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Jaischelle, 13, carries on family tradition of playing pan

Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Jaischelle James playing the steelpan at last day of the Proman Starlift Steel Orchestra camp

Jaischelle James playing the steelpan at last day of the Proman Starlift Steel Orchestra camp

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - The steelpan isn’t known for being the easiest instrument to play. But 13-year-old Jaischelle James is taking the time to perfect the craft with the help of her family and Proman Starlift Steel Orchestra.

She said of all the instruments, she chose this one because she comes from a family that is rich in the history of the pan.

“My grandfather, Cecil “Jimo” James, has been involved for over 60 years as well as my great aunt, Daisy James-McClean, who was the first woman to play the steelpan,” Jaischelle told Newsday Kids.


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