Re-Percussions: Our African Odyssey

Re-Percussions: Our African Odyssey is the story of the steelpan, which evolved from the drum, which African slaves brought, and is today a completely different orchestral instrument. It was taken by Trinidadians to the Festival of Black Arts in 1977, held in Lagos, Nigeria, when it enthralled a young boy, Bowie Sonie Bowei. He never forgot and 25 years later Bowie has dedicated his lift to propagating the steelpan in Nigeria. But it’s not so easy: first he has to learn the difficult craft of making the instrument, and then penetrate the indifference of the society. The solution he opts for is to target the children, but can he succeed?

Re-Percussions will be screening at the Digicel IMAX, Port of Spain from 26th January 2016 until the 4th February 2016. The film will also broadcast on CTV on 27th January 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago.

The DVD of the film is also now available to purchase from our shop, in addtion to PAN! Our Music Odyssey DVD and special edition box set.

PAN Africa Poster (27"X42") red black white A2

With the financial contribution of the European Union (European Development Fund) and the assistance of the ACP Group of States.


    PAN! Our Music Odyssey is a transmedia project promoting the steelband movement internationally with an 80 minute docudrama, telling the human adventure of Pan from its genesis, through reenactment stories, to its propagation all around the world.