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For too long Trinidad and Tobago has not been capitalising on the national instrument.

The MIC and NGC have embarked on a programme which will change that.

It was launched on Monday in Macoya, and Marie-Therese Bernard tells us more.

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Comment by Kelvin scoon on October 18, 2018 at 11:36am

This is the best news we have had about PAN after a long drought. Let's hope it signifies a new beginning.

Comment by Michael B. Best on October 17, 2018 at 10:54pm

Mark this is a terrific step in the right direction, however, we need to move further than just preserving we need to expand on the works of the Rudolph Charles and the Bertie Marshall  etc, with some new variations/developments/inventions of the future pan

Comment by Mark Loquan on October 17, 2018 at 9:09pm

On October 15, 2018, NGC, together with MIC Institute of Technology, launched the training of 15 pannists from NGC Couva Joylanders, NGC La Brea Nightingales, NGC Steel Explosion (Tobago), Gonzales Sheikers. Course involves three six-month cycles (900 hours) over 3 years in
-Steelpan construction and tuning
-Science of sound and history of pan
-Introduction to sound engineering
-Music technology & Machine shop (intro)
-Welding & fabrication (intro)
-Related Mathematics & science
-Computer applications

A step towards self sustainability for bands and continued innovation. 


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