Born in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, Khion D.J. De Las has emerged as a musical force of nature in the world of Steelpan performance.
Khion De Las is currently completing his M.M. degree from Northern Illinois University where he focused primarily on Steelpan Performance, Ethnomusicological Research, Conducting and World Music. In 2011 he received a B.A. Music (hons) degree from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus.
With an extensive background in steel band orchestral playing, “Khadence” as he is popularly known, was a member of the National Steel Symphony Orchestra, Southern Marines Steel Orchestra, Shades in Steel, NLCB Fonclaire, and Phase II Pan Groove, to name a few. For many years Khion arranged music for steel bands in both the Junior Panorama and the National Panorama competitions, and has had these bands rank highly in each of these competitions ....(click details for full Bio)