Let’s revive pan music in Guyana

By Dillon Goring -- Guyana Chronicle

Published with the expressed permission of the author

In a 2019 article on thingsguyana.com, an online magazine, Andrew Tyndall in his post as Mashramani Coordinator said:

The Pepperpot Magazine spoke with Mr. Clayton Daniels, a pan tuner who has been involved in both the tuning and playing of pan music for the past 25 years.

According to Daniels, the survival of pan music in Guyana hinges mainly on the promotion of the music via radio, concerts and the teaching of the music in schools.

“ Steel band in Guyana normally survives from the school system. You graduate from the school system and move into the bigger band. Since the coronavirus came about, all of that has been ceased…There is competition next month [February], but it would be a small competition,” Daniels told the Guyana Pepperpot Magazine

Read more

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A look at the new panyard under construction for Desperadoes Steel Orchestra by Sharmain Baboolal

When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of Harry Belafonte

Dane Gulston - External Relations Officer of Pan Trinbago has resigned

On This Day in Pan -- The Legendary Herman “Rock” Johnston

Watch - East Region Large Conventional Steel Orchestra Preliminaries - Panyard Judging - Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2023

Roach to be honoured with Caribbean Artistic Development award in the U.S.A.

Party At Panyard - Steelband in BELIZE

Remembering Some of Those In Pan We’ve Lost in 2021 - calypsonian Singing Sandra (Sandra Des Vignes-Millington).