New steelpan manufacturing company to open later this year

TT – A new steelpan manufacturing company will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The company, Musical Instruments of Trinidad and Tobago (MITTCO) will produce a full range
of high-quality steelpans to supply growing demand both locally and internationally.

MITTCO is the brainchild of Akua Leith, the Artistic Director and Conductor of the National
Steel Symphony Orchestra of T&T.

He is a Fulbright Fellow and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Masters of Music in Conducting with emphasis on Steelpan Performance.

He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Arts from the University of the West Indies (UWI). Leith has played and conducted tours throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

He is also a teacher of the steelpan.

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