Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
I was recently at an event for the Borough Day celebrations in Point-Fortin. There I witness the treatment of one of our foremost pan tuners; a Chaconia Medal receipient, being turned away at a Pan event. Now I understand that this event was sponsered by a private company, however Pan Trinbago was involved. His name was not on a list by the door, an oversight by the individual who invited him. There were officials from Pan Trinbago at the door and none could vouch for Mr. Kellman, who I am sure was humilliated by this action. A Pan compitition out front and most of the "invited guest" in the back partying, eating and drinking, while several of the performing bands, their instruments were made by guess who? Mr. Kellman. We are too small as a society to allow our icons to be treated this way. Dont wait untill they are no longer with us to give them their due, moments of silence, big shows of appriciation. They need to feel the love now, while they are still with us. Let us cherish and respect them for the contributions they have made and continue to make to put our country on the world stage. This has been said time and again, however I feel that it should be said as many times as this sort of nonsense occur.