Web Posted - Monday March 29, 2021
When Steel Talks

Kim Johnson′s Illustrated Story celebrates power, glory of steelpan in Trinidad and Tobago

Kim Johnson

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Dr. Kim Johnson with a copy of the second edition of his book, The Illustrated Story of Pan.

He explained that he attempted to grapple with the problems facing pan in TT, including “the delusions of people of influence,” and discussed how some of the issues could be addressed. He said pan was extremely popular in its heyday and everyone wanted to be involved in some way. Now, many young people were not interested in pan. A lot of them were paid to play and if they did not get their money, they would walk away.