Globalization and Development of the Steelpan

Forged out of the civil rights and identity struggles of a young nation, the steel pan remains the newest acoustic instrument on the planet. While the music and use of this versatile and organic instrument has spread far beyond Trinidad and Tobago in the last 100 years, at home, it is still referred to as “the movement”.

Pan Trinbago Inc. of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting the inaugural International Conference and Panorama (ICP) on August 4-9, 2015. The Conference seeks to bring together persons involved in all aspects of Steelpan performance, development, research, and commerce to share their knowledge and experiences about the Steelpan.

The ICP begins with an Opening Ceremony on August 4 followed by the formal Conference sessions during August 5-7 and culminates with the first International Panorama on August 9. In addition, there will be a number of events including Steelpan Expos, working meetings, and tours to celebrate the Steelpan.

Towards the Globalization and Development of the Steelpan is the theme of the Conference. A major objective of the Conference is the establishment of a Centre of Authority of the Steelpan in Trinidad and Tobago. As a result, it is organized around seven (7) main Sub-themes:

Pan Trinbago Inc. of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting the inaugural International Conference and Panorama (ICP) on August 4-9, 2015. The Conference seeks to bring together persons involved in all aspects of Steelpan performance, development, research, and commerce to share their knowledge and experiences about the Steelpan.

The ICP begins with an Opening Ceremony on August 4 followed by the formal Conference sessions during August 5-7 and culminates with the first International Panorama on August 9. In addition, there will be a number of events including Steelpan Expos, working meetings, and tours to celebrate the Steelpan.

Towards the Globalization and Development of the Steelpan is the theme of the Conference. A major objective of the Conference is the establishment of a Centre of Authority of the Steelpan in Trinidad and Tobago. As a result, it is organized around seven (7) main Sub-themes:

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