Project Description

PANOMUNDO PT 1: THE EVOLUTION OF THE STEELPAN

TICKETS

JUNE 2, 2017, 5:00pm
MAYSLES CINEMA

PANOMUNDO PT 1: THE EVOLUTION OF THE STEELPAN Charysse Tia Harper- Keith Musaman Morton • USA • 2015 • 42:03 min Music, Documentary

HARLEM PREMIERE A look at the history​ of the steelpan (steeldrum) from its inception in Trinidad & Tobago ​to it gaining international recognition at the Festival of Britain in 1951.

Slavery may have been the catalyst, but culture and passion formed this sound in Trinidad & Tobago. The steelpan can take the claim of being the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century. However, this sound not only moves people today, but it paralleled the island’s history of colonization and the demand for independence.

The first section of this two-part film highlights the precursors of the steelpan and the creation of the instrument until it gained international recognition in Britain in 1951. Interviews from steelpan legends, such as Ellie Mannette, Sterling Betancourt, Cliff Alexis and Ray Holman, are included.

 

Principal Credits:

Producer: Charysse Tia Harper

Executive Producer: Danny Derakhshan

Editor: Keith Musaman Morton

Colorist: Art Kavali

Directors of Photography: Dawit Gebreyesus, Brandon Musselman, David Ramcharan

Executive Consultants: Cliff Alexis, Gabriel Thomas “Gaby” King

Pan and Man Poem: Gabriel Thomas “Gaby” King

Art Director: Tim Baurer

Publicity Manager: Ursula Petula Barzey – Moxee Marketing

Director: Keith Musaman Morton