IN THE SPOTLIGHT
They’re the graduates of the toronto all stars steel orchestra (tasso).
This page is dedicated to shining a spotlight on TASSO alumni and celebrating their achievements beyond the band.
QUESTION – Tell us about yourself. Who is Christina Atkinson? Christina A. – I don’t think anyone can describe themselves well in a couple of sentences! But I think my friends would describe me as an energetic, passionate, and loyal person who is always looking to understand more of the world and never misses an opportunity for celebration. QUESTION – How were you first introduced to the Steelpan? Christina A. – I started playing around the age of eight as a part of my primary school’s music program. Instead of having a violin or guitar class, we had Steelpan class. Although playing
QUESTION – Tell us about yourself. Who is Matthew Manifould? Matthew M. – Well, I’m a recording/mixing engineer and musician primarily. I tend to spend a very large portion of my time doing lots to do with music, but in recent years I’ve also gotten into hiking and rock climbing largely due to my time studying and working in Banff. So, ya, friends, music, the outdoors, tends to be what I’m about! QUESTION – How were you first introduced to the Steelpan? Matthew M. – I was first introduced to the Steelpan when I came to Rosedale P.S. halfway through
QUESTION – Tell us about yourself. Who is Justin Oliver? Justin O. – That’s a hard question! Just insert a link to those Dos Equis ads here! I’ve always been a passionate person with a lot of different interests. I love math (don’t judge me), music, sports, modern art, and most importantly spending time with my friends and family. I’m a big believer in exploring and trying new things whenever possible, and always ready to have fun when the situation calls for it (and sometimes when it doesn’t). QUESTION – How were you first introduced to the Steelpan? Justin O.