Media Release

Fifteen Tuners by 2021 – NGC and MIC Arrangement Hits the Right Note

17th October, 2018
The recent loss of pan pioneer Ken ‘Professor’ Philmore has left the pan community bereft of yet another curator of precious knowledge about the instrument, adding to an unfortunate pattern that has emerged over the past two decades—the loss of skilled craftsmen in the art of the steelpan without replacements from the current generation.

This has put the sustainability of the national instrument in jeopardy, a problem heightened by the fact that more than a loss of skilled players, there is a pressing need for more persons that are capable of designing, manufacturing and tuning the steelpan.

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