Web Posted - Wednesday
November 11, 2020
When Steel Talks
Meet Jelani Cielto - Panist Extraordinaire
Global - “I’m a cool, down-to-earth guy but when it comes to my pan I make sure I enjoy it. That’s my approach to life.” -- Jelani Cielto
Is Jelani Cielto a special talent? Absolutely. He also has that type of gift that makes a very select few see partial differential equations as child’s play. Blessed with the innate ability of a photographic memory, he has used his gift to play in multiple steel orchestras during the annual national Panorama season. This has become a point of focus. In a When Steel Talks exclusive - performing artist and panist extraordinaire Jelani Cielto - an individual of few words - gets his points of view across very succinctly, while leaving no doubt about the depth of his passion for the instrument, in this interview.