Steelpan News

Project featured in the Trinidad Guardian

Project featured in the Trinidad Guardian

A major feature film on the steelpan is finally in the works and the local team behind it promises that the quality of the production will serve as the ideal marketing mechanism for the universal advancement of the instrument, while giving T&T an easily recognisable brand. Pan! A Modern Odyssey, is the title given to the project conceptualised by music producer and publisher Jean Michel Gilbert and Dr Kim Johnson, a veteran journalist and author, under the banner of the Caribbean Music Group. Gilbert, the executive producer on the project, will double as co-producer alongside acclaimed french cinematic expert Barthélémy Fougea and Johnson. Johnson, the historical consultant on the film, is also the man behind the script which has been re-written no less than 15 times. A French company called WINDS will serve as the international co-producer. Action on the production comes three years after both Gilbert and Johnson realised they had a shared vision for an instrument they are passionate about and therefore made the conscious decision to enter a partnership.

Read full article at the Trinidad Guardian Online
Original article written by Sean Nero

Project featured in Soca News

Project featured in Soca News

Over three years ago, filmmaker and pan lover Jean Michel Gibert set about making Pan! Our Music Odyssey, a ‘transmedia project promoting the steelband movement internationally, with an 80 minute docufiction telling the human adventure of pan from its genesis through re-enactment stories to its propagation all around the world.’ 

Gibert and his team continue to work tirelessly to have the film and its message of peace seen and understood by the world. Approximately $50,000 / €36,000 must be raised in order to complete the film’s post production in time for its first professional screening on 26 June at La Rochelle, in France. Post production costs include an updated promotional trailer and package and accommodation for pannists from Trinidad and Tobago while in La Rochelle for the screening. The legendary composer and soloist Ray Holman is amongst those due to travel to France from Trinidad.

Read full article at Soca News
Original article written by Nicole-Rachelle Moore

New Indiegogo Campaign Launched!

New Indiegogo Campaign Launched!

Our Story So Far…

We have been working tirelessly on this film for more than 3 years and we are almost complete! We need your help in getting the film and its message to the world.

Join us in this campaign and you will be supporting the absolute most important part of this film: getting it seen by the world. (more…)

Pan Film To Take World By Storm

Pan Film To Take World By Storm

Article from the Trinidad Express, Trinidad and Tobago
Written by Wayne Bowman

An eight-year-old boy experiences his first Panorama championships having been taken to the Queen’s Park Savannah by his parents for the event. The little fellow is fascinated and in awe of the vast collective of pans, pan racks and pannists milling around preparing to take the big stage and face the judges in the hope of being declared the champion band at the end. (more…)

PAN! We Are The World featured in the Huffington Post

PAN! We Are The World featured in the Huffington Post

PAN! The Universal Call of the African Drum

Article from the Huffington Post, Trinidad and Tobago
Written by Jessica Joseph

“The devil’s music!”

That was the European, Christian take on the pagan, pulsating, infectious beat of the African drum. Its primal edge scared the living daylights out of them. It unleashed sensuality, social revolt and spirituality of another kind, something forgotten, primordial, Mother Earthly and definitely anathema to colonial values. (more…)

PAN! We Are The World featured in the TT Guardian Newspaper

PAN! We Are The World featured in the TT Guardian Newspaper

Article from the Guardian Newspaper, Trinidad and Tobago
Written by Sean Nero

A major feature film on the steelpan is finally in the works and the local team behind it promises that the quality of the production will serve as the ideal marketing mechanism for the universal advancement of the instrument, while giving T&T an easily recognisable brand. Pan! A Modern Odyssey, is the title given to the project conceptualised by music producer and publisher Jean Michel Gilbert and Dr Kim Johnson, a veteran journalist and author, under the banner of the Caribbean Music Group. (more…)


    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.

Pan.tt – Your Home of Steelband

The site is about the latest news on pan from a team based in Trinidad and Tobago. It is about looking to build communities with all steelband practitioners of the world through our Trinbago steelband directory and our world steelband directory.

It is about creating network and potential opportunities for steelband and pan practitioners all over the world.

Please share it with your friends, family and all pan fanatics of the world!

PAN! Our Music Odyssey

This site is part of our multimedia project “PAN! Our Music Odyssey” which feature the progress of our film “PAN! Our Music Odyssey” as well as its related outputs such as the CD, Book, Apps etc…

Click here to find out more about the project.

Sponsors & Supporters

Main Sponsors
Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism
Ministry of Tourism
Tourism Development Company
Supporting Sponsors
Trinidad and Tobago Film Company
Caribbean Airlines
Sponsors In-Kind
Pan Trinbago
UTT
Supporting Individual
Lawford Dupres
Carlin Holder
Anthony Smart