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Protect our sacred panyards

by Dara E Healy

Dara E. Healy

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - THE PAIN caused by the recent murder in [the panyard of] Pamberi Steel Orchestra has many threads.

These threads flow back in time, connecting decades, even centuries of hurt and loss. Like the spiderweb design in the pan, the threads hold stories and attitudes about an instrument that is indigenous to our country, but which should be better protected.

The web spins, winding around pan geniuses like Anthony Williams, sitting quietly in his humility, not recognised enough and without the financial security for someone who created magical music on a biscuit tin.
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