds four panorama championships as arranger for Lime Hell’s Gate Steel Orchestra.

Khan’s performance in Antigua as steelpan musician awarded him a full steelpan/music scholarship by the government of Antigua and Barbuda, the first of its kind. With this scholarship, he studied Musical Arts at the University of the West Indies Trinidad, St. Augustine Campus, where he graduated top of his music class. With more good fortune, he was presented with a National Youth Award in cultural & performing arts.  

Starting at noon on April 30, there will be a free concert by more than a dozen steel bands from schools and communities around the region. This will take place in Puglisi Orchestra Hall with ample seating. 

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