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The Steel Pan instrument made its first appearance on British TV in 1950, thanks to Trinidadian creative Boscoe Holder and his Caribbean Dancers. The first steel drums performed on his own television show, Bal Creole, broadcast on BBC Television on 30th June 1950. The tradition of steel pans have alwast been strong in North Kensington. Find out more right here.
Sound Tradition, Creators of Quality.
Involved with its conception and present throughout Notting Hill Carnivals history, steel bands are an integral part of Notting Hill Carnival's tradition. Bringing the unique sound and energy of the Caribbean to the streets of London. It takes years, even lifelong dedication, to master the steel pan.
A Little Of My Story
Women in Pan Women in Sound
Debra Ann Eden has been teaching Steelpan for 25 years, and is on the advisory council for the Notting Hill Carnival as an active carnivalist, a participant in the arenas involved and a member of the local community. She is an active promotor of Carnival as a whole, a dedicated and enthusiastic person with many years experience in Mas, Steelpan and working as a writer in the calypso tent.
Keeping up Tradition. In Pan we Trust
Shareen Gray is a Director of The Steel Pan Trust, a charity who run workshops for community groups that cross a wide spectrum. “Types of community places we have visited so far include care homes, scout groups, senior citizen organisations, hospitals, mental health clinics, and women’s institutes. Working with community groups and charities we provide a fun creative activity for all.” For more infomation on The Steel Pan Trust click here.