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A Song of Praise 

Hello Music Friends,

I sent this video to my buddy to get his opinion and his response was: "Man, you need to wash our dishes and clean your kitchen before you make anymore videos." Anyway............here is "More Than Anything" by Lamar Campbell.

Best,
Minsky


International Day Festival at a Local Elementary School 


Hello Music Friends
Today I spent the day teaching elementary school students the joys of the steel pan. I must say that they were a very attentive, intelligent lively group. In addition to teaching them the origin of the instrument and how they are built, I gave them a chance to play my drum. Their excitement level really rose as they played along to a reggae accompaniment track. I gave them a choice of 4 notes that were in the proper key of the song and then told them to play whatever the felt.  Their eyes lit up in amazement by the beautiful sound of the pan and the fact that they were creating sound in real-time. Its my hope that these experiences shape their self confidence and their appreciation of music in general.

Best,
Minsky


I Belong To You- William Mc Dowell-Instrumental Cover by Minsky Delmonte 


Hello Music Friends
This is my latest video performance. I'm a fan of gospel singer William McDowell's music and ministered "I Belong To You" to my church congregation. In addition to a successful offering I had discovered an awesome piano backing track by a Toronto based pianist who goes by the name of Dappy T Keys. I've played along to backing tracks on several occasions but I personally feel that the combination of his piano and my steel drum produced a tone that was conducive to reflection, prayer and praise. I hope to contact him and schedule a recording session with him as his music inspires me.
Best,
Minsky

Praise and Worship Music for New Years Eve 2014 


Hello Music Friends,

Happy New Year to all of you? I was thrilled to bring in the New Year sharing songs of Praise and Worship. As part of a line up of Christian artists I  had  the chance to play "Lord I Lift Your Name on High". This song was written by Rick Founds and has been covered by many others including Dan Moen, Donnie Mc Clurkin, Petra, Minsky Delmonte and the Maranantha Singers. This particular arrangement was featured on saxophonist Sam Levine's album.

Be Sure to take a listen share and comment.
Best,
Minsky

In the spirit of Christmas...... 

Hi There music friends.
While there is "Nothing new under the sun", there are new interpretations of old songs. Here is my version of "O Come All Ye Faithful". I had a good vibe about it while recording it and I hope you get a good vibe while listening to it.

Best,
Minsky


"Fan of The Week" Criteria 






Hello Music Friends,

I have a tab on my Facebook fan page called "Fan of The Week". Its a n application that automatically chooses a new fan and recognizes them for a week. So, how does one become a "Fan Of The Week? Well, its very easy. Fan of the week stats are compiled by visitors' interaction with the my page. Visitors get points awarded for their visits, comments, posting pictures, "likes" etc. More interaction increases your chances for getting picked. Another way of getting selected is by "becoming a candidate". Clicking on the "Fan Of The Week" icon (which is located on the top right portion of my timeline) will take you to the candidate sign up page. At the moment the chances of being picked are in your favor as I don't really have heavy traffic to my page. Its essentially a ground floor opportunity to interact with me and be able to say "Hey I knew him when". Head on over to my fan page and get involved! I'll be waitin' for ya.
www.facebook.com/hearsteeldrumsplay

Best,
Minsky
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