"No pan was harmed (or played) during the making of those songs.
We have been making music using the pan for decades, the fact that we have no world wide hits with pan incorporated is because we have no worldwide hits.
It has nothing to do with pan.…"
"Knolly: Nobody could have summarized it better than you just did. Especially the line: "today it's about the steelpan musician" -- and I can tell you that there are very few of those. And when you add in the OTHER SKILLS necessary to…"
" the steelpan instrument was originated on the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago some time in the 1930s, since then,we have produced some of the finest steelpan technicians,... tuners...,players and arrangers (BUT THAT WAS…"
"Interesting story, thanks for the details. It made me go listen to the original Cantina Band, since I am not a Star Wars buff and didn't know about it. I knew the song, but had never listened to the whole thing. Does anyone…"
"Well said Noah. I have absolutely no problem with pannists from other countries making it big. What, if anything, is holding US back from doing the same? I say more power to the movement the more international it becomes, and no to…"
"Look at it another way... pan has indeed come far. Long ago if you wanted pan you would call someone like Robbie Greenidge (just ask John Lennon among others), now that pan has spread so much it's not surprising they would call someone local.…"
http://pan-mag.com/steelpan-used-star-wars-last-jedi/Imagine searching for a pan player to play on the score for Star Wars, The Last Jedi and not being able to find someone who could make the grade.Only to have to use someone who has no connection to the Mecca of Pan.The pans were built by an non-Trini, tuned by a non-Trini and played by a non-Trini.See how far we have comeSee More
"Sounds like the author is conflating child labour an pan playing.
Do you think that being in a panyard is the same thing as being forced to labour?
No one is forced to do anything in a panyard. Children and adults alike go to a panyard to not only…"
"The pan steel orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago have risen to Pan Jazz.
Len Boogsie Sharp and the members of the Phase II Pan Grove make me proud to be born in Trinidad and Tobago.
Happy Birthday Boogise God bless you and may you live to see many…"