Show/Info:Steelpan musicians are called pannists. We have solo performers, duos and up to eight players. The pan is struck using a pair of straight sticks tipped with rubber; the size and type of rubber tip varies according to the class of pan being played.
Achievements:This skill and performance have been conclusively shown to have grown out of Trinidad and Tobago's early 20th-century Carnival percussion groups known as Tamboo bamboo. The pan is the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago.
Performs:Steel drum players can include guitar, keyboard, and bass for a variety of music from many genres including top 40, Caribbean Islands pop, rock, show tunes, and classic music melodies. The modern pan is a chromatically pitched percussion instrument made from 55 gallon industrial drums.