Let’s Play Pan

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    The evolution from the skin drum to the steel drum and its introduction to Toronto.

    DIRECTED BY: Ian Jones

    Documentary | Canada | 1998 | 28 mins | English |


    A historical chronicle of the development of the steelpan in Trinidad and Tobago – the socio-economic conditions that gave birth in the 20th century to the only complete family of tuned, acoustic percussion instruments. A visit to Panyard Steelpan factory shows how the instruments are manufactured and maintained (blended) by master tuner, Earle Wong in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.