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Cabo Verde needs some steelpans.

Posted on April 12, 2015 at 11:23am 4 Comments

Dearest Pan Women,

I read most of the interviews with you on ‘When Steel Talks’.

Pretty impressed by all of the stories, how you all came in contact with Pan.

What strikes me the most, is the dedication you all have towards this instrument.

It is exactly the way I feel about Pan. Although I came in contact with it when I was 5 years old, it took me about 45 years to find someone who could teach me to play.

In the sixties there were a lot of steel bands here, due to the…


Cabo Verde Islands is interested in playing pan!!

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:19pm 3 Comments

As I hope you all already know, I started a project about introducing pan on São Vicente, Cabo Verde Islands.

As this the site for developing pan all over the world, I hope to reach as much people as possible 

As a lot of bands in Trinidad/Tobago don't use mail, I hope you read this and help them to start a panyard.

My name is Deanne Pijl and I live in The Netherlands. And of course I play Pan.

Last February, during the Carnival, I was on São Vicente ( Cape…


Educating and developing Steelpan

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:02am 3 Comments

As I hope you all know, I started a small project on The Cape Verde Island, São Vicente.

First part is done successfully, which was introducing and teaching pan. They never heard, saw or played a steelpan before. I was lucky that Nostalgia Steelband from London, lend me some pans, and took them with me, payed my own ticket to get there, and taught them how to play. 

The goal was to form a small steelband together with the inhabitants of São Vicente and play on their carnival…


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At 9:47am on September 7, 2016, Fitzy T. Spencer said…

Ms. Deanne,

Could you please contact me my e mail:trinityta22@hotmail.com

At 12:29am on September 29, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

So you know about "timbre, wolf tones, octave stretching etc etc etc", which is great, maybe you can teach some of these tuners a trick or two, like the tone intonation accuracy of a pitch system, is based upon the laws of the octave, just keep hammering around the "perimeter" of the note Deanne, tightening and flattening, take your time be patience you'll get it ...

At 3:45pm on May 30, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Ms Pijl; if a piano tuner decides to tune MY piano, in a different scale he would be FIRED, not paid and reported to the Piano tuners GUILD, at a Musical Convention in London 1936, it was decided that A 440 vibration per second be adopted universally, to accomedate all instruments around the world, and at most concert back stages today, U will find two piano's one tuned at A 440, and the other at A 444 vibration per second, the reason for that is, when indoors most wind instruments rises in pitch some times a semi tone up, never down, that is when the A 444 piano is warranted, you see Ms Pijl, I do not only tune pans, I am a piano tuner as well, I aquired most of my tuning knoweledge is from ANTHONY WILLIAMS, he created that monster in me...

At 9:43am on May 29, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Deanne PijL; NICE TRY...


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