Calypsociation is an association that radiates the steelpan in France since 1993: it is both a resource center (CDs, DVDs, books, sheet music, exhibitions, conferences), a concert hall and a school involving a hundred students in different steelband. Concerts, workshops, tutorials, master classes are offered throughout the year.
Calypsociation is, above all, playing the loving fans panistes pan together!
Our members are encouraged to participate actively in the project of the association by concerts, helping to organize school parties and other events, maintaining the premises ... Calysociation makes a point of honor to pool everyone's skills to benefit the association and the actions it implements, all in a friendly and festive.
Created June 8, 1993 by William Kervel, and Emmanuel Barthelemy Fougea Masselot. Calypsociation aims to promote the practice of steel-drum in France, and to develop cultural exchanges between France and Trinidad and Tobago. In 1996, the association is structured in school under the leadership of Daniel Verba.
1993 participation at the Carnival ... of Paris organized by Color Carnival.
Organization in 1998 to a gathering of 150 panistes English, French and Trinidadian to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Caribbean Rhythm - Great Hall of the Villette in May 1998.
Organization of the 1st European steelband competition in 2000 to La Villette. 12 steelbands competing each composed of 30 to 60 musicians. Calypsociation won 2nd place in this competition, which entitles him to participate in global competition in Trinidad in October 2000. Calypsociation won the 10th place worldwide in 17 steelband competition.
In 2002, Calypsociation again won the second European title in the 2nd edition of the European steelband competition organized by the European Steelpan Association.
From 2002 to 2006 Calypsociation works closely with Andy Narell (recording the album The Passage, tour the USA ...).
In 2007, Calypsociation released their 1st album "Made It" which gained international recognition.
From 2010, Calypsociation organizes its premises evenings encounter with steelband concerts in France and Trinidad.
In 2011, Calypsociation released his 2nd album "Pan People.
Since 2000 Calypsociation is regularly invited to festivals in Europe steelband (Männedorf, Dortmund Cudrefin, Marsanne, St. Macarius ...).