Season’s Greetings from the UWI Museum

A little pan music is our seasonal gift to our friends in cyberspace.

The steel pan is, of course, hailed as the only truly new musical instrument of more than a century, and its birthplace is Trinidad & Tobago in the southern Caribbean.  Pans come in a full range, from tenor to deep bass. The tenor pan that resides in The University of the West Indies (UWI)’s museum was a gift of the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago earlier this year.

Trinidadian Kerel Warrick, a UWI Actuarial Science student and a tenor pannist with the university’s Panoridim Steel Orchestra, played informally for an hour on December 13  – with pauses between pieces to answer questions and demonstrate the notes and techniques. Listen in:

The museum, like the rest of the university, is closed between December 23, 2013 and January 2, 2014. Season’s greetings and we look forward to continuing the journey in 2014.

Chillin' to the sound of sweet pan!

Chillin’ to the sound of sweet pan!

Quick pause to listen...

Quick pause to listen…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing the UWI Chapel vases and attendant correspondence from 1961.

Viewing the UWI Chapel vases and attendant correspondence from 1961.

This little stick makes all those sweet sounds...?

This little stick makes all those sweet sounds…?

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