kweliTV | PANOMUNDO, PART ONE

PANOMUNDO, PART ONE \ 42min \ TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Slavery may have been the catalyst, but culture and passion formed this sound in Trinidad & Tobago. The steelpan (steeldrum) can take the claim of being the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th Century. However, this sound not only moves people today, but it parallels the island's history of colonization and the demand for independence.

The first section of this two-part film highlights the precursors of the steelpan and the creation of the instrument until it gained international recognition in Britain in 1951. Interviews from steelpan legends, such as Ellie Mannette, Sterling Betancourt, Cliff Alexis and Ray Holman, are included.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Official Selection - The People's Film Festival (2017); Official Selection - Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (2016); Official Selection - Virginia PANFest (2016); Official Selection - Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival (2016)

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Keith Musaman Morton

Keith is an independent film maker who is originally from Birmingham, but now lives in London. He studied filmmaking in 2007 and just embarked on his first feature film, which is a joint US and UK production. It is entitled; Panomundo: The Evolution of the Steelpan.

All from this director.

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