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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Yesterday we explored the history of the evolution of the handpan from steelpan to its original form, the hang. Now we look at its further explosion in both manufacturing and performance.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
It has now been many decades since the steelpan has spread throughout the world and now a “child” of T&T’s national instrument known as “handpans” or “hang” are starting to come of age.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
In 2016, a new national organisation of steelpan educators formed in the United States.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
On March 16, Dr Janet Hathaway, Director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois University (NIU) announced that professor Liam Teague had been just named as the latest NIU Presidential Research,
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Back home in Trinidad for a month from Japan, Michael “Manish” Robinson is busy making pans, playing pan and bringing several students from the Land of the Rising Sun to play our national instrument.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Gregory Boyd is one of a handful of experienced pannists in Denmark and the only thing more unique than this fact is the unconventional road he took to a career playing T&T’s national instrument i
Saturday, February 3, 2018
After growing up in San Fernando, playing with Fonclaire and touring Europe with Skiffle, Wade Austin has become a highly regarded pan player and teacher in London.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee, like much of America’s heartland, is ruled by college football and country music.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
One of the more unique phenomena on display at many steelpan events in the United States in recent years are mass steelbands in which individual players or smaller pan ensembles come together as one l
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The instructor of the Peace Drums Project steelbands is San Fernando’s own Briele Scott, who recently returned to Israel for her second term of directing this unique music ensemble of secondary school

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