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Meet Shannon Mc David - Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago - “I must say performing on a Panorama stage is the most invigorating experience. I feel such a thrill - like there's an energy running through my veins the second the stick touches the pan. It's like electricity. For me, playing pan (or music) is like entering a new world....While I'm playing I listen to everything from the iron man to the tenors; so every run, every drop, every hit of the iron drives me. I often laughed when people told me I was dancing out of time sometimes but I knew that I was dancing to someone else's part.”
She is a scholar, an intellect, a serious practitioner of the performing arts. This, in addition to being a budding scientist and of course a panist, who knows a thing or two about winning Panorama performances - as a member of both the 2009 & 2010 champions Silver Stars Steel Orchestra - and the 2018 Renegades Steel Orchestra. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Shannon Mc David shares her feelings, experiences, expectations and passion for steelpan instrument, its music, the art form and more.