Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Happy belated birthday to Dr. Baldwin Spencer. During his vibrant political and union career, he found time to manage the Antigua and Barbuda steel band association. In the nineteen-eighties under the auspices of Pan Trinbago, Dr. Baldwin Spencer was instrumental in sending a group of Antigua and Barbuda tuners to Trinidad and Tobago to assist in standardizing the steel pans. Out of that meeting, Dr. Ellie Mannette’s double second setting and Antonio Williams’s cycle of fifth treble pan or high tenor were standardized. Today, all-steel bands in the world use the standardized version of the double second and the cycle of fifth treble pan. It is right to celebrate Dr. Baldwin Spencer not just for his birthday but for the tremendous contribution he made in the managing of steel bands in Antigua and Barbuda.