A Lil' Lovin' for
". . . and then the light shone through"
"Wow, that's certainly not a typical pan album! Not just a collection of tunes, but a set of compositions: inspired, challenging, nicely orchestrated, and well-executed. I especially enjoyed how you sometimes seem to be heading down a familiar path, then take a detour into the unexpected. Definitely will bear repeated listening."
Pan performer, composer & educator
"The Callaloo performance for my students exceeded my expectations on every level. Their individual
and collective musicianship transcended musical boundaries and genres and inspired
greater performance excellence in my entire program!"
Rhett Cox Director of Bands Timber Creek High School Orlando, Florida
"The concert by Callaloo was a perfect fit for the SFCPA! The blend of instruments give the group such a unique sound and the original compositions were fantastic. The audience, many of whom were young steel drummers, got a chance to experience the endless possibilities of the percussion family!"
– Brandon Cruz, Founder/Director South Florida Center for Percussive Arts
“Callalloo Chicago provided a great experience for our middle school students, introducing them to a
variety of music styles. Our school is very diverse and students are exposed to many world cultures.
This helped bring what they’ve learned into a musical context. The students were eager to
explore some hands-on time with the band members after the performance as well.”
– Cathi Leibinger, Ransom Everglades Middle School
"Callaloo recently played their brand of world fusion steel pan music for a Sold Out Rooftop Event and exceeded our expectations. We received many positive comments from guests regarding the band, as well as several inquiries of how to book the excellent musicians!"
– Mike Brick, Development Director for the Joliet Area Historical Museum
"Not just your average steel pan band anymore. Callaloo goes global with worldwide rhythms
and great music. Awesome CD!”
– Cathy Ruedinger Program Coordinator KAMU-TV/FM, TTVN
“'Global Impressions' is the perfect combination of world music, innovative contemporary compositions
and excellent musicianship."
– Genaro Cantu – Percussionist/Music Teacher