Young People Showcase Talent in Playing Steel Pan Music
Three groups of young people showed the world that Steel Pan Music is alive and well, during an event held on Saturday February 22nd 2014 dubbed “Pan in the City.”
Past President of the Dominica Steel Pan Association, Ms. Claudine Charles said the event took place at three different locations simultaneously, all in the effort to show the public that Steel Pan Music is just as important as other music genres.
There was a group in front of the National Bank of Dominica on Independence Street, another in front of First Caribbean Bank on Old Street, and the final, in front of Shawoes next to Orchard Restaurant on Great George Street.
Ms. Charles said the Association was severely affected by the sudden passing of the only Steel Pan Tuner on Island, Mr. Eddie Andre, who also taught Steel Pan Music for a number of years.
She is hoping however, that there can be tutoring programmes for Pan Music, with the assistance of various business Organizations to train new and interested persons.
She thanked the Dominica Festivals Committee for ensuring Steel Pan Music was part of this year’s Carnival celebrations.