Web Posted - Tuesday March 16, 2021
When Steel Talks - Reboot

Meet Nakiya Athina de Freitas - Antigua

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Nakiya Athina de Freitas

Antigua & Barbuda, W.I. - “I would tell any young female panist to go for it. If it’s something you love and enjoy, don’t let anything deter you from that passion. You will face many ups and downs and you will feel like giving up, but just keep going.”

She is focused, driven and extremely talented. And represents the future of Pan. She is a music major who has firm ideas on the way forward in Pan. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - Nakiya Athina de Freitas shares her feelings, experiences, and insight into the Steelband music art form and more.