Travel through time to experience the development of the world’s youngest family of acoustic instruments: the steelpan. Potts & Pans Steelband demonstrates the modern instrument, while showcasing its rich history from Trinidad & Tobago. Rising out of slavery and class struggles, the innovators of the steelpan were driven to create music through any means necessary. Audience members are able to participate on and off the stage as this trio demonstrates the progression from hand drums to sticks and metal scraps leading up to the modern steelpan. Traditional music from T&T such as Calypsos and Socas, as well as western Classical music, will be heard alongside American tunes such as jazz standards, modern hits, and the band’s own blues/calypso fusion: bluypso!
Availability: Monday through Friday, Weekends
For all ages
- Access to electricity
Great performance! Unique and new for our kids! Thank you!Principal, Gower West Elementary School