Steel pans in my blood, says talented Peter, 81

BD – There is a saying in Trinidad: when steel talks, everybody listens. Peter Harris has had an audience for many years. The Trinidadian was 19 when he played the steel pans for the first time. “It was really beautiful,” he said, explaining how he was walking through the streets of San Fernando, a city

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Students, teacher fight to save steel drum program

US – After a 22-year run, a nationally renowned Chula Vista steel drum band may have played its final concert Monday morning. “I just don’t understand how it went from a gold staple program when I was in it to being eradicated,” said one former student who showed up at the Sweetwater School Board meeting

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South mourns death of legendary pan man ‘Bobby’ Mohammed

TT – Pan arranger extraordinaire, Lennox ‘Bobby’ Mohammed, has passed away. He was 78 years old. Social media has been flooded with glowing tributes, today, following news of his passing. Only two years ago, a street near Harris Promenande was renamed in his honour by the San Fernando City Corporation. The one-way street, which before

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Pan veteran Martin Albino: Alive and making music

TT – After decades of making and teaching music, 79-year-old Martin Albino shows no signs of slowing down. He is currently promoting his fourth album and still teaches pan to students, young and old, in Montreal, Canada. However, unfortunate rumours of his death almost derailed his plans and prematurely cut short his decorated legacy in

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