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Legendary Steelpan Icon Anthony Williams honored with Doctorate

Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Although it’s long overdue, living steelband icon Anthony Williams was bestowed an Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University of the West Indies last Saturday, at the St Augustine Campus of the UWI.

The founder of North Stars Steel Orchestra of St. James, the band to win the first Panorama championship back in 1963, and the inventor of the Spider Web pan, Williams has been revered by colleagues and the public for more than half century for his innovations in the national instrument and his unique arrangements on pan.
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What happened to the invention of the G Pan as it is now called he gets no credit for that.


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