Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
An Interview with Dramatic Soprano Extraordinaire Anne Fridal
Anne holds the distinction of being the first woman to have sung with every major steel orchestra coming out of Trinidad and Tobago. These steel orchestras include Phase II Pan Groove, Renegades, Desperadoes, Trinidad All Stars and Exodus. She also performed regularly with New York’s CASYM Steel Orchestra.
On women in pan, Anne says “women have shown the world that they too are capable of playing the steel pan to a standard that can be matched with any man [and sometimes better].”
“At this time it is an added pleasure to see and hear so many young people playing the steelpan in our Biennial Music Festival which is taking place at Queen’s Hall in Trinidad at this very time.”
In this exclusive 2010 When Steel Talks (WST) interview, Anne Fridal talks about the steelpan music genre which remains dear to her.