“I would urge them to remain passionate and remember the reason they first wanted to play pan; childhood memories especially, I feel, affects this futuristic decision to move forward and be a pan player. Always strive for excellence and knowledge to go further than just playing the steelpan. Be a musician and be knowledgeable in all the aspects of your instrument and reach for the stars. “Don’t see where pan can take you - see where you can take pan.”” ---- Jeanelle Alexander
Her love affair with Pan and Exodus began in childhood. And as is her expectation, this affair will last forever and a day. She is one of the recognized pillars of the iconic Exodus Steel Orchestra. Beyond being a veteran advocate for all things good about pan, she has indeed lived the experience. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - panist Jeanelle Alexander shares her love and unrestrained passion for the steelpan instrument, its music, the art form and more.