AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Program Details
Air Time: 
05/19/2016 - 5:00pm - 5:59pm
Program Title: 
PAN! OUR MUSIC ODYSSEY
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://afropop.tv/
PSIP Description: 
Steel band musicians come to Trinidad from all over the world to compete in a great pan event.
Long Description: 
Since the evolution of pan-a musical instrument crafted from oil drums as early as 1939 and perfected in the 1950s-steel bands have mushroomed in every corner of the planet. Each year, philharmonic orchestras of over 100 musicians come to Trinidad from all countries of the world to compete for the greatest Pan event: the Panaroma. Pan is the story of the men and women throughout the Caribbean and the world who staked all on their art and whose passion and daring has drawn them to the world championships. Their stories are interlaced with re-enactments of the rags-to-riches tale of the steel band movement, which was born in poverty and violence but climbed to the highest levels of social and artistic acceptance without losing its life-or-death urgency.