Playing the steelpan at Gill's Pan Shop
A visit to Gill's Pan Shop in the Curepe neighborhood of Trinidad will allow you to see how steelpans are made, tuned and played. The steelpan is the national instrument of Trinidad, and a very important part of the culture. While the instruments may appear primitive, the pans can be assembled to create an entire orchestra of sounds.
By Jessie Festa, AFAR Local Expert