Pan Profile #07

Nia Reid

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Nation?

FIRE!!!!!!!

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What pan do you play?

Tenor

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How long have you been playing for Nation?

6 years, daaamn I feel old!

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What is your favourite song on the set list?

Soca Medley (Lucy/ Different me/ Sorry) even though Lucy is a full on work out on the arms this medley always has me moving LOL!

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What song would you bring back that we no longer play?

OMG, do you remember Carnival Tabanca?! I would love to bring that back! *starts humming the tune*

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What song would you suggest we learn next?

Ooooo maybe R. kelly: Bump n Grind or Aaliyah: Rock the Boat! If we play them there will be pure body roles!

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What is your favourite thing about Nation?

I love how we’re all a family! We’re there for one another; we help each other reach our fullest potential; we vibes together; we have banter together and we throw shots at each other! There is just pure love within the band and that’s my favourite thing about Nation!

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What’s one thing you would improve about Nation?

Hmmmmmmmmmm, I know what I need to work on as an individual but as a band, it’s much harder. If I had to though I would say technique, although we have come a long way from where we began!

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What are your short-term goals for Nation?

To win Jr.Panorama and to get our own pan yard and pans

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What are your long-term goals for Nation?

To go international and for everyone to know our name #ShoSho

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Nia’s journey

2005 – Started playing pan at primary

2008 – Played at the Royal Albert Hall and joined Haringey Steel Orchestra

2011 – Joined Nation, Played at the Lord Mayor’s Show and toured Barbados with Haringey

2014 – Left Haringey

2015 – Played Panorama with Endurance and entered Pan Explosion with Nation’s under 25’s coming 3rd

2016 – Played in Rotterdam Carnival and came 1st in Pan Explosion with Nation’s under 25’s

Nation x

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