A Brief History of Pan

Pan Master Dudley Nesbitt

Pan Master Dudley Nesbitt is all set to take us on a musical journey at A Brief History of Pan.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 7pm – 9pm

RJC Dance Studio @ The Mandela Centre, Leeds LS7 3HY

Born in the Caribbean and delighting the world since the early 20th century, the sweet sound of steel pan has roots in rebellion and uprising.

From Trinidad and Tobago to the streets of Leeds steel pan is at the heart of authentic Caribbean Carnival, brought to popularity in England by the Windrush Generation, as time goes by it is an artform whose existence is at risk here in the UK.

Thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding, Leeds West Indian Carnival is delighted to share the heritage and history of pan on Wednesday 2nd May from 7pm at RJC Dance Studio @ The Mandela Centre, Leeds 7.

Join us at 7pm for a Caribbean cuisine reception followed by guest speaker, Chair of the British Association of Steelbands and Ebony Steelband Trust, Pepe Francis. Pepe’s exploration of the beginnings and heritage of pan will be illustrated by performances by pan virtuoso Dudley Nesbitt and the young vanguards of pan in Leeds, New World Steel Orchestra.

Tickets are free, including the reception. And can be booked here

We look forward to seeing you for an evening of sweet sweet pan!