Les Slater - Panist, Intellectual and Director of the Folk Arts Institute of Trinidad and Tobago - speaks on Pan & Panorama 2012
Global - In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - journalist, panist and former arranger of the renowned Highlanders Steel Orchestra - Les Slater, shares his overall views on Pan, Panorama and more...
“As far as a blessing or a curse, Panorama is probably a bit of both. It certainly is a blessing, having been on this incredible orbit since it began, generating a remarkable intensity within the worldwide pan community. And in Trinidad and Tobago and the Diaspora, as the only pan activity that commands interest among pan people on such a scale, it cannot but be viewed in positive terms.” ...Les Slater
This is a true and mature perspective of Pan, I especially like and have written about the only return to pan on the streets at Carnival is either amplification or a model similar to j'ouvert in Brooklyn, steelband only no electronics.