Hello prospective partner, as an entertainer I seek to bring joy through my steeldrum performance. A New York based musician with a 17 year international and local soloist career. My repertoire is vast and eclectic, I'm always willing to satisfy your musical request. It is important for me to provide a polite and professional atmosphere.
Price Range: $250-$1200
Gig Length: 15 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Positive Vibration Drums always provides a performance appropriate for the event setting. Our presentations may include a mellow bed of sound perfect for conversation and drinks, a vibrant musical selection to get the party started for a lively backyard cookout, house party or birthday celebration and every request in between. The technique I use for the collaboration of sound and sensitivity to the audience is attributed to more than 20 years experience on the steel drum, A deep love for the instrument and passion for performance.
Iman Pascall was born and raised in Brooklyn,NY. She started playing the steel pan at the age of 4 yrs old
and played with her first steel band at 6yrs old. In the Pan Yard where she spent most of her days , she was
always the smallest and youngest player in the yard and had to use her ears and eyes to learn the
complicated arrangements. From a young age Iman has been performing across the U.S. and the Caribbean
in numerous concerts and competitions.
At 10yrs old she was the youngest person inducted into the C.U.N.Y. Music Hall of Fame. She has
performed with Notable Panist such as Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Andy Narell, Garvin Blake, Freddy harris III and
many others. During her high school career she entered a number of competitions including: “The Cheryl
Bryon:Something Positive Soloist Competition, where she was awarded a full scholarship to Florida
Memorial University's Steel Pan program, and the NAACP ACT-SO competition and placed 2
national tournament, where Iman received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music 5 week intensive
summer program, which led to a full tuition scholarship for the BCM undergraduate program.
While attending FMU, under the tutelage of (link hidden) Batson-Borel, Imanwas introduced to the
subject of music theory and her first jazz recording “The Complete Chrlie Parker on Verve”, from that point
on her life had changed and she was completely enamored with the American style of music and its history.
Professors at FMU nurtured her love and talent for music which enabled her to engage in many
opportunities presented to her. In 2006 Iman was invited to perform in the Jazz at Lincoln Center:Pan Jazz
concert series as a feature in the Garvin Blake Quartet.
In 2008 she made the move to Boston, MA to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where she
was emerged in the vibrant musical community of the town. While in Boston Iman interacted with many
different cultures, music and musicians, studying under notable performers and scholars like Bill Pierce, Ed
Saindon, Dave Samuels, Oscar Stagnaro and Mark Walker. Upon leaving Berklee Iman was afforded many
amazing opportunities on her musical journey. In 2011 She became the first female arranger in the Notting
Hill Carnival Panorama competition in the U.K. and was also featured as a solo performer on the Brooklyn
concert series "A night of Pan Jazz at the Brooklyn Museum". Since then Iman has kept the ball rolling
continuing to perform in night clubs, restaurants and numerous special events including the inauguration
of the the first African American Brooklyn Borough President in New York City and the 2014 Pan fusion concert in Barbados W.I.
These opportunities have allowed Iman time and space to nurture her craft and expand her audience. She
has found joy in learning about people, culture and the affect of music on the human experience. In the
years to come, Iman hopes to affect the course music and culture with her contribution of a unique
perspective and her genuine love for the instrument.
Past Booked Events
|June 10, 2016 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
1950's to present
R&B, Soul, Funk, Calypso, Reggea, Ska, Latin, European, Hip Hop,Rock and Roll, Classic Rock, Jazz, Country, Show Tunes, World Music, Gospel, Christian Rock
Classical pieces from all eras
Influences & Inspiration
Miles Davis, Andy Narell Bob Marley, Anita baker, Justin Timberlake, Freddy Harris 3rd
Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Jay-Z and Charlie Parker
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