Grant County Arts Council
"Pan Jammin’ Steel Drum Studio"
Jamaican & Caribbean Music
Sunday, October 1
•Members No Charge
•Students 6 years & Under No Charge
Caribbean & Steel Pan Music brings together those with an interest in steel bands. Steel drums became popular in this area when in 1991 the “father of the modern steel drum,” Ellie Mannette, was invited by West Virginia University to show interested students how to build and play steel pans. What was meant to be a guest semester,
eventually turned into a longtime relationship called the University Tuning Project and later on, the company Mannette Steel Drums, which is currently located in Morgantown.
Pan Jammin’ Studio, located in downtown Keyser, teaches persons of all ages how to play and perform in a Caribbean-Style Steel Band.
Grant County Bank
Rosanne & John Glover
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