Let’s Play Pan

Synopsis:  

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.

Director:  

Ian Jones

Country:  

Canada

Year:  

1998

Length:  

28 mins

Lan:  

English

Logline:  

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