Web Posted - Tuesday April 6, 2021
When Steel Talks

Meet Angela Howard - Brooklyn, New York

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

Angela Howard with daughter Jona
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New York, USA -“Aside from my love of the instrument, I think it is important to preserve our culture in perpetuity. All too often, we are so overly influenced by ʽwestern culture’ that we are willing to leave our own ways behind. I don’t want Pan or Caribbean culture to be like those extinct languages lamented only after they are lost altogether. We bring our stories and history to life through our culture. It is our responsibility to document and preserve in our own voices, as opposed to having someone else interpret it for us.” -- Angela Howard

She is indeed a woman in pan - Pan daughter, wife, mother and fan. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - panist and veteran pan mom Angela Howard shares her experiences, views, reflections and expectations on Pan, culture, and the steelpan art form overall.