Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
The Friends of the Marple Public library in Broomall will present a free family- friendly concert focused on the music of the Caribbean Islands 7 p.m. Wed., July 12 in the library’s lower level community room. The concert will feature the Steel Pan Drum as the principal instrument performing folk and popular music in the Caribbean traditions including classic and modern jazz, Broadway show tunes and music from the Beatles. The concert for all ages features musicians Paul Downie on drums and David Gettes on Steel Drum. The program will not only share the lively energetic music from the islands but will also explain the origins, history and traditions of the steel drum and its unique musical sound. Marple Public Library is at 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall. Reservations are requested but not required at 610-356-1510. A reception of desserts will immediately follow the concert so all can meet the two guest artists.