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Bertie Marshall - The Steel Pan Visionary - The Film

Click to view full 50 min film - http://www.panonthenet.com/spotlight/2010/bertie_marshall-10-01-10.htm#film
Global - Steelpan pioneer and visionary Bertie Marshall is the subject of this film production by film maker, producer, director, pan man and steelpan historian Dalton Narine. This is a fifty-minute film chronicling the life work of the innovative Mr. Marshall and it is being shared with the global community on When Steel Talks in collaboration with Mr. Narine.

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Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on July 1, 2011 at 10:03pm
I could write a whole chapter on this excellent Dalton Narine production, but I won't bother.

Anyone who cares anything about the steelband has an obligation to see it for themselves.

I'll just make a few comments.

In the mid sixties, double tenors and high tenors suddenly appeared in every steelband in the land.

It was not written or broadcast anywhere, but we all knew that the genius of Bertie Marshall was responsible.

The impact of the j'ouvert bomb "Let ever valley be exalted" was so powerful it was felt even by us who weren't there.

And yes, they did call Hylander's music "Chiney music"

And lastly, Hylanders Steel Orchestra was the biggest casualty of the "bad john" era of the steelband.
Comment by jerome ebenezer clarke on July 1, 2011 at 7:09pm
It,s wonderfull to know that a documentary pertaining to the history  of the steelpan do exist.

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